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Event Rating: Difficult
Distance: 8 MILES
Time Duration: 3.5 - 4 HOURS
Blaze Orange:NOT REQUIRED
Hi Everyone ,sorry for the late posting .We will be venturing back into Snake Den State Park this weekend . Our host will be Arthur R. Iannelli. It has been said this is Rhode Island ' s best keep secret or even a hidden gem . Snake Den has its towering 394' summit . Don't laugh, It will at least offer us a descent view of the valley . There are plenty of outcroppings small streams farmland and yes a quarry . This hike will be approximately 8 miles at a moderate pace and should take about 2.5 to 3 hours..Please bring water,and food .Hydrate before the hike.
See you Saturday ,
The following was taken from a state website .
The State of Rhode Island acquired the land, now known as Snake Den State Park in 1969. It is a combination of farm land and woodland and comprises 744 acres. The prior owners were many generations of the Dame family and, before that the Steere family, an old family throughout Johnston and surrounding towns. DEM’s headquarters for the Parks and Recreation Division is housed in a 22 room former farm house of the Palazzi family.
The name, Snake Den, derives from a canyon-like stone fissure located in the park. Like other farms in the Johnston area, the stone in the Snake Den outcrop was quarried for building material for Providence. The actual location of the quarry is on that portion of the property once owned by the Waterman family. Its stone was used in the building of the First Congregational Church in Providence, better known as the First Unitarian Church, designed by John Holden Greene, one the Benefit Street landmarks on historic College Hill. The nearby quarry of Bear Ledge provided the incredible columns for the Providence Arcade of 1828.
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