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Richardson Preserve – Attleboro

  • Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserve
  • Wilmarth Street, Attleboro, MA
  • Trailhead: 41°55’21.41″N, 71°14’7.69″W
  • First Time Hiked: October 27, 2017
  • Last Time Hiked: June 22, 2018
  • Approximate distance hiked: 1.0 miles
  • Fairly easy.

 

At the small parking area off of Wilmarth Road,  there is an old eighteenth century home upon a small hill with a large outcrop of ledge to the front left of the house. A new and welcoming sign for the preserve is just behind the house. Trails here are newly marked offering the blue blazed and main loop trail named the Charlie Wyman Trail. There is also a red blazed Vernal Pool spur trail. The trails pass through fields, forests, and swamps here The fields, being utilized as meadows to attract various insects and butterflies are fairly large and surrounded by a canvass of tall trees. There is a large assortment of trees on the property including maples, pines, oaks, holly, and sassafras to name a few. Two new boardwalks have been built here crossing part of Chartley Brook and a red maple swamp. This trail circles back toward the house back to area that has gardens that offer peony, milkweed, day lilies, and Siberian iris. The entire trail system is just about a mile.

TWRI-Richardson

Fall Field at Richardson Preserve

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