Steere Hill Farm

Posted By on June 26, 2017

Steere Hill Farm

4.73 miles; Chepachet and Gloucester, RI

This was a mental health hike, not far from a family obligation. I didn’t have as much time as I would have wanted, but I did manage a good pace and a good hike. I’ve hiked here before and this place is really a lovely spot. Wish I could have taken my time on it, but you take what you can get.

Beautiful Trail

Beautiful Trail

This is an old farm site, and a lovely trail, full of old cellar holes, stone walls, old dams… it’s a real treasure-trove for old structures and lovers of ruins.

So Saw This Sign

So Saw This Sign

This sign was not exactly a welcome sight. Rabid raccoons are scary.

Some Resemblance

Some Resemblance

The illustration reminded me very much of Jenny Lawson’s Rory Raccoon, a piece of bad taxidermy she fell in love with and put on the cover of her latest book.

Milkweed

Milkweed

The centerpiece of this hike is a big hill, uh, Steere Hill, which is kept as an amazing meadow full of wildflowers, including milkweed, dog roses, sweet william, rudbeckia, oxeye daisies, the list goes on. It’s really worth the visit all by itself.

Indian Cucumber Root

Indian Cucumber Root

The Indian Cucumber Root was in flower too.

Hermit's Cave

Hermit’s Cave

And here’s one of those interesting structures I mentioned earlier.

You can read more about Steere Hill Farm here. As always, click on the image, above, for details about this section and to download the GPS track.

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