Nunes Farm – Warren
- Nunes Farm Conservation Area
- New Industrial Way, Warren, RI
- Trailhead: 41°45’3.16″N, 71°16’28.56″W
- Last Time Hiked: November 26, 2015
- Approximate distance hiked: 1.5 miles
- Fairly easy, very muddy in areas.
This property owned by the Town of Warren is well hidden to say the least. I stumbled across it a while back while researching another property in Warren. I referred to the towns website to locate the trailhead and headed out this morning to explore the property and an exploratory hike it was. I parked at a small paved parking lot on the left just before the Fedex facility. There is no signage indicating that this is a conservation area. I then followed the paved road toward the gated facility, stayed to the left and followed the dirt access road to the cell phone tower. Here I had two options and opted to explore both. First I went to the left and followed the road as it narrowed to a trail. It soon crossed a narrow brook and then turns to the right. I then passed a small pond on the right before coming to a set of steps that leads downhill into the muddy terrain. The trail soon leads to an area of tall grass and short shrubs under a set of power lines. I found this area to be abundant with birds. Here I saw cardinals, finches, woodpeckers, geese, and a red tailed hawk. The trail ahead leads to a maze of muddy and rutted trails and cart paths toward the Palmer River. After some brief exploring I retraced my steps back to the cell phone tower and then followed the right access road that wraps around the back of the Fedex facility. The cart path soon enters the woods, again along some very muddy trails. The trail follows and then crosses a magnificent old stone wall. After some exploring of the trail(s) I retraced my steps back to the parking area. A GPS device helps on this property as there are no marked trails and several spurs.
I did not find a trail map for this property.