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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 06-25-2020

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12 SUMMER 2020 | THE VALLEY BREEZE 12 Old Orchard Farm And Greenhouse ~ Gift Cards Available ~ 505 Old River Road, (Route 126), Manville, RI Open: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EBT We have a Large Assortment of Quality Vegetables for your Summer Enjoyment! Cumberland Glass Co of rhode Island Clear View Glass Creations and Installation Let us heLp you add a unique styLe to your gLass creations Custom Shower Enclosures Mirrors • Furniture Glass Window Replacement Glass Repairs/Installations 10 Nate Whipple Hwy. Cumberland, RI 02864 401.626.1550 cumberlandaglass.com www.apollocollisioncenter.com Nos Falamos Portugues Se Habla Español 3 Lower Road (off Front St. Lincoln, RI 02865 401-725-4543 Insurance Company Approved•Loaners Certified Technicians It's your choice who repairs your vehicle, not the insurance company's been reclaimed and it is once more possible to stand at this spot and enjoy the long views over Providence. The walking route is rocky in places but also presents looks at songbirds and wildflowers, particularly where it follows ancient Wolf Hill Trail. The walk from the parking area near the power lines to the lookout and then back down is just under one mile. Two different loop trails exist on the property, forming a walk of about one mile. Parts of this area, particularly with light waterfalls not far from an entrance at 263 Mountaindale Road, give off an atmosphere like a mini rainforest. Sprague Farm Location: Chepachet Parking: Pine Orchard Road Length: 2.5 miles Landmarks: Ruins of historic Sprague Farm Trail map: www.glocester- landtrust.org Sprague Farm is a 985-acre historic farmstead overseen by the Glocester Land Trust off Putnam Pike. Visitors to the property can walk miles of trails and view the ruins of the historic farm, where members of the Sprague family lived and worked for centuries. Following the Loop Trail, hikers will pass old house foundations and cross several streams before returning alongside White Cedar Swamp. A gentle grade and educational signage along the way make this an ideal hike for families. Spencer Property Location: Foster Parking: Old Danielson Pike Length: Varies Landmarks: Small pond and a "troll cave" Trail map: www.townoffoster. com/land-trust The Foster Land Trust's Spencer Property comprises 155 acres of woodland along the Ponaganset River Corridor in the north portion of Foster off Route 6. Though the small parking area on Old Danielson Pike is easy to miss, the prop- erty features many hiking options, including a short walk- ing path around a small pond and several longer, wooded trails. The Boulder Field Trail will take hikers past many large rock formations, including the mysterious "troll cave" marked on the map. Handy Pond Preserve Location: Lincoln Parking: Old River Road Length: About 1.7 miles Landmarks: Handy Pond Trail map: www.trailsand- walksri.wordpress.com Handy Pond Preserve sits between Albion and Manville with the main entrance locat- ed on Old River Road across from Mussey Brook Road. Hikers will find an old cem- etery, stone walls and views of nearby Cumberland. The blue-blazed trail leads to the dam at Rochambeau Pond, also known as Handy Pond. The pond is also a popular fishing spot. In 2014, Brian Hasegawa, a member of Boy Scout Troop 711, created a map of the trails that can be found on the hiking website Trails and Walks in Rhode Island. Walkabout Trail Loop Location: Chepachet Parking: George Washington State Campground, Putnam Pike Length: Two-mile, six-mile and eight-mile options Landmarks: Views of Bowdish Reservoir Trail map: www.exploreri.org The Walkabout Trail Loop is located within the grounds of the George Washington State Campground and Management Area in Chepachet. The trail was built in 1965 by Australian crew members of the HMAS Perth and offers three route options: a two-mile blue loop, six-mile red loop and eight- mile orange loop. The trails travel through forested areas and offer views of Bowdish Reservoir. Note: Parking for the Walkabout Trail is located on state property. Hikers should check with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management for the latest information on park restrictions before arriving. HIKING From Page 11

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