Sprague Farm

Posted By on June 29, 2014

Sprague Farm

4.56 miles, 2.3 mph; gloucester, rhode island

you may have figured out by now that i am not a big fan, to put it mildly, of group hikes. i always feel bad because i’m the last person in line, and i feel as if i’m holding everyone up. so i generally hike alone, and that’s the way i like it. all that said, i had a blast today with the providence county hiking club on our hike of sprague farm.

this group was slow enough that i didn’t feel like i was the one holding everyone up. and everyone had a great sense of humor, so we all had some good laughs. not to mention the fact that sprague farm is one very fine hike. we followed as best we could ken weber’s hike from weekend walks in rhode island, hike #24.

cellarhole

cellarhole

this property was once owned by the extensive sprague family in gloucester, rhode island. it is chock-full of cellar holes, and the one picture above is something else. still straight and true, even with the HUGE oak in the middle. whoever built this knew what they were doing. it’s a sight to behold.

signage

signage

the gloucester land trust has created some great hiking. their trail map is excellent, and their signage is peerless. and i love me some nice signage.

turkey tail

turkey tail

this was supposed to be a shot of another big cellar hole, but i (naturally) was more interested in the turkey tail fungus growing out of this old log. it was huge… the size of a 45 rpm record, for those of my readers who are old enough to remember what the heck those are. very impressive.

sprague family cemetery

sprague family cemetery

we got to see the sprague family cemetery, too. it’s quite large and very well maintained. the dates go back to the mid-1800’s to the early 1900’s.

i have added this hike to the hikefinder.

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