Eight Rod Farm – Tiverton/Little Compton
- Eight Rod Farm Management Area
- Eight Rod Way, Tiverton, RI
- Trailhead: 41°33’12.29″N, 71°10’28.39″W
- Last Time Hiked: July 19, 2014
- Approximate distance hiked: 1.7 miles
- Easy, mostly dirt roads.
Eight Rod Farm is a state management area that is still used for farming in the summer months and also used for hunting in the fall and winter. The section of the property that we explored today is on the west side of Eight Rod Way. We parked the car at the dead end and then started following the dirt road into the management area. The road hugs the Tiverton/Little Compton border. We walked briefly through an area of woods before we came across the fields. The fields are currently growing crops such as corn and such. We also came across a small pond with several frogs. We encountered a gentleman who was walking his dogs. He seemed very knowledgeable of the property and suggested to check out some of the side “roads”. He also stated that the State usually clears some of the trails here. After following the dirt road for about three quarters of a mile we retraced our steps back to the car occasionally checking out the side “roads” that led us to large fields overgrown with wildflowers. I saw several birds here including a hawk.
Trail map can be found at: Eight Rod Farm.