The Short But Magical Hike In Rhode Island You'll Want To Take Again And Again
Not every hike you take has to be a three-hour trek through the woods. There are some great trails in Rhode Island that take under an hour to explore. The Mowry Conservation Area boasts a quaint little walk through the woods that is perfect for a short stroll when you need a break from it all.
The Mowry Conservation Area is a 44-acre retreat in Smithfield. The woodland oasis was given to the town by S. Burton and Mary Mowry.
You'll discover two short trails that are absolutely picturesque. The shorter orange-blazed trail loops through towering hemlocks and pines in a shady paradise. From this trail, you can access the longer yellow-blazed path that runs up a ridge and ends at an old dam. Combine the two trails to make a journey that is just over one mile.
The orange trail is perfect for little legs, so kids will enjoy this hike too.
You'll cross a lively stream on a small footbridge in this storybook setting.
The stream is stocked each year with trout making this a popular spot for casting a line.
Large rock formations and old stone walls dot the landscape.
Surrounded by natural beauty, this is one hike that you won't mind taking again and again.
To find this short but sweet hike, look for the entrance sign and park along Old Forge Road between Farnum Pike (Route 104) and Log Road. It's located just north of Stump Pond.
Have you ever visited Mowry Conservation Area? What did you like best? Who went with you? Share your stories in the comments section below.
For more outstanding trails in Rhode Island, try
this hike with a little bit of everything or this stunning boardwalk trail. To learn more about all the great spots in the Ocean State to hike, explore, or even just catch an amazing sunset, join our Rhode Island Nature Lovers Group on Facebook.
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