Vin Gormley Trail

Posted By on May 14, 2015

Vin Gormley Trail

7.5 miles; charlestown, ri

first time back here since january, and it was just me and one of the “usual suspects.” it was a bright, sunny day but there are enough leaves now to provide dappled shade, and there was a nice breeze, so the hiking conditions were perfect. lots of spring ephemerals out, too.

boardwalk

boardwalk

i’ve blogged about this boardwalk system before, but it’s really quite spectacular. it seems to just go on and on. you can see, on the left-hand side of this photo, the old “corduroy road” system that the amc installed many years before.

marsh marigolds

marsh marigolds

it appears as if we have a compressed season for spring ephermals, and that everything is blooming at once. we spotted these marsh marigolds (Caltha palustris) from the boardwalk system.

fiddleheads and skunk cabbage

fiddleheads and skunk cabbage

we also spotted this beautiful arrangement of fiddleheads and skunk cabbage. nature is an amazing designer.

violets

violets

and we didn’t have to go far to see this explosion of violets right under the boardwalk, either.

you can find the vin gormley trail in the hikefindertrailheadtrail map, which is actually a photo of the map posted in the campground. still haven’t gotten around to making an “auntie” map of this property…

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3 Responses to “Vin Gormley Trail”

  1. Dan says:

    I hiked the section of the Vin Gormley Trail along the Falls River about a month ago. It’s probably my favorite part of the NST so far. It’s good to see you are getting out hiking a lot this spring.

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