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Simmons Mill Pond, Little Compton (Ken Weber hike #37 )

  • Oct 12, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Difficulty: Level 1:  easy

Distance : 3 Miles

Duration: 1.5 hours


Before signing up for this hike read the entire write up and understand that you (and your guest if applicable) are agreeing to the terms of the liabilty waiver by signing up to participate in this activity.


Simmons Mill Pond, a little known RI Management Area. There are no blazed trails here, but Simmons Mill offers miles of lanes and old roads, extensive woodlands, some ponds and open fields. Most of the lanes are flanked by stone walls and towering trees. You will se some of the largest Holly Trees you have ever seen. There is plenty of opportunity to explore here with over 450 acres. However we will only be doing a small area of this management area.

For those of you following the "Weber" book this is hike #37. This is an easy 3 mile loop. This location can be a bit wet at times. I would suggest boots not sneakers. Make sure you bring snacks, water and tick/ bug repellent. Book time for this walk is 2+ hours, however 1.5 hours should be more than  ample.

Directions: This walk is for the main enterance on Colebrook Rd. AKA coldbrook rd.  Little Compton RI.

Take RI 179 or RI 81 into Adamsville, RI then drive ColeBrook Rd. 1.5 miles SW. to the enterance on the left.

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; 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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  • jessica

    my apologies for the late reversal of my rsvp, I thought I was rsvp-ing to a hike at this location on thursday they 24th (that's what the invite said). hopefully next time.

    October 11, 2013

  • Ed S.

    Hey everyone, just a warning. I've had two deer ticks on me this week. Both of them came from my back yard which is hardly the wilderness. I know everyone has their opinions on permethrine but if you're ok with it I'd spray my boots (shoes) tonight. Just a warning because Lyme disease is not fun. Have a great hike tomorrow!

    October 11, 2013

  • Annette

    So wanted to, but will not be in the area, on vacation

    October 10, 2013

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