Mount Hope Farm – Bristol

  • Mount Hope Farm
  • Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI
  • Trailhead: 41°40’3.75″N, 71°15’18.51″W
  • First Time Hiked: March 20, 2013
  • Last Time Hiked: April 29, 2017
  • Approximate distance walked: 2.5 miles
  • Easy with some slight elevation.

 

Mount Hope Farm is a property owned by The Mount Hope Trust. It is used for weddings and events, but the grounds are open to the public for jogging and walking. Most of the paths are paved at Mount Hope. From the parking area I followed the main path easterly through an area of woods which open to a large field on the left. The field was full of robins, so many so that I could not count them. That’s got to be a sign that spring is really right around the corner. On the right there are a few areas to sneak a peek at the bay. When the path split, I took a right and followed the path around Church Cove until I reached Cove Cabin. The views of Mount Hope Bay are spectacular here. But beware of a windy day. Although it was the first day of spring it still felt like winter by the water. I then retraced my steps back to the split and decided to go straight, then right onto a grass path, then left onto a path that took me out to between the two ponds. Here I saw many birds, ducks, and geese. I then continued along the paved path again towards the main complex of the farm before turning left on a path back to the parking area. I did run into several people here walking dogs.

Trail map can be found at: Mount Hope Farm

Pond Reflections

Pond Reflections

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