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The Big Hike

June 07, 2014
Saturday, 9:00am

Tillinghast Pond Management Area, West Greenwich | Show Directions


Meet at the Plain Road parking lot.

  • From I-95, take Exit 5B - Route 102 North
  • Follow Route 102 for 3 miles, past the West Greenwich Town Hall
  • Turn left onto Plain Meetinghouse Road, follow for 3.5 miles

To the Plain Meetinghouse Road entrance:

  •     Pass the Wickaboxet Management Area
  •     Look for a small parking lot on the right
  •     The trailhead is a bar gate at the start of Narrow Lane

To the Plain Road entrance:

  •     Pass the Wickaboxet Management Area and the entrance to Narrow Lane
  •     Turn right at the next intersection, onto Plain Road
  •     Follow Plain Road for 1/2 mile to the parking lot on the right

Spend National Trails Day participating a 9-mile hike around the Tillinghast Pond Management Area and the neighboring Wickaboxet Management Area. The route will combine all four of our trail loops (constructed by our terrific volunteer corps) and take us to Rattlesnake Ledge, Tillinghast Pond, Philllips Brook, and Coney Brook. This outer loop trail has been roughly six years in the making and we are thrilled to be able to show it off.

This will be the longest hike that The Nature Conservancy has led in Rhode be prepared! 

Bring extra water -- and plan to drink it!  

Bring your own lunch.  Your body will be sad if you ask it to tromp through the woods for 4 hours, fueled by nothing more than coffee and a granola bar!  

Hiking boots or low-rise hiking shoes are required.  The terrain isn't super tough, but sneakers or sandals probably won't serve you well on this hike.

Meet at the Plain Road parking lot.

Please register with Tim Mooney, Preserves Manager, at or call 401-529-1072.  Please provide contact information in the case of cancellation due to inclement weather.

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