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Bush Hill Nature Reserve, North Kingstown

Land Conservancy of North Kingstown

Description & Overview:

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The trail at Bush Hill Nature Reserve is a very easy stroll accessible from Wickford Village. The reserve is a good place for bird watching and there are great views of the salt marsh. The land was once part of the extensive Spink family farm. It was donated to the Land Conservancy of North Kingstown by the de Guzman family in memory of Adelaide Dawson Lynch (1917-1992) who loved Wickford, this land, and its wildlife.

There is an esker (geological feature) that you hike along, looking into Bush Hill Pond. This pond was used as a source of ice and skating in historic times.

Land Conservancy of North Kingstown

Trail Safety Information

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What's There:

Hours: Open year round, dawn to dusk

Miles of Trails: 0.5 miles

Miles of ADA Accessible Trails: None

Trail Width: Typical one person footpath

Trail Rating: Easy   Explanation

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Trail Rating Key

Easy: Trails are relatively smooth and the route is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy network of trails in an urban or suburban setting where help is always readily at hand. A map may be useful but is not necessary.

Moderate: Somewhat more strenuous trails or harder to follow trails. Trails are well-marked but following them requires a trail map and a trail map is readily available either at the site or online.

Difficult: Strenuous trails, trail systems that mostly involve multi-mile loops and trail systems where there is no available trail map or the trails are not marked.

Skiing/Snowshoeing: Yes

Are Dogs Allowed? Yes, Please keep dogs leashed and pick up waste.

Is Horseback Riding Permitted? No

Are Bicycles (non-motorized) Permitted? No

Is Hunting Permitted? No

Public Transportation & Bike Paths:

For driving directions see the trailheads information below.

Public Transit: No

Bike Path Access: No

Trailheads:

Trailhead Name: West Main Street Trailhead

Coordinates: 41° 34.331' N    71° 27.149' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps

Google Maps is the mapping system used on the new ExploreRI maps and shows the trailhead located on a terrain view, a street map or an aerial photograph. Clicking on this link will take you to the full Google Maps website, which is not part of ExploreRI.org.
Acme Maps shows the trailhead located on a topographic map. The Acme Maps website is not part of ExploreRI.org.

Driving Landmarks: Park on West Main Street in downtown Wickford. The public right-of-way access to the trailhead is available down the driveway between 18 West Main St. and 6 West Main St., Wickford (stay to the right on the main driveway).

Parking: Yes: On street, 30 spaces, overnight parking permitted

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? Yes


Trailhead Name: First Baptist Church Land Trailhead

Coordinates: 41° 34.367' N    71° 27.07' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps

Google Maps is the mapping system used on the new ExploreRI maps and shows the trailhead located on a terrain view, a street map or an aerial photograph. Clicking on this link will take you to the full Google Maps website, which is not part of ExploreRI.org.
Acme Maps shows the trailhead located on a topographic map. The Acme Maps website is not part of ExploreRI.org.

Driving Landmarks: If coming from the south, head north on Brown Street, then turn right onto Main Street. If coming from the west, continue straight on W Main Street. Turn Left onto Church Lane. Make Left into Church parking lot.

NOTE: This trailhead is on private property owned by the First Baptist Church. However, they are kind enough to allow parking if they are not having events. Please be considerate when using their parking lot. You can also park on Main Street, which is free and open to the public.

Parking: Yes: Parking lot, 20 spaces, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No

 

Photographs:

The Baptist Church Trailhead

The Baptist Church Trailhead

 
A View of the Salt Marsh from the Brush Hill Trails

A View of the Salt Marsh from the Brush Hill Trails

 

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This site report was last updated on July 29, 2014

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