Holiday Hike at Cuttyhunk Brook Preserve

Christmas day was quite beautiful in Rhode Island this year but we were too busy bouncing from one family home to another to get outdoors and take in our traditional little holiday hike. So, one day late after a very yummy breakfast of homemade crepes and pure maple syrup we took a drive to Exeter to check out the Cuttyhunk Brook Preserve.

Parking is on Sunderland Road just a short way up from Rt 102. There is a nice, brand new sign and you can’t miss it. The trail is well-marked and blazed yellow and the Conservancy has placed maps in several spots along the way. All-in-all it is a very easy, mostly flat 2.5 mile trail.

Notable sites along the way are Cuttyhunk Brook, a historical cemetery, a couple of old stone foundations and a large boulder field.

Cuttyhunk Brook: after crossing the brook, the loop begins. Babbling brooks are used for meditation and sound machines for good reason.

Stony Lane: unimproved road that connects the loop

 Trail runs alongside boulder field. The boulder field literally looks like a road made of lichen covered rocks. I couldn’t get a good shot with my phone :/

The larger of the stone foundations. We love trying to figure out what the buildings were when we encounter these.

I hope everyone gets a chance to get outdoors whenever possible. There is no better reset button! Have a great holiday week 🙂

Onward!

 

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