Posts Tagged ‘ Short Walks ’

Angle Tree Stone – North Attleborough/Plainville

This will be the shortest hike you will stumble upon on this website, however, it is a cool spot to check out if you are in the neighborhood. From High Street follow the left (unpaved) driveway to a small parking area. From the parking area, follow the dirt path to the stone building. In the building, through a glass enclosure, you will see the stone that marks where the Angle Tree once stood. This was the point (and still is) where the angle in the boundary between Plymouth Colony and Massachusetts Bay Colony was. From this point due west to Cumberland and east northeast to Weymouth was the boundary. Just beside the monument you will see a trailhead that is rather inviting. It does lead to private property though.

TWRI-ATS

A view of the Entire “Hike”

Perry Mill – South Kingstown

Built in 1703, and recently renovated, the Samuel Perry Grist Mill sits at the edge of Moonstone Beach Road. Johnny cake meal and clam cake mix are made here on occasion. The mill and adjacent waterworks offers a glimpse into yesteryear. The grass strip along the mill race offers a short walk to the shore of Mill Pond.

TWRI-PerryMill

Walk To The Pond

Handy House Heritage Trail – Westport

                                                                            

This lollipop trail is short and very informative. It starts at the parking area for the historic Handy House. The wide trail offers signage that explains the history of the property and surrounding area. There are also signs indicating the different types of trees along the trail. For more info click here.

TWRI-HHHT1

Along The Trail

Copicut Reservoir – Fall River

 

This is a very short walk on a peninsula that is just under a half mile in total. This location, used mostly by fishermen, offers a short trail that reaches to the end of the peninsula. The views of the reservoir are spectacular and makes it well worth the stop if in the area. Be on the look out for several types of birds here that visit the reservoir.

TWRI-CopRes02

A Thawing Copicut Reservoir