May 9, 2021

Explore the Woonasquatucket Recreation Series: Hike Sprague Farm in Glocester

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Glocester – On May 8th, the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) invites you to explore Sprague Farm, a beautiful trail in northern RI. This Saturday hike is part of the 2021 “Explore the Woonasquatucket” recreational series which offers guided tours of beautiful and historic sites throughout the Woonasquatucket River watershed, with paddle trips, hikes, and bike rides - while following State Covid-19 guidelines.

On Saturday, May 8th at 10 am, join the WRWC for a pleasant 2 hour hike at Sprague Farm in Glocester. If you’ve been in the Fall or Summer – you’ll find it an altogether different experience in the Spring. Consisting of nearly 1,200 acres of forest, Sprague Farm has several miles of foot paths created by the Glocester Land Trust. Most trails have a gentle slope and visit scenic ledge vistas with uneven terrain. You’ll see stands of Striped Maple, a glacial fen, an Atlantic White Cedar wetland, several fields, miles of stone walls, old stone slab bridges over several streams, the Sprague family cemetery, and stone foundation walls for barns and farmhouses. It’s a real gem. This hike will last about 2 hours.

This series is generously funded by the Cricket Foundation and generous donor support.

Visit www.WRWC.ORG/EVENTS  to register for this bike ride and to see the full “Explore the Woonasquatucket” recreational series schedule. Advance sign-up is required.

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council  ( www.wrwc.org ) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works to encourage, support and promote the restoration and preservation of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed as an environmental, recreational, cultural, and economic asset of the State of Rhode Island. The organization offers year round opportunities for the community to engage with the river and the watershed, through paddle trips, bike tours, environmental education, festivals, and restoration projects.


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