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Champlin Glacier Park – Westerly

  • Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park
  • Newbury Drive, Westerly, RI
  • Trailhead: 41°20’35.79″N, 71°48’22.56″W
  • Last Time Hiked: December 21, 2015
  • Approximate distance hiked: 2.5 miles
  • Moderate.

 

 

Champlin Glacier Park offers several trails that climb up and over hills that flank a valley. Starting the hike from the northern parking lot on Newbury Drive we followed the white blazed trail to the informational kiosk. Here is a trail intersection. We turned left following the green trail uphill. We passed several stone walls before coming to the blue trail intersection. Here we continued straight (slightly left) and followed the blue trail to Charlies Overlook. From here you can see the Atlantic Ocean over both Winnapaug Pond and Misquamicut. After a brief break we continued along the blue blazed trail passing a pond. Shortly thereafter we turned left onto the white blazed trail passing another pond. At the next intersection we turned onto the orange trail (the one to the right) and it led us along a narrow ridge overlooking a valley below. The trail ended at the kiosk. We then retraced our steps to the parking lot.

 

 

Trail map can be found at: Champlin Glacier Park.

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Sunrise at Charlies Overlook.