Weetamoo Woods

Posted By on November 28, 2014

Weetamoo Woods

5.62 miles; tiverton, ri

another providence county hiking club hike, this was the perfect antidote for a big thanksgiving dinner, and a real gem of a property to boot. this is a large wooded tract in the middle of tiverton, and hunting is permitted on part of it. the other part, the pardon gray preserve, includes a working farm.

old saw mill

old saw mill

this old saw mill site is on the yellow trail, and is one of the first cool things we saw as we came from the east road trail head. this property is very well blazed and maintained, by the way.

cows

cows

the trail crosses this large pasture populated by very large cows (and cow pies). fortunately, the farmer created a narrow corridor bounded by electrified wire so hikers could visit the cemetery of the gray family without running afoul of either the cows or their pies.

gray cemetery

gray cemetery

the gentleman after whom this preserve was named, a colonel pardon gray, is buried here, along with members of his family. the graves date back to the early 1800s.

snow-covered fungus

snow-covered fungus

this was one cold hike, particularly when we left the covering shelter of the woods and ventured out into the field. there was even a very light dusting of snow to be seen here and there.

you can find weetamoo woods in the hikefinder. by the way, if you come to this blog via my homepage, you will see a small table at the top of the page that includes (like you’d care) my total mileage for the month, and for the year. assuming i can get in another 8.36 miles in the next 2 days, it will make november 2014 my first 100-mile month. i find this mind-boggling. i have never been athletic, or even very much interested in exercise and athletics (unless you count watching the nfl from the comfort of my couch on sundays). so for me to get in 100 miles of doing anything in a month borders on the wildly improbable if not the completely unlikely. just shows how much you can accomplish even at my advanced age if you decide to.

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2 Responses to “Weetamoo Woods”

  1. Dan says:

    Congrats on your 100 mile month in advance (because I know you’ll get it)! I hope it’s the first of many to come.

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