The Barrington Land Conservation Trust, the Barrington Public Library and the Barrington Recreation Department invite you out for a guided evening walk at Sowams Woods as part of RI Land Trust Days and the Barrington 300th anniversary. Enjoy the beauty of a sunset through the woods and a harvest moon rising over the treeline, reflecting into Echo Lake. With a sunset about 6:21 pm and moonrise about 6:08 pm, if the evening is clear, there should be plenty of opportunities for photographs.
Sowams Woods has a long and fascinating history dating thousands of years before the Town’s formation. A newly discovered historic map sheds light on more recent land uses. Fully protected for 10 years now, we’ll listen for owls, check the foliage of fall and learn about sky watching traditions.
This will be a leisurely paced walk across rolling terrain appropriate for all ages, families and dogs on leash. Insect repellent is recommended year round as a precaution against Lyme Disease. Bring your flashlight and don’t forget your camera/phone.
Sowams Woods is located along Washington Road and South Lake Drive. Please park on Tallwood Drive, Spinnaker Drive or Lighthouse Lane. (No parking is permitted on South Lake Drive which is a one-way road.) We will meet at Sowams Woods sign on Washington Rd.