Glocester Land Trust invites you on a guided walk of their spectacular Steere Hill Conservation Area. Starting at the parking area, we will walk through the forest on twisting trails, over an earthen dam, rocky ridges, past a shepherds hut site, a grove of American Beech, immense stone walls and barn foundations, to a 27 acre meadow with a breathtaking five mile vista at the summit of Steere Hill. On the way down the hill we will visit an ancient cemetery with unmarked field stones for headstone and footstones that may date to the 1740’s.
The trail is a little rough, gently rolling, and can be muddy, so wear appropriate shoes. At the top of the hill is a portable toilet. Leashed dogs are welcome. Bring water. Total distance is approx 3 miles. This walk will be cancelled if it is raining.
Steere Hill Conservation Area is located across from across from 383 Putnam Pike (Route 44). From I-295 Exit 7, take US 44 west 5 1/2 miles. Parking area is on the left (south) side of the road just beyond the large fields. The Harmony Marketplace shopping plaza is on the right just beyond the parking area. N41.894 W71.611 (N41 53.580, W71 36.571) More details at ExploreRI: http://www.exploreri.org/gSiteReport2.php?siteID=18&src=siteList