Narragansett Trail, Green Fall Section

Posted By on August 30, 2014

Narragansett Trail, Green Fall Section

4.05 miles, 2.1 mph; voluntown, ct

also known as just “the green falls gorge,” this section of the [in connecticut] blue-blazed narragansett trail starts at the ri/ct state line marker at the spot where camp yawgoog road becomes green falls road, runs for a stretch north following the state line, and then swings west into the pachaug state forest in connecticut, where you can choose to either turn north to circumnavigate green fall pond on the blue-and-orange-blazed green fall trail or just head south towards the dam and into the gorge on the narragansett. i chose the later, though some time i will have to try the former.

peg mill brook sluiceway

peg mill brook sluiceway

the poor peg mill brook is bone dry right now. normally there’s a very sweet little waterfall here.

green fall pond

green fall pond

the pond, however, still has water in it, and it was lovely today. wish i could say the same for the green fall river in the gorge. the trail features what is usually a pretty scary river crossing, but today it was a piece of cake… a nice dry rock causeway.

arum

arum

the arum, or jack-in-the-pulpit, fruit is ripening into a brilliant red. it really stands out.

you can find this hike in the hikefinder under “narragansett trail, green falls gorge.”

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