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Mowry Farm, Smithfield

Smithfield Land Trust

Also known as Mowry Commons, Mowry Homestead & Farm

Description & Overview:

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Mowry Farm has just under one mile of walking trails taking the hiker through a pine forest, a working farm, and community gardens, and provides scenic views of Stillwater Reservoir. The landscape includes both a relatively flat farm area and hilly, forested land. A footbridge carries the trail over the small, narrow Woonasquatucket River, just above where it flows into Stillwater Reservoir.

The working farm here employs sustainable farming methods to raise both crops and livestock.

Parking is along the street opposite the Mowry Conservation Area.

Revive the Roots, a non-profit organization, leases the farmland and operates the farm

Trail Safety Information

Photographs

 

What's There:

Hours: dawn to dusk, all year

Miles of Trails: 1 mile

Miles of ADA Accessible Trails: None

Trail Width: Typical one person footpath.

Trail Rating: Moderate   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. Must be on leash; waste must be carried out.

Is Horseback Riding Permitted? No

Are Bicycles (non-motorized) Permitted? No

Is Hunting Permitted? No

Trailhead:

Trailhead Name: Old Forge Rd trailhead

Coordinates: 41° 55.215' N    71° 33.12' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps

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Acme Maps shows the trailhead located on a topographic map. The Acme Maps website is not part of ExploreRI.org.

Driving Landmarks: On Old Forge Road about 1/4 mile from the junction with Farnum Pike (Route 104).

Parking: Yes: On street, 10 spaces, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No

 

Photographs:

The Trailhead

The Trailhead

Photography by: Marc Mahoney

 
The Chicken Coop

The Chicken Coop

Photography by: Marc Mahoney

 
Bridge over the Woonasquatucket

Bridge over the Woonasquatucket

Photography by: Marc Mahoney

 
View Down Stillwater Reservoir

View Down Stillwater Reservoir

Photography by: Marc Mahoney

 

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This site report was last updated on June 24, 2016

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