Cumberland Monastery

Posted By on August 10, 2014

Cumberland Monastery

3.75 miles, 2.5 mph; cumberland, ri

this is a nice enough place, but it’s a little hard to navigate if you try using the online map. the provided map is hard to read, and trails aren’t marked or blazed, so you never really know where you are. we’d still be there if not for my handy little gps app on my iPhone.

don't go here!

don’t go here!

my friend and i knew enough not to go here, however. what are they blasting? and why?

purple loosestrife

purple loosestrife

there were a lot of invasives on this property, too, including this lovely field of purple loosestrife, which is bad for wildlife because it crowds out native food sources.

old monastery building

old monastery building

i presume this is part of the old cistercian monastery, but who knows? i couldn’t find it on the map, and there is no signage.

i have added this hike to the hikefinder, but i have linked to the dicey online map. your mileage may vary. considerably!

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