- Mowry Farm
- Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI
- Trailhead: 41°55’12.31″N, 71°32’56.65″W
- Last Time Hiked: September 4, 2016
- Approximate distance hiked: 0.7 miles
- Fairly easy with some elevation.
A short trail system indeed, Mowry Farm offers quite a bit variety and is a nice supplement to the nearby Mowry Conservation Area. Parking is available at the community gardens along Farnum Pike. The trail (red trail on the map) at the extreme right end of the parking lot passes a fenced in garden and greenhouse before coming to a sign indicating the trails are to the left. First you will pass an open grass area with some scattered art work including the roundhouse and cob oven. It looks like “Stickhenge”. Just beyond that the trail leads into the woods. For this hike continue straight onto the yellow blazed trail. Here some very large trees have been cut down. Their trunks are being carved into unique chairs and benches. The next feature along the yellow trail is the tree fort type of structure overlooks the land below. Continuing downhill the trail crosses the red blazed trail then crosses the upper reaches of the Woonasquatucket River via a footbridge. The yellow trail ends at a large rock that overlooks the northern end of Stump Pond. From here retrace your steps back over the bridge then turn left onto the red trail. At the next intersection turn right and follow the mowed path pass the chicken coups. Soon you will reach the trail that you entered the property on. Retrace your steps back to the parking area.
Trail maps can be found at: Mowry Farm