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September 2021

EVENT AT CAPACITY: Guided Hike at Great Swamp Management Area

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
360 Great Neck Rd, 360 Great Neck Rd
West Kingston, RI 02892 us

Location: West Kingston This event has reached capacity. This hike has limited capacity. Registration is required via this link: https://sklt.org/event-tickets/guided-hikes/ Join South Kingstown Land Trust for a special edition of their Thursday Guided Hikes at Great Swamp Management Area in partnership with the RI Department of Environmental Management! We’ll tour through the diverse habitats of Great Swamp with an eye out for unique migratory bird species returning south for the winter. This fun walk will also highlight the plants, trees,…

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“Trust Me, You’ll Love It” 3rd Annual 10k Trail Run

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
223 Carolina Back Rd, 223 Carolina Back Rd
Charlestown, RI 02813 us

Location: Charlestown REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to participate in the race by visiting: https://www.charlestownlandtrust.org/Trail_Run.html - $35 to pre-register or $40 for day-of race registration. Join the Charlestown Land Trust for their 3rd Annual 10k trail run (or trail walk!) at Amos Green Farm - a beautiful 18th century farm protected jointly with the land trust! Discover the beauty of Charlestown's protected open space and get some exercise! The 10K Trail Run will start at Amos Green Farm and continue on The…

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Bird Banding Walk & Talk

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Middletown Police Department Middletown, RI 02842 United States

Location: Middletown Space is limited & pre-registration is required on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bird-banding-walk-talk-tickets-170199959661 Join Aquidneck Land Trust to learn about migratory bird research at this special Walk & Talk at Bailey Brook in Middletown! This free tour and bird banding demonstration will be led by Aquidneck Land Trust former Board Chair and Salve Regina professor Jim Chace. We will walk together to the mobile bird banding station and see what Jim catches! Bailey Brook is a primary source of drinking water…

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Opening of Janice L. Sullivan Conservation Area

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bramble Bush Road, Bramble Bush Rd
Coventry, RI 02816 us

Location: Coventry Join the Coventry Land Trust for a guided walk, followed by an open trail day at the Janice L. Sullivan Property to introduce their newest conservation area in Coventry! Come experience the seasonal changes that September brings. The scenery of the forest with outcrops & wetlands offers the hiker a peaceful backdrop for a weekend excursion! The property is situated within a beautiful 500-acre conservation area where the Coventry Land Trust has developed four trails that are suitable…

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Guided Trail Walk of Booth Pond Conservation Area

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Booth Pond Conservation Area Woonsocket, RI 02895 us

Location: North Smithfield Join the North Smithfield Land Trust for a guided walk on the newly opened Booth Pond Conservation Area, which lies within North Smithfield and Woonsocket. This wildlife conservation area totals 130 acres and includes the pond, surrounding wetlands and upland forest. The first half of the walk to see the pond is of moderate difficulty, and for those not interested in continuing further, we will return to the trailhead. The second half of the walk has a…

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Full Moonrise at Mount Hope Farm

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mt Hope Farm, 250 Metacom Ave
Bristol, RI 02809 us

Location: Bristol Join the Bristol Land Conservation Trust for a full moonrise walk at Mount Hope Farm! The view from the big field on a clear evening is amazing-- you don't want to miss it. There will be a brief Welcome & Introduction before we start off in one or two groups. Every moonrise walk is different with always some fun surprises. We may hear an owl or two, see a shooting star, see the International Space Station pass over,…

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EVENT AT CAPACITY: Harvest Full Moon Hike at Weeden Farm

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
17 Matunuck Beach Rd, 17 Matunuck Beach Rd
South Kingstown, RI 02879 us

Location: South Kingstown This event has reached capacity. To join the waitlist, please email matt.eldridge@sklt.org. We have another full moon hike in Bristol that same night with no group size limit! Join us here: https://www.meetup.com/Rhode-Island-Land-Trust-Days/events/279970349/ This hike has limited capacity. Registration is required via this link: https://sklt.org/event-tickets/guided-hikes/ Join South Kingstown Land Trust to celebrate RI Land Trust Days with a walk in the moonlight! In the days before tractor lights, the full Harvest Moon in September helped farmers to gather…

