Georgiaville Dam And Gorge – Smithfield
- Georgiaville Dam And Gorge
- Stillwater Road, Smithfield, RI
- Trailhead: 41°53’20.52″N, 71°30’27.83″W
- Last Time Hiked: September 4, 2014
- Approximate distance hiked: 0.8 miles
Another “Seven Scenic Walks” of Smithfield, this short walk has a little bit of everything. Starting from the parking area, you first come to the town beach. The beach at the time of this walk was quite active. Several small children were cooling off from the late summer heat. After passing the beach, the path turns into a dirt road following the top of an earthen dam. From the dam you have sweeping views of Georgiaville Pond over the banks of wildflowers. Other than swimmers there were kayaks, tubers taking advantage of the pond. At the end of the dirt road is the dam. Much like Hunts Mills, it is a combination of a manmade dam and natural waterfall. To the right there is a short trail to a small area that overlooks the gorge where the Woonasquatucket River passes. Here I saw a great blue heron traversing through the gorge. From this point you retrace your steps back to the parking area.
I did not find a trail map on-line.