Geddes Bowen – Cumberland

  • Veronica Geddes Bowen Wildlife Refuge
  • Stone Bridge Drive, Cumberland, RI
  • Trailhead: 41°56’16.19″N, 71°25’16.06″W
  • Last Time Hiked: April 15, 2013
  • Approximate distance hiked: 1.25 miles
  • Easy.

 

The Cumberland Land Trust has several pieces of property throughout the town. Four of them have hiking trails, although short trails at that. This morning I decided to bulk them together for a morning of hiking of just over 5 and a half miles. (The others being High Rock, Otis Farm, & Atlantic White Cedar Swamp). The first of the hikes was an easy stroll starting at the dead end of Stone Bridge Drive. The unblazed trail followed a pond with several ducks on one side and the backyards of abutting properties on the other. At the end of the trail, I turned right and followed that trail to the property line of the preserve (marked by a stone wall). The trail apparently continues onto the Monastery property, but that will be a hike for a different day. I then retraced my steps back to the trail intersection and continued straight to Angell Road. At this point I turned around and retraced my steps back to the car. The first path had some fallen trees. It may be easier to enter the preserve from Angell Road at pole number 21.

Trail map can be found at: Geddes Bowen

Geddes Bowen Pond

Geddes Bowen Pond

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