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Autumnal Equinox Hike

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Audubon Fort Wildlife Refuge, 1445 Providence Pike
North Smithfield, RI 02896 us

Location: North Smithfield This event has an admissions fee & advance registration is required. See below for details! Join Audubon Society of Rhode Island on a leisurely hike and explore the changes of the season at Fort Wildlife Refuge! Search for wildlife and plants and learn their facts and folklore stories. The hike is easy to easy/moderate. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. Advance registration is required. Fee: $10/member; $14/non-member. Ages: 10 and up. Register online through…

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Borders Farm Guided Trail Hike and Providence Brigade Band Concert

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Borders Farm Preservation, Inc., 31 North Rd
Foster, RI 02825 us

Location: Foster Join Borders Farm Preservation for a guided trail hike, followed by a free outdoor concert by the Providence Brigade Band, a Civil War period brass band! The band members dress in military uniforms of the period and play original music of the time on instruments from the Civil War era. The outdoor concert will be held under shade trees on the lawn of the historic George Phillips 1840's farmhouse (indoor farmhouse tours will not be held this year).…

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Good Earth Farm Stand & Tour

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
1800 Scituate Ave, 1800 Scituate Ave
Hope, RI 02831 us

Location: Hope (Cranston) Join Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) to walk, talk and learn about their recent acquisition, Good Earth Farm, at the corner of Pippin Orchard Road and Scituate Avenue in western Cranston. This beautiful, certified organic farm is on the site of the historic Knight Dairy. It was purchased this past summer by SCLT from John and Joyce Holscher, who ran the Good Earth Organic Farm and Garden Center there for the past 20 years. The Farm covers…

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Turner Reservoir Hike

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Turner Reservior, 400 Pleasant St
East Providence, RI 02916 United States

Location: East Providence Join the East Providence Conservation Commission for a lovely, 2 mile hike at Turner Reservoir. We will hike the east side of the reservoir to a very picturesque peninsula and back. Be sure to bring your camera as birds are commonly observed here! Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring bug spray and water. This event is FREE and suitable for all ages! Leashed dogs welcome. Rain Date: None. Heavy rain/thunderstorms will cancel the event.…

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Autumn Herbal Walk

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Bristol This event has an admissions fee & advance registration is required. See below for details! Join naturalist and local herbalist Tina Lidano on an herbal walk around the Clair D. Macintosh Refuge to learn about plants and their healing properties! Tina will discuss local flora, their healing properties, role in our ecosystem, and where they can be found in the wild. She will also touch on the ethics of wild harvesting and crafting herbal medicine. Please wear comfortable…

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Soil Solarization Walk & Talk at Pic-Wil Nature Preserve

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Road, Washington Rd
Barrington, RI 02806 us

Location: Barrington REGISTER BY EMAILING education@blct.org. Join the Barrington Land Conservation Trust for a walk and talk about Soil Solarization at Pic-Wil Nature Preserve (which is normally closed to the public)! Learn about this technique used in preparation for planting a wildflower meadow. Site preparation is one of the most important components to a meadow’s success. Come view a pollinator meadow experiment using the soil solarization technique on a small 10’x20’ plot. Soil Solarization is a very effective, environmentally friendly…

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October 2021

EVENT AT CAPACITY: Owl Prowl at Powder Mill Ledges

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge & Audubon Headquarters Office, 12 Sanderson Rd
Greenville, RI 02828 us

Location: Smithfield This event has an admissions fee & advance registration is required. See below for details! Visit Powder Mill Ledges Refuge on an autumn night to search for owls! An Audubon naturalist will call for different species of owls as you walk through mixed and pine woods. While we never know if we'll hear or see an owl, participants will be sure to learn a lot and have a great night hike. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy…

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Land Trust Days Guided Walk at Grills Preserve

