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Barlow East – Westerly

  • Barlow Nature Preserve – East
  • Westerly Bradford Road, Westerly, RI
  • Trailhead:  41°22’44.91″N, 71°45’52.13″W
  • Last Time Hiked: January 17, 2021
  • Approximate distance hiked: 0.8 miles
  • Easy.


The Barlow Nature Preserve in Westerly is split into two sections separated by a swamp. The easstern portion offers a hike through an active farm and a wooded area behind the Westerly Land Trust headquarters. The blue blaze trail starts by the large pine tree just to the east of the greenhouse. The lollipop trail loops through the wooded area offering a dendrology lesson as many trees are labeled to what they are. A new boardwalk (circa 2021) has just been built. An option to return through the farm is available shortly after the boardwalk by turning left.


Map can be found at: Barlow Nature Preserve


Along the Blue Loop at Barlow East