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Charlestown Guide

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Narragansett-Grassland Trail
Narragansett-Grassland Trail

The easiest access to the Narragansett-Grassland Trail is from the parking lot on Old Mill Road. The trail is not blazed, but look for a wooden kiosk, which serves as the trailhead.

The trail starts...

Yellow Trail - Carter Preserve
Yellow Trail - Carter Preserve

The Yellow Trail runs east-west across the Carter Preserve, with the main trailhead at the parking lot on Route 112.

Just a few steps from the parking lot there is an observation platform...

Split Rock Trail
Split Rock Trail

The white-blazed Split Rock Trail starts from the Yellow Trail, just past the observation deck near the Route 112 parking lot.

This is the shortest trail on the Carter Preserve, but it contains some...

Blue Trail - Carter Preserve
Blue Trail - Carter Preserve

The Blue Trail roughly parallels the Yellow Trail (see a separate guide), with two trailheads: one is a tenth of a mile from Old Mill Road and the other is a half-mile from Route 112. This guide...

Red Trail - Carter Preserve
Red Trail - Carter Preserve

The best access to the Red Trail is from the Yellow Trail (see a separate guide), approximately a tenth of a mile from the Route 112 parking lot.

Turning right off the Yellow Trail, the Red Trail...

Francis Carter Memorial Preserve
Francis Carter Memorial Preserve

The Carter Preserve is The Nature Conservancy's second largest property in Rhode Island, boasting more than 5 miles of hiking trail.

The preserve is almost entirely forested, with footpaths winding...

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Around Charlestown, RI. (introspectionx, 1 Jul 2011)
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