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It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving and all of the food has been eaten – what is there to do next? How about a walk at one of Charlestown’s latest open space acquisitions. Join Roe LaBossiere from The Charlestown Land Trust and be one of the first to hike The Charlestown Moraine Preserve, maintained & managed by the Charlestown Conservation Commission. Maybe you’ll get lucky and catch a glimpse of a turkey that survived the
holiday! Walk leaves at 10 am sharp.
The approximately 75 acres is called a terminal moraine and marks the last advance of the ice about 14,000 years ago, an outstanding example of the remains of the ice age in Rhode Island. It’s 75 acres has rolling terrain with short steep hills and valleys with some of very dense remarkable stands of mountain laurel.
A walking stick is recommended. Allow about an hour and dogs are welcome (w/pickup).Prepare for ticks w/spray & socks to pull over cuffs. Free and open to the public. No rain date.
Directions: Charlestown Moraine Preserve is located at King’s Factory Road, off Route 1. Ample parking is available. The Preserve entrance sign is .3 of a mile from the turn off from Route 1. GPS: N 41º.3832162’ W -71º.6418744’