Family Hiking: Canonchet Farm

[ 0 ] September 18, 2013 |

Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Sunday, September 22, as we explore this area together.

Narragansett’s beaches are known throughout and beyond RI, but there are lots of wonderful natural places to explore as well. Take, for example, Canonchet Farm.

BK005_cBillKrul-540x240Within the 174-acres of Canonchet Farm, there are both salt and fresh water marshes, an old quarry, and Pettaquamscutt Cove — plus a rich cultural and natural history. image27_cFCFIn addition, the trail system is well-maintained and the Friends of Canonchet Farm, the non-profit founded in 2007 that hopes to manage Canonchet Farm in cooperation with the Town of Narragansett, are always happy to answer questions and help you out.

Tom Fortier, a naturalist, arborist and forensic forester, will lead the easy 1.5 mile hike along the well managed trails and highlight some of Canonchet Farm’s unique features as part of the RI Land Trust Days.

We will meet on Anne Hoxsie Lane, directly across the street from the Narragansett Town Beach South Pavilion, and start our hike promptly at 1:00pm.  Be sure to bring bug spray, as well as plenty of snacks and water.BK010_278x320_cFCF

For more information about Canonchet Farm, click here.

See you outside!

The Details
Where: Canonchet Farm
Cost: Free
Bathrooms: no
Hours: dawn to dusk
Website: Friends of Canonchet Farm website.
For more information, including directions: visit the RI Families in Nature website.

Rhode Island Families in Nature Hike: Join Rhode Island Families in Nature every month for a different hike created by and for families who want to spend more time outdoors, explore Rhode Island’s natural places, and reconnect with and reap the many benefits of nature.
Photo credit: First photo  © Bill Krul and second and third photos © Friends of Canonchet Farm.

Category: baby, environment, free / cheap, kids, local ri area, local venue, nature places, parks/playgrounds, preschool, teens (13 +), tweens

Jeanine Silversmith

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Jeanine is a self-described tree hugging, science and math geek whose love of nature, coupled with her absolute certainty that people, especially children, are happier, healthier, and wiser when they regularly spend time in nature, led her to establish Rhode Island Families in Nature. Jeanine also works for the RI Environmental Education Association, supporting formal and informal teachers as they create "place-based" curriculum. She loves to hike, run, garden, bake, and go camping, especially when accompanied by her husband, Ian, her daughter, Sierra, and her son, Devin. They live in Wakefield.

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