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George B Parker Woodland Professional Review and Guide
"This route passes through an Audubon Society nature preserve containing some interesting historic relics and unique natural features. Highlights include stone cairns, a wooded lane from the American Revolution, perfectly formed stone foundations, and striking rock outcroppings. The trail begins alongside a map board to your right. Begin on the Orange Trail at the head of the parking lot, going north. You’ll quickly reach a T intersection with a signpost indicating that the Audubon Nature Center is to your left (west) and all other trails are to your right (north and east). Turn right, continuing down a footpath through cedar mixed with pine that becomes mostly deciduous swamp maple, birch, and undergrowth. The trail is well marked and you’ll parallel a stone wall to the right before curving away from it and continuing to wind down through the woods. Follow a signpost pointing to all trails and climb down some wooden steps, passing through wooded swamp. At about 0.2 miles you’ll begin crossing a series of wooden planks over this terrain."
--Steve Mirsky, Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island (Falcon Guides).
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Great hike! The whole trail was pristine, not one piece of trash. I went on a beautiful sunny day in June and saw no one else, even though there were 3 other cars in the parking lot. If the trail is wet, wear shoes/boots with good tread. The rocks and roots are moss covered and slippery. The cairns were worth the entire hike. Strongly recommended!
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