The Grills

Posted By on December 2, 2013

The Grills

3.56 miles   2.5 mph

as many times as i’ve walked this property, you’d think i’d know it by heart by now, but noooo…. i somehow managed to get lost. however, my goal today was to walk 3-1/2 miles, and even with my impromptu detour, that’s exactly what i did. nice day, not too cold. the low winter sun was in my eyes a lot, and that was surely why i missed a turn. had to be it.

towards kedincker island

towards kedincker island

the water was very still through here, and the reflections were fascinating.

kedincker island panorama

kedincker island panorama (click to embiggen)

i took a panorama, but it really doesn’t do it justice.

cairn by the polly coon bridge

cairn by the polly coon bridge

the westerly land trust people have put up a very nice sign here where the polly coon bridge crosses the pawcatuck river into hopkinton. and it looks like someone is building a big cairn here, too, for some unknown purpose. i didn’t go across into the hopkinton preserve this trip, because i’m not sure yet that the bridge over the tomaquag brook is done, and it’s kind of a hike (ha!) from the river. next trip.

big rock on the x-country trail

big rock on the x-country trail

westerly high school uses the orange-blazed trail as their cross-country training trail. this big rock, appropriately named “big rock,” is about halfway from the yellow trail to the parking lot.

boston-bound acela train

boston-bound acela train

and hey, i finally got out my camera in time to snap a picture of an amtrak train whizzing by. there are several places on both the orange trail and the yellow trail that come right up against the train tracks.

you can find the grills hike in the hikefinder.

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2 Responses to “The Grills”

  1. Anubis Bard says:

    Wonderful pictures. I usually try and fail to capture Grills Preserve with a camera. I haven’t seen the Polly Coon bridge yet, but the Tomaquag bridge is done. They’ve really done a fantastic job there from what I can see.

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