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Bridgham Farm – East Providence

  • Bridgham Farm
  • Pleasant Street, East Providence, RI
  • Trailhead: 41°50’10.27″N, 71°20’45.83″W
  • First Hiked: March 27, 2013
  • Last Time Hiked: September 16, 2016
  • Approximate distance hiked: 0.7 mile
  • Easy.

 

Bridgham Farm is a relatively small area for a walk and is hidden gem in the suburbs.  It is a large former farm field with a few paths crossing it. In total there is about three quarters of a mile of trails on this property protected by the East Providence Land Conservation Trust. Once part of a much larger tract of land, this property was protected as open space and is all that remains of the colonial era farm. In the summer months the field often has tall grass and some spots offer an abundance of milkweed. Bridgham Farm, listed on the National Historic Register, abuts the Turner Reservoir. At the end of the northerly most trail that leads through the woods to the nearby subdivision is the Newman Oak. This tree, a champion, is believed to be over 400 years old.

 

At Bridgham Farm

At Bridgham Farm

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