Fort Barton

Posted By on August 2, 2014

Fort Barton

2.4 miles, 2 mph; tiverton, ri

while in tiverton, we also took a quick trip to fort barton, a revolutionary war historical site and fantastic hiking trail. the last time i was here it was december, so it was nice to see it in the summertime, too. found some nice chanterelles here.

fort barton sign

fort barton sign

this is the sign for fort barton, which you can see from the parking area on highland avenue in tiverton. it’s a steep climb up to the observation tower and the old earthen redoubts. in fact, there’s a lot of steep sections on this trail; lotta ups and downs.

sin and flesh brook

sin and flesh brook

the trail crosses and re-crosses sin and flesh brook, which is just about the best place name ever.

turks cap lilies

turks cap lilies

saw some turk’s cap lilies peeking though the foliage while on one of the many little footbridges on the red trail.

puddingstone boulder

puddingstone boulder

there were lots of puddingstone boulders through here, too. puddingstone is just a generic name for stone with lots of inclusions of rounded rock. it looks to me like a natural form of cement or concrete. this part of rhode island has a lot of these boulders.

you can find fort barton in the hikefinder.

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