- Meadow Brook Pond – Carolina State Management Area
- Carolina Alton Road, Richmond, RI
- Trailhead: 41°26’17.24″N, 71°41’24.30″W
- Last Time Hiked: May 30, 2014
- Approximate distance hiked: 2.3 miles
Meadow Brook Pond is a small fishing pond at the extreme south end of the Carolina Management Area. I’ve spent some time exploring Carolina and this would be my third venture into the management area this month. I was also joined on this hike (the first of two) by a recent college grad/family friend who is in town visiting her grandparents. We started the hike from a parking area by the pond. This parking area is used quite often by hikers as a break point along the North/South Trail. We made our way into a short section of wooded area following the blue blazed North/South trail for a bit. This trail came out to a road where we turned left. At the next split we went left. The road to the right we would return on. We then followed a road that was gravel at times and grass at others mostly along the tree line surrounding a very large open field. The road for the most part follows the perimeter of the field before joining back with the North/South Trail. At time the road becomes just faint tire tracks over grass. One of the fields here is used to grow sod. When we reached the North/South Trail we turned right following the blue blazes along the roads and trails back to the parking area. We then spent a moment at the pond watching a dog play in the water.
Trail map can be found at: Meadow Brook Pond.