Westerly Town Forest – Westerly

There are approximately three miles of trails here at Westerly Town Forest. The property sits on a long descending hill from Laurel Avenue to the banks of the Pawcatuck River. For this 2 mile hike you will follow the entrance trail from the parking area under the power lines to the beginning of the yellow blazed trail. The trail marked occasionally with large granite posts and trail blazes starts its slow descent downhill. After a stone wall, the trail turns to the right and then to the left and continues ahead. You will come across the first of some trail improvements along this stretch with a small new section of boardwalk. At the next intersection turn right to follow the yellow blazed trail. The trail ahead loops back. The trail soon flanks a small stream. Just ahead is another trail intersection. To the right is another new bridge. Continue straight ahead here. The trail narrows a bit, then veers to the right and crosses a stream. Just ahead is another granite post. Here turn left and follow the trail over a section of raised boardwalk, pass a stone wall, and to the banks of the Pawcatuck River. Take a moment here before retracing your steps back to the yellow trail. When you arrive back at the yellow trail turn left. You will begin your long steady climb back up hill. The trail comes to an intersection. If you wanted to add mileage continue straight onto the blue (and eventually red) blazed trails. For this hike turn right continuing to follow the yellow blazes. You will soon turn left again following the yellow blazes along a trail with a stone wall running along it. The yellow blazed trail ends at the power lines. Here turn right onto the trail the weaves through the shrubs under the power lines. This trail soon leads you back to the parking area.

Map can be found at: Westerly Town Forest.

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Boardwalk at Westerly Town Forest

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