Hunts Mill

Posted By on September 16, 2014

Hunts Mill

1.7 miles, 1 mph; east providence, ri

this was a lovely little after-work hike with the folks from the providence county hiking club. this is an interesting property with its history and the trails that hug the shore of the 10-mile river. i’m just gonna be really lazy here and outsource the bulk of the information about this place to my friend’s [award-winning] blog, trails and walks in ri.

fire training tower

fire training tower

this is a short, easy trail that heads out from the site of the historical society and passes by an old fire department training tower, before coming to the ten-mile river.

ten mile river

ten mile river

this is one of the places the trail goes to the river bank. the water is very low right now, and there’s a nasty green algae bloom. but i’m told it’s normally a very pretty river.

carving

carving

i’m guessing this fellow ‘cap’ was fond of it. so fond that, 103 years ago, he carved into the soft brownstone-looking rock at the riverside. there are other carvings here, too, but this is the most legible.

dam and fish ladder

dam and fish ladder

there is a dam here, because, duh, it was originally a mill site. but there has been a very nice fish ladder installed in the past few years. i recommend, if you’re interested in the ten-mile river, that you visit the website of the ten-mile river watershed council.

turner reservoir

turner reservoir

after we finished up at hunts mill, a few of us wandered across the road to visit the turner reservoir. there will be another hike here shortly. stop by and check out the providence county hiking club on facebook. they have some interesting hikes scheduled and they’re a nice group of folks.

i have not added this hike to the hikefinder, because it needs a map, and i’m too busy right now to create one. i will update this post when there is a usable hiking map.

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