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Title:
Walks and rambles in Rhode Island : 40 trails for birders and nature lovers
Author:
Weber, Ken.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Woodstock, Vt. : Backcountry Publications, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
237 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780881504583
Format :
Book

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Central Library GV199.42.R4 W44 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

For many years Ken Weber has been educating visitors and natives alike about the historical and natural wonders of the Ocean State. The 40 walks and gentle hikes he has chosen for this completely updated third edition travel the best terrain the state has to offer, both urban and rural. Here you'll find: the 77-mile North South Trail, which spans the state from the Massachusetts border to the ocean; the cliffs of Block Island; the beaches of Ninigret and Napatree; the quiet woods and fields of the northwestern corner; the wildlife sanctuaries and islands of Narragansett Bay; and the mansions of Cliff Walk in Newport. The walks range from three to nine miles in length, from gentle strolls to more challenging day hikes. Each chapter includes directions to the trailhead, a detailed map, a complete description of the route, and natural and historic highlights you should see along the way.


Author Notes

Ken Weber, a former columnist and editor for the Providence Journal, has been an enthusiastic explorer of Rhode Island for over 27 years. He is also the author of More Walks and Rambles in Rhode Island (Backcountry Publications), as well as other books on paddling and outdoor recreation in Rhode Island.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
1 Great Swampp. 15
2 Trustom Pondp. 20
3 Vin Gormley Trailp. 25
4 Burlingame Northp. 30
5 Ninigret Beachp. 35
6 Napatree Pointp. 40
7 Black Farmp. 44
8 Carolina Southp. 49
9 Carolina Northp. 55
10 Long Pond-Ell Pondp. 60
11 Narragansett Trailp. 66
12 Beaver River Preservep. 71
13 Hemlock Ledgesp. 75
14 Firetower Trailp. 80
15 Pachaug Trailp. 87
16 Escoheag Trailp. 92
17 Frosty Hollow Trailp. 96
18 Breakheart Trailp. 102
19 Ben Utter Trailp. 107
20 Mount Tom Trailp. 113
21 John B. Hudson Trailp. 118
22 Arcadia Trailp. 122
23 Wickaboxetp. 127
24 Parker Woodland--Coventryp. 132
25 Parker Woodland--Fosterp. 138
26 Durfee Hillp. 144
27 Walkabout Trailp. 150
28 Buck Hillp. 157
29 Black Hutp. 162
30 Fort Nature Refugep. 167
31 Diamond Hillp. 173
32 Lincoln Woodsp. 177
33 Ruecker Wildlife Refugep. 181
34 Simmons Mill Pondp. 185
35 Norman Bird Sanctuaryp. 190
36 Cliff Walkp. 196
37 Beavertail Parkp. 201
38 Block Island Southp. 207
39 Block Island Northp. 214
40 North South Trailp. 219

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