Vin Gormley Trail Weber Hike # 4

  • May 11, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Distance: 8.25 miles

Duration: 3.5 hours

Difficulty: difficult (lengthy but mostly flat)

Blaze orange is required

The Vin Gormley Trail is hike #4 in Ken Weber’s “Weekend Walks in Rhode Island”. It is a 8 ¼ mile hike around Watchaug Pond, primarily in Burlingame State Park. Most of the hike is on woodland trails, but there are also sections on paved roads. This hike should take about 3.5 hours to complete.

The hike will start on the eastern shore of Watchaug Pond where there is a large parking lot. From there we will walk through the Audubon Society’s Kimball Wildlife Sanctuary, and then through the Burlingame Camping Area. After that we will be on woodland trails in Burlingame State Park that include crossing a little covered bridge. Along with the yellow blazes of the Vin Gormley Trail, about 4 miles of this hike also have the blue blazes of the North South Trail. The terrain is mostly flat, with a short hilly section along some rock ledges. Some parts of the trail will could be wet, so wear hiking boots.

With limited spring turkey hunting going on, blaze orange is required. It will also keep us visible on the residential roads on this hike. Bring water and snacks as always. Also bring bug spray for the ticks and other insects that are already active.

Directions: Follow RT 1 southbound west of RTs 2 & 112. Follow signs for Burlingame Park until taking a right on Prosser Trail (it is a paved road). Follow Prosser Trail for 0.6 miles, and take a left into the park’s entrance. Park at the far end of the large parking lot.


Liability Waiver
As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.





 

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  • Deana

    Great hike Leanne! It was nice to meet you. I am looking forward to future hikes.

    May 11, 2013

    • Deana

      Somehow I ended up with two Meetup pages. I tried to delete the one that I never use and I accidentally deleted the wrong one. I think I have straightened out the mess I made lol!

      May 11, 2013

    • Leanne A

      Hope to see you again soon.

      May 12, 2013

  • Lynne

    Thanks Leanne - perfect hike for a drizzly spring morn and a great lunch with a group of people who always leave me smiling on my way home.

    1 · May 11, 2013

    • Leanne A

      Thanks, I really enjoyed.

      May 11, 2013

  • Leanne A

    Hello, I had a very nice time today. I hope you all nenjoyed. Thanks to Json for all the Culinary direction on the "after" hike. It was good to see old friends.

    May 11, 2013

  • Andrea

    Leanne, thanks for a great hike today, and waiting for us stragglers! I can't promise that it won't happen again, but I will do my best not to.

    May 11, 2013

    • Leanne A

      It was not a problem. We happened to be a group of "familiars" we got to catch up on everything!

      May 11, 2013

  • Kenny P.

    I am still tasting the jerky.

    1 · May 11, 2013

    • Kenny P.

      and by the way, great hike Leanne and Ed. Happy Mothers' Day to all the moms in this and every other group.

      2 · May 11, 2013

  • Gary L.

    Thank you Leanne, for a great hike today.. What an AWESOME!! group of people. I don't think the day could have been any better.. And thank you Jason for that fine trail cuisine..

    May 11, 2013

    • Jason T.

      Most welcome Gary it was a great hike today.

      1 · May 11, 2013

  • Chanthea C.

    Is it too late to go

    May 11, 2013

    • Leanne A

      Just seeing this now. Try again.

      May 11, 2013

  • Leanne A

    A fun group and a nice stretch of the legs.

    May 11, 2013

  • Jerilyn S S.

    If its raining w thunder I wont b there. I will stay home cause Im remodeling workshop. Xo

    May 10, 2013

  • Christine H. D.

    Ok some advice...I'm coming up on my sixth year of being a non smoker and I've put on a few pounds (to say the least) I'm on the road to getting fit I've been walking between 4-5 miles 3-4 times a week for the past month and a half I'm feeling pretty good. I would love to attempt this hike as I love being outdoors. What are some of your thoughts oh and I love honesty:) thank you in advance.....

    May 10, 2013

    • Christine H. D.

      It's been a mix of hills, flat and trails, it looks like you guys are full.. I'm new so not sure how this works is there more than one group going?

      May 10, 2013

    • Leanne A

      check your email christine. i'll be in touch again later this PM. Don't forget we will be hiking in the rain more than likely...

      May 10, 2013

  • Ed S.

    Is "beef jerky" code for "leftover pulled pork"?

    May 8, 2013

    • Kenny P.

      I thought it was pulled pork left in the back seat of a car over the summer season.

      1 · May 8, 2013

    • Jim F

      Trader Joe's has the best organic beef jerkey. Unfortunately there are no trader joes near me. I WILL get some for a future hike though

      May 10, 2013

  • carol

    Hi Leanne, I'm sorry I won't be able to hike tomorrow, I'm in Ma. until Sat night. Hope to see you soon, have a great hike.

    1 · May 10, 2013

  • Andrea

    Oh, and by the way... I've missed you :)

    1 · May 9, 2013

    • Jason T.

      I got jerky jerky jerky ! Miss you too ! November 1 Birthday Bud !!

      1 · May 9, 2013

    • Jerilyn S S.

      I love the jerkyjerkyjerky toohooooo!! yum

      1 · May 10, 2013

  • Andrea

    Jason, this had better be the best beef jerky ever, otherwise you will be relieved of your "cuisine consultant" duties...

    2 · May 9, 2013

  • Jason T.

    Beef Jerky for everybody ! There is no greater mechanically recovered "meat treat" that can provide nourishment and camaraderie for a group of hungry hikers !

    1 · May 9, 2013

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  • Leanne A
    Wilderness First Aid/CPR Certified, Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Liz
  • Ed S.
    First Aid ,CPR and AED Certified, Assistant Organizer
  • Matt
    Wilderness First Aid Certified ( WFA ), Assistant Organizer
  • Jason T.
    Group Cuisine Consultant
  • Jim F
    Assistant Organizer
  • Kenny P.
    The Snake Whisperer
  • nancy
    Official Group Photographer
  • A former member

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