The Moshassuck River Preserve has all the right ingredients for a quick escape into nature: a shady canopy of big hickories and oaks, giant glacial boulders, and a meandering river and small streams that invite exploration.
Once used as a Boy Scout camp called Camp Conklin, the preserve features three miles of freshly blazed trails, laid out over 210 rolling acres of New England hardwood forest. Just eight miles from downtown Providence, it already has the feel of a hidden gem.
The preserve is located between the Fairlawn Golf Course and the MacColl YMCA. And our neighbors have been generous and welcoming partners. We could not have opened this preserve to the public without their assistance in providing trailhead parking and establishing community hiking trail connections.
Dogs are permitted but must be leashed at all times.