Arcadia, Browning Mill Pond & Roaring Brook Trails

Posted By on March 6, 2013

Arcadia, Browning Mill Pond & Roaring Brook Trails

7.48 miles  2.5 mph

i combined a couple of shorter hikes to get this monster. the weather started out nice but the sun went in and it got colder, so it wasn’t the best day hiking. and i was really pretty beat by the end, but not as bad as last friday, so i’m getting stronger.

beaches against a blue sky

beaches against a blue sky

these bare beach trunks looked so lovely against the blue sky… which of course didn’t last.

old fungus

old fungus

sad little fungus shot.

abandoned fish hatchery

abandoned fish hatchery

this is an abandoned fish hatchery which is just to the west of browning mill pond (the trail runs right along side it). no idea when or why it was abandoned. it’s quite extensive. also, by now you can see that the clouds moved in.

first sign of spring

first sign of spring

blooming skunk cabbage… the first sign of spring! you can’t actually see the bloom. it’s hidden inside that outer structure, called the spathe. interestingly, temperatures inside the spathe can be 20-degrees higher than outside temperatures. that, plus the stinky aroma of skunk cabbage, is what lures the pollinators inside.

i added this hike to the hikefinder, and also included a custom map.

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  1. […] and i saw all kinds of different flora and fauna, like florida box turtles and saw palmettos. 5. arcadia, browning mill pond, roaring brook, exeter, ri—i’d been on sections of these trails many times, but i never combined them until this hike. it […]

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