Chase Farm – Lincoln
- Chase Farm Conservation Area
- Great Road, Lincoln, RI
- Trailhead: 41°54’22.43″N, 71°25’43.05″W
- First Time Hiked: October 18, 2014
- Last Time Hiked: August 27, 2015
- Approximate distance hiked: 1.6 miles
- Easy with slight elevation.
Nestled within the Great Road Historic District, Chase Farm offers a picturesque stroll in the rolling hills of Lincoln. The farm was established in 1867 and a couple decades later became a dairy farm serving customers not only in Lincoln, but Pawtucket and Central Falls as well. The farm ceased operations in the 1960’s and the land and the Chase Farm House would eventually become the property of the town. I started this walk from the parking area following a stone dust road uphill to its end near a small pond. The road passes large open fields, a rather large tree, and a garden along the way. At the end of the road I then turned left and followed a path through a “tunnel of trees”. I then turned right keeping the tree line to my left and another large field to my right. I followed this path behind the small pond to its end. I then turned left followed by a right, again keeping the tree line to my left. This path looped back to the end of the entrance road by the pond, all the time climbing slightly uphill. At the end of this path you have a sweeping view of the fields and Great Road below. You can also see the silos of the farm and the Hearthside House on the adjacent property. From this point I retraced my steps back to the parking area. I came across several folks walking their dogs here. They were very friendly as they greeted me. Keep in mind though that the rules require you to leash your dogs. I also came across some photographers and a couple picnicking. The local Boy Scout pack was here at the time of my visit launching rockets and hiking. This property is also used for events year round.
I did not find a trail map on-line.