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grills Preserve, end of Bowling Lane
Westerly, RI us

Location: Westerly Please register in advance by emailing: lbarber@westerlylandtrust.org. Join the Westerly Land Trust for a FREE Land Trust Days guided trail walk on October 7, 2021 from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM. Open to all ages & leashed dogs welcome! Suggested Adventure Ready Checklist: -Reusable water bottle -Bug repellent -Comfortable shoes -Layers of clothes -Color blaze orange This walk on WLT’s 500-acre preserve is over primarily flat terrain often along the Pawcatuck River on clear, wide trails. We will be…

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EVENT AT CAPACITY: Bird Migration Hike at Mill Pond Preserve

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Mill Pond Preserve, 4968 S County Trail
Charlestown, RI 02813

Location: Charlestown This FREE event has limited capacity. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY EMAILING angela@charlestownlandtrust.org. Join naturalist Paul Miller for a walk at Charlestown Land Trust's Mill Pond Preserve to look for migrating birds. Late September/early October is the height of the annual fall migration in southern New England. We'll explore the diverse habitats at this wonderful conservation property to see as many bird species as we can. Migration is hit or miss, so we will either have a slow morning…

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Hike Connors Farm Conservation Area

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Connors Farm Trailhead, 24 Connors Farm Dr
Smithfield, RI 02917 us

Location: Smithfield This event has limited capacity. Purchase a ticket in advance HERE: https://wrwc.org/wp/events/connors-farm-hike-10-09-21/ Join Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council for an autumn morning hike at Connors Farm Conservation Area! Located in Smithfield RI, Connors Farm is a 2.9 mile loop trail that passes by cranberry bogs, small brooks and ponds and features a picnic area at the top of a look-out spot. A variety of local wildlife including turtles, deer, frog, rabbits, foxes, hawks, and many other species of birds…

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Tiverton Land Trust October Walk

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Basket Swamp Preserve, 749 Cornell Rd
Tiverton, RI 02878 us

Location: Tiverton Join long time Tiverton Land Trust member Jim Spears for a lovely autumn walk at Basket Swamp Preserve - one of Tiverton's little known open space gems! We will walk the entire 1.3 mile trail system in this 96 acre property. The trails are mostly level with minor ups and downs, roots and rocks. We will pass through wooded areas, across a grassy strip, and back into wooded areas. This is easy walking. Find the trail map HERE.…

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Hunts Mills Historical Walk

October 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Hunt House Museum, Hunts Mill Rd
Rumford, RI 02916 us

Location: East Providence Join the East Providence Conservation Commission for a 1 mile historical walk on the grounds of the Hunt House! The historic house, home to the East Providence Historical Society, will be open before and after the walk. The walk is easy and slow paced, as we will make several stops along the way to talk about the history of the property and nearby community. This event is free and suitable for all ages. Be sure to wear…

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Harvest Market at Pardon Gray Preserve

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pardon Gray Preserve Trailhead Parking, 3460 Main Rd
Tiverton, RI 02878 us

Location: Tiverton Join Tiverton Land Trust and Tiverton Farmers Market for a fall afternoon full of great food, fresh produce, art, music and more at their Fabulous Fall Pop-up Harvest Market. Support independent makers and entrepreneurs when you buy local and support small businesses! Enjoy: Artisan Foods Live Musicians Makers, Artists & Gifts... and more Location: Pardon Gray Preserve, Trail Head, 3460 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878. Learn more about Tiverton Land Trust HERE. **Covid Mandates pending. Please be prepared…

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Hike at Tillinghast Pond Management Area

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tillinghast Pond Management Area, 50 Plain Rd
West Greenwich, RI 02817 us
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Location: West Greenwich Join the West Greenwich Land Trust for a hike at Tillinghast Pond Management Area to conclude Land Trust Days 2021! We'll be doing the beautiful 2.2 mile loop around the Pond. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring bug spray and water. This event is FREE and suitable for all ages! Leashed dogs welcome. **HIKERS SHOULD WEAR ORANGE.** Rain Date: None. Rain/thunderstorms may cancel this event. Updates will be shared on the Facebook & Meetup…

