Cuttyhunk Brook – Exeter

  • Cuttyhunk Brook Preserve
  • Sunderland Road, Exeter, RI
  • Trailhead: 41°35’0.66″N, 71°33’18.27″W
  • Last Time Hiked: April 13, 2013
  • Approximate distance hiked: 2.5 miles
  • Easy with areas of slight elevation.

 

A nice and quiet two and half mile stroll on a cool Saturday morning. Starting at a parking area on Sunderland Road just north of Route 102, I started my way into the preserve. The first section was a stone and dirt path that had a decent decline until it reached Cuttyhunk Brook. Just after the brook the path split. I opted to take the left trail which somewhat followed the brook before heading into an area of tall pines and boulders. This path eventually came out to Stony Lane which is an unimproved town road. I followed this road until I found the trail marker directing me back into the woods. Along this section, again with tall pines and boulders, I ran into a deer and also the remains of a stone foundation.  This path eventually came back out to where the split at the brook was. From this point I retraced my steps back to the parking area. This trail was very well marked with yellow blazes. Hunting is allowed here, so check the schedules and be prepared to wear orange during those seasons.

Trail map can be found at: Cuttyhunk Brook

Cuttyhunk Pines

Cuttyhunk Pines

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