Waterview Drive, Smithfield, RI
This is a Hike, without any pre-set course. There are many Trails & you select your own Route. My Route features 4 Climbs & a few interesting places to stop. Plan to see 2 High Points, with nice views ( bring binoculars ), & a World War 2 Memorial, dedicated to 3 Brave Soldiers, who died in a Plane Crash, during the War. With all the Rain, hopefully the Waterfall will be flowing. The Hike concludes with a Trail along a Pond.
This Hike will have more climbs than the Foliage Hike.
Plan to Hike 6- 7 miles, but I have a 2 shortcut options, for those who may need to cut the Hike short. It should take 3+ hrs. This Hike is in my top 5 Hikes in R.I.
Please bring Hiking Shoes, Drink, Snacks / Lite Lunch & Poles if you use them. Hunting is not allowed here, but it is Shotgun, Deer Season, so wearing some Orange is advisable.
If anyone wants, there are plenty of places to go for coffee or Lunch, afterwards.
Directions, Route 295 to exit 7B Route 44 West, Right at Route 5, Cedar Swamp Road, at the Apple Valley Mall. Route 5 Merges with Route 116 Pleasant View Ave go Right. Just past the Police Station, take a Right on Water View Drive, you will see a sign Autumn Run Development. You are turning into the Development. The Trail Head is on the Left, U Turn and Park on the Road. Note: If you are coming from the North, your GPS will have you get off Route 295, before exit 7.