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Geddes Bowen Preserve, Cumberland

Cumberland Land Trust

Description & Overview:

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This 20-acre preserve contains a mixed forest and wetlands, with one flowing brook that feeds into a pond. Between 1995 and 1999 the Cumberland Land Trust purchased three parcels on the southeast side of Angell Road to create this preserve. The land is an island oasis for the neighborhood that surrounds this beautiful woodland. While the preserve is small it allows for two short trails. The main trail dead ends into private property. The second trail loops to the pond and then to Stone Bridge Drive. The preserve is a refuge for wildlife such as great blue herons and red-tailed hawks. Marsh marigolds and low bush blueberries are just a few of the many native plants to be found on the property.

Preserves page on the Cumberland Land Trust website

Trail Safety Information
 

What's There:

Hours: sunrise to sunset, year round

Miles of Trails: 0.5 miles

Miles of ADA Accessible Trails: None

Trail Width: Trails are mostly around three feet wide

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 clean up after your dog.

Is Horseback Riding Permitted? Yes

Are Bicycles (non-motorized) Permitted? No

Is Hunting Permitted? No

Trailheads:

Trailhead Name: Angell Road Trailhead

Coordinates: 41° 56.478' N    71° 25.281' 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: This trailhead is at 69 Angell Road, across from Cedar Way

Parking: Yes: On street, 3 spaces, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No


Trailhead Name: Stone Bridge trailhead

Coordinates: 41° 56.274' N    71° 25.269' 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: At the end of Stone Bridge Drive

Parking: Yes: On street, 3 spaces, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No

 

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This site report was last updated on August 13, 2015

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