This month Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to enjoy the Labor Day weekend with a Do-It-Yourself, self-guided walk through the only wild forest in Providence. Choose your own start and end time. Take an easy pace. We highly recommend using the sloping WPA path to access a loop route along the orange and blue trails across the ridge through shaded woods and over cooling streams. Plan to linger at the views from the Pocasset overlook and summit meadow – always a treat.
*Note: Due to the Labor Day weekend, in place of our monthly, first Saturday guided walk, our volunteers will be leading a special evening walk, the Full Corn Moonrise and Ridge Walk, on Wednesday, September 6 at 6:30 pm as part of Land Trust Days and Blackstone Go! Details are posted.
Do-it-yourself pro tips – Be sure to download and bring a copy of the NHill Trail Map: http://www.nhill.org/trail-map-3/ . Dress for the day’s weather – be sure to wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes. Dogs on leash are welcome. Insect repellant is recommended year round as a precaution against ticks which carry Lyme Disease. Be sure to bring some water. Please pack out any items you bring – thank you!
To learn more about Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy visit the NHill Website and NHC Facebook. Our Conservancy programs are offered to the community thanks to our dedicated volunteers. Please consider volunteering to assist us. If you are interested, please contact Susan at 401 649-4366 or Susan@nhill.org Thank you!
The Neutaconkanut Hill Park ballfield is located at 120 Killingly St, Providence. You can start your walk at the Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy kiosk behind the ballfield. From the east and south: From I-95 in Providence, take US-6W/RI-10W exit. From the north: From I-95 in Providence, take Exit 22B for US-6W/RI-10W. Merge onto US-6W. Get off at the Killingly St. Exit. Take a left at exit onto Killingly St. Continue to drive straight at the Hartford Ave. intersection light, keeping on Killingly St. At stop sign (the ball park will be straight ahead) turn left, staying on Killingly St and then turn right into the parking lot for the ballfield.