SummaryTrail GuideTopo MapReviewsPhotosGPS
George Washington Management Area Professional Review and Guide
"Ten miles east of Putnam, Connecticut and five miles SW of Pascoag, Rhode Island. Designed with two cut-over trails, the Walkabout Trail allows hikers to customize both tour length and difficulty. Angell Loop offers a comfortable lakeshore-woodland circuit, passing an Indian gravesite. Special attractions: Bowdish Reservoir and Wilbur and Peck ponds; mountain laurel; hemlock, pine, and hardwood forests; wetland habitat; wildlife sightings; fall foliage."
--Rhonda & Greg Ostertag, Hiking Southern New England (Falcon Guides).
We went to spend labor day at the campground. Knowing how crowded it was going to be, we decided to go on a Thursday after work and stay through Friday (it was actually the only two days available that weekend!). This was our first camping, so we very very exited. We found the campgrounds to be very nice each one kind of isolated, with a place to park the car, a pin-nic table and a fire-pit. We were on spot #1, and even then, we felt pretty away from the crowd. We hiked around the Pond and did the Orange Trail and walk to Pulaski Park.
I chose the orange (long) route and it lives up to its name. For the most part, the trails are well blazed, although there are places, especially in the northernmost sections, where it is relatively easy to get off the trail. There are also places, especially where new trees are being planted, where trail maintenance needs a bit of attention as sapling pines spread across the trail and have to be pushed aside. I enjoyed the loop but next time will wear better boots and two extra pair of socks to avoid stress on the arches and insteps. If you are coming west from southern Mass., I'd avoid the Providence area entirely and approach Rte. 44 via I-495 to 95S to I295
This place is great. There are trails for all ability levels. You can hike on trails as short as 2 miles or you could hike all day if you wanted to. There is a beach that never gets too crowded. You can also camp here during the summer.
Sign in/up to upload photos.