The Barrington Land Conservation Trust, the Barrington Garden Club and Barrington Recreation Department invite you to a late afternoon walk at Osamequin Nature Trails and Bird Sanctuary. This walk is also part of the Barrington 300th Anniversary commemoration.
Celebrate the completion of a mulit-year trail renovation effort between the Land Trust and the Garden Club. Enjoy the coastline views including an osprey platform and a colorful late summer meadow. Learn about Osamequin, the Massasoit of 400 years ago for whom the preserve is named; then learn about the two US Presidents who have passed this way within the last century.
Our leisurely paced walk across gentle terrain is appropriate for all ages and dogs on leash. Please note: there are several uneven foot bridges along our planned route. Our brand new trail guide and brochure will be available for participants.
No reservation is needed for this free public walk. Dress for the day’s weather. Insect repellent is recommended year round as a precaution against Lyme Disease.
We will meet at the main Osamequin entrance also known as the First Bird Trailhead. This trailhead is right on Route 114 North, also known as County Road and Wampanoag Trail.
From the South take Route 114 North. You will pass Federal Road in Barrington — the “White Church” (Congregational Church) bridge intersection — and Walker’s Farm, and then about 0.2 mile beyond the turnaround exit for Route 103 to Riverside look for a sign for the preserve on your right as well as a parking area next to the road.
From the North take Route 114 South to the turnaround exit on the left 0.15 miles south of Primrose Hill Road. Take this turnaround, which puts you on Route 114 north. Go 0.2 miles and look for a sign for the preserve on your right as well as a parking area next to the road. There is plenty of free parking available near the trailhead.
Coordinates: 41° 45.633′ N 71° 19.367′ W
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