Francis Carter and Mountain Laurels

Posted By on June 13, 2014

Francis Carter and Mountain Laurels

3.9 miles, charlestown, ri

today was a “usual suspects” hike on this beautiful nature conservancy property. it was cool and breezy, so no bugs. and heads-up! the laurels are about in bloom!



there were some pretty spectacular stands of laurels on this trail. this is a good year for them; laurels are kind of biennial, which means they have really spectacular blooms every other year. i am guessing this is a spectacular year. but if you don’t want to head here, there are lots of other hikes in the area that will feature mountain laurels in bloom, including, but not limited to, the narragansett trail through rockville, the laurel loop on the nehantic trail in pachaug state forest, yawgoo pond trail and duval trail in south kingstown, and weetamoo woods in tiverton. head out today! bring your camera! post your best pix in the comments. i can’t wait to see what you get.

you can find trail maps and directions to the francis carter preserve and all of the other hikes i mentioned in the hikefinder.


One Response to “Francis Carter and Mountain Laurels”

  1. sharon says:

    love mt laurel!

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