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Hike Narragansett Trail Part III with APRE HIKE HOLIDAY CHEER

Narragansett Trail Part 3. Green Fall Rd. to Yagoog Pond. 

From Rt 49: Go east on Sand Hill Rd straight toward Green Falls Rd. Trailhead about .75 mile on left after Tom Wheeler Rd. Use second parking area on right.

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 Look for bronze KIA, RI plates or white Honda CRV. Trailhead on left goes due north to Green Fall Pond.

Nancy will be the host and leader for this event, but all hikers are encouraged to take the lead and/or alternate.

Out and back, approximately 6 miles total then we'll enjoy an apre hike HOLIDAY CHEER social at eatery TBD.  THERE ARE 2 RESTAURANTS THAT I'VE NARROWED THIS DOWN TO, CASUAL ENOUGH TO ACCOMIDATE A BUNCH OF HIKERS ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON.  PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR MENUS.

 BRIDGE RESTAURANT IN WESTERLY OFFERING VEGAN AND VEGETARAIN ALONG WITH REGULAR MENU:  http://www.restaurantinri.com/ 

MYSTIC PIZZA II NORTH STONINGTON, CT. SEEMS TO BE OUR FAVORITE OF THE FALL HIKING SEASON THIS YEAR: http://mysticpizza2.com/

You should have a fair degree of recent physical conditioning before signing up for this hike; hiking or bicycling or similar level of activity for THREE HOURS OR MORE. NOT A RACE, BUT PACE WILL BE BRISK AT TIMES.

PLEASE READ THE LIABILITY WAIVER AND FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE GUIDELINES DESCRIBED AT www.hikesafe..com. before signing up for this hike.

• Bring water, snack, hiking boots and hunter orange.

"Description: The Narragansett Trail goes about 22 miles from Lantern Hill in North Stonington to Ashville Pond in Hopkinton, RI. The entire trail could be completed in 12 hours, but there are many opportunities for shorter day hikes along the trail.
After climbing and descending Lantern Hill, the trail goes east to Route 2, then northeast into the Pachaug State Forest. The terrain along the trail is extremely varied. Some portions are flat and well-worn, others are extremely rocky and steep. The trail passes through forests and wetlands, and follows dirt and paved roads for short sections.
The Connecticut portion is blazed with light blue rectangles, while the Rhode Island portion is blazed with yellow rectangles. In Rhode Island, the Narragansett Trail follows a portion of the Camp Yawgoog yellow trail, which is blazed with yellow circles.

Natural Features: The summit of Lantern Hill (mile 1) offers sweeping views. Another scenic overlook is found at mile 4, before a beaver pond at mile 5. High Ledge near mile 8 offers a view overlooking Wyassup Lake. A rocky crevice known as the Bear cave is found around mile 9. Miles 15-16 go up the rocky ravine of Green Fall River to Green Fall Pond. Miles 19-22 skirt swamps around Yawgoog Pond and climb up and down through steep rocky hills near Ell Pond and Long Pond.

• Good to know: Portions of the trail are open to hunting, so hikers should wear orange during hunting season. The portion of the trail that crosses the Groton Sportsman's Club is closed from October to March.

Owned by: The trail crosses both private and public land. In Connecticut, it is maintained by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. In Rhode Island, it is maintained by the Narragansett Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. More information: http://www.ctwoodlands.org/trails http://www.mdc.net/~dbrier/yawgoog/trails/

View Narragansett Trail crossings in a larger map

Narragansett Trail Part 2 (Wyassup Lake)

Narragansett Trail Part 3 (Green Fall Pond)i

Narragansett Trail Part 4 (Long and Ell Pond)

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  • John

    Good job Nancy! I've been to this area several times from the other direction and find it to be one of my favorite hikes. Now that we know how to find the southern approach, hope we do this again as well. A unique, all season setting.

    December 22, 2013

  • Erin

    Hi Nance ! thanks for organizing this event and bringing lots of joy and cheer to everyone ! Great to see you again !!

    December 22, 2013

  • Nancy (.

    Thank you all for making this a five star outing! We had a little bit of everything for an early winter hike, but best of all was the strong sense of comraderie and companionship from every hiker .

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • Tom M.

    Oh yeah, It was great to see everyone, and have a Merry Christmas

    December 22, 2013

  • Tom M.

    Thanks Nance, It was a great hike, another group of nice folks. Now I need to go buy some Micro-spikes

    December 22, 2013

  • Julie

    Another great hike. Perfect temps and beautiful views. Just a fabulous day. Thanks Nance for organizing it.

    December 21, 2013

  • jan p.

    Great people andaesthetics

    December 21, 2013

  • Heather

    hi, sorry but I can't make it. something happen @ work, andi only have today to plan a xmas party for all the emp.'s. I miss you guys..till next time. and have a great holiday.
    heather

    December 21, 2013

  • John

    My vote is for Mystic Pizza II. They've taken good care of us in the past.

    December 20, 2013

  • Carolyn

    Hi, Nance -
    I use Google Maps. Can you clarify the Meet-up Location? In the body of the description, you give Longitude and Latitude, but I am unable to use it to get Googlemap directions. If you can give cross streets or intersections, that would likely be useful for me.
    Thanks.

    December 20, 2013

    • Nancy (.

      Is my face red! Crazy place for directions, though. John to the rescue... see new directions above :»}

      December 20, 2013

  • Nancy (.

    REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS HIKE AND SOCIAL. SEE YOU ALL THERE…:»}

    This is an unpaved road with a small parking area. Parking is allowed along the sides, but some hikers may wish to consider making carpool arrangements.

    THERE ARE 2 RESTAURANTS THAT I'VE NARROWED THIS DOWN TO, CASUAL ENOUGH TO ACCOMIDATE A BUNCH OF HIKERS ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON. PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR MENUS, or if they're not highlighted type in web address.

    BRIDGE RESTAURANT IN WESTERLY OFFERING VEGAN AND VEGETARAIN ALONG WITH REGULAR MENU: http://www.restaurantinri.com/ MYSTIC PIZZA II NORTH STONINGTON, CT. SEEMS TO BE OUR FAVORITE OF THE FALL HIKING SEASON THIS YEAR: http://mysticpizza2.com/

    December 20, 2013

  • John

    Would like to suggest to all our cold weather hikers to consider asking Santa for Katoola brand Microspikes, available at Eastern Mt Sports, REI and online for $62, maybe $50 on sale. Their 3/8" spikes fit over your regular hiking footwear and provide sturdy footing on trail ice and snow. Takes the worry away.

    December 12, 2013

    • Mark G.

      I totally agree with John's recommendation for Micro spikes. They are easy on-easy off-and provide excellent traction. (note: Yack Tracks are not a low cost replacement for Micro spikes. Yack tracks are good for home use. Micro spikes are for hiking.) This is the safe way to hike when the ground is white. I use them a lot -including this past Saturday on the Lone Pine Trail in Guilford. Was a great hike during the light snow fall. Mark G.

      1 · December 15, 2013

  • David R. B.

    Foursquare users may be interested in this list of venues on the Narragansett Trail:
    https://foursquare.com/yawgoogtrails/list/narragansett-trail

    December 13, 2013

  • Nancy (Nance) changed the location to Green Fall Pond

    December 1, 2013

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