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November 2021

Day After Thanksgiving Walk (Self-Guided) at Johannis Farm Wildlife Preserve

November 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Johannis Farm Barrington, RI 02806 us

Location: Barrington Land Trust Days: THANKSGIVING EDITION Join the Barrington Land Conservation Trust to OptOutside this year and spend time with family and friends at Johannis Farm Wildlife Preserve! Johannis is a beautiful, 32-acre wildlife preserve located on the Palmer River in Barrington. The preserve will be open from 10:00am-12:00pm, you can arrive at anytime during these hours and walk the preserve at your own pace (this will not be a guided walk). An RSVP is required to attend. Please…

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CANCELED DUE TO RAIN – Westerly Land Trust Turkey Trot (RSVP Required!)

November 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Riverwood Preserve Westerly, 02891 United States

Location: Westerly Land Trust Days: THANKSGIVING EDITION It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving and all of the food has been eaten – now, come hike it all off! This property is part of the Westerly Land Trust’s Pawcatuck River Corridor Initiative. It consists of 148 acres of woodland, rocky ridges and freshwater wetlands adjacent to the Pawcatuck River and the Boy Scout Camp. It has interesting quarry remnants, river views and descent through a beautiful gorge. Some climbing in rocky areas…

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Boots and Beer – A Walk in the Woods

November 26 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Edward D. Vock Conservation Area, 603-805 Jackson Schoolhouse Rd
Pascoag, RI 02859 us

Location: Burrillville Land Trust Days: THANKSGIVING EDITION Join the Burrillville Land Trust for a post-Thanksgiving walk in the woods... and then grab a beer afterward! Walk the woods that Ed Vock walked. See trees, shrubs, birds, talk about the American Chestnut. See one of a kind glacial erratics from Canada and cross streams and brooks. And then go have some craft beer at a local brewery in beautiful downtown Pascoag, RI. Hear the voices of Paul, and Don, and Doris,…

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Tiverton Land Trust Thanksgiving Hike

November 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pardon Gray Preserve Trailhead Parking, 3460 Main Rd
Tiverton, RI 02878 us

Location: Tiverton Land Trust Days: THANKSGIVING EDITION Join Tiverton Land Trust for a guided walk with Garry Plunkett. Learn about Pardon Gray Preserve's history and hike the beautiful trails that surround the open farm field. Hike will begin at 10:00 AM and will take about two hours. Hiking is moderate with some easy fields and some uphill, rocky trails. Pardon Gray Preserve is the reason the Tiverton Land Trust was formed in 1996. A dedicated group of Tiverton residents worked…

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Postponed to Saturday – “Walk off the Turkey” Hike at the Monastery

November 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
1464 Diamond Hill Rd, 1464 Diamond Hill Rd
Cumberland, RI 02864 us

Location: Cumberland Land Trust Days: THANKSGIVING EDITION Join the Cumberland Land Trust for an enjoyable guided hike to "walk off the turkey" on the day after Thanksgiving! Two hike options are being offered: 2 miles and 3.5 miles. Participants should wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes and layers appropriate for cooler weather. The hikes will travel through fields and woods with varied terrain. Masks recommended. This event is FREE and suitable for all ages. Please leave pets at home for…

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Postponed to Saturday – After Thanksgiving Walk in Glocester!

November 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
162 Joe Sweet Rd, 162 Joe Sweet Rd
Chepachet, RI 02814 us
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Location: Chepachet (Glocester) Land Trust Days: THANKSGIVING EDITION Join the Glocester Land Trust for a 2.5 mile walk on the newly finished Klutz Trail in the 1278-acre Sprague Farm Town Forest! Among the sights will be lots of stone walls, a mid 1800’s farmhouse cellar hole and two story chimney, old gravel roads dating to the 1700’s, mountain laurel thickets thru valleys, and ridges with scenic vistas. One of the vistas may overlook the home of Mongo: Chepachet’s well known…

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