Camping Weekend at Frosty Hollow Camp Site, the only official campsite within the Arcadia Wildlife Management Area. The only sounds you hear at night are the wildlife and your fellow campers snoring. There is a small lean-to and plenty space to find a spot for your tent so you won't feel crowded. There is a maximum of 8 campers allowed and a $10 per person fee to cover the cost of the campsite
This year the Fall Activities Day will be a little more inland and less subject to the weather, it is being held at the Arcadia Wildlife Management area in Exeter, East Greenwich and Hope Valley, RI.
At over 14,000 mostly forested acres, the Arcadia Management Area is the state’s largest recreational area, offering a great variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. eXtreme Croquet, fishing, boat/kayak/canoe, hiking and mountain biking to name a few activities. There are no bike or boat rentals in the management area, but there are rentals available a few miles away. Miles upon miles of gravel roads and well marked and maintained trails entice hikers. These same trails are often used by mountain bikers or horseback riders so all users need to act responsibly, show courtesy, and “share the road”.
Please bring a lunch to enjoy at the site.
To get there take exit 5A from route 95.
Go one mile on route 102 to route 3 south.
After a mile on Rt 3 South turn right at the flashing traffic light on to Rt. 165 south
Travel for approximately 3 miles on Rt. 165 South turn right on to Frosty Hollow Road. There is a White Church on the corner of Route 165 and Frosty Hollow Road. Also there is a sign for Camp-E-Huntee.
Travel about 0.8 miles on Frosty Hollow Road to Frosty Hollow Pond on the right, keep going past the pond over the one lane bridge.
Travel about 200-300 yards further and there will be a small sign for “Shelter permit required” and a Chiltern sign on your left, this is the dirt road that leads to Frosty Hollow Campsite. The site is about 500 yards down this narrow dirt road.
Please join Jeff and Jim for an easy 5-6 mile hike around Breakheart pond within the Arcadia Management Area in Exeter RI. The hike will begin from the fall activities site off Frosty Hollow road. We will hike to Frosty Hollow Pond then follow the Hudson trail which parallels Breakheart brook. We will arrive at Breakheart pond by the dam and beautiful overlook of the pond. Fall foliage should by lovely at this time. We will loop around the pond and make our way back to the Fall Activities site.
Please pack a lunch to enjoy at the pond.
PLEASE WEAR BLAZE ORANGE. IT'S HUNTING SEASON. RI issues $100.00 citations for failure to wear orange.
We have a couple spare Blaze Orange vests if needed. They can also be purchased cheaply at Ocean State Job Lot.
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash at all times.
It's a late morning through late afternoon hike up and down Mount Wachusett in the North Central Mass town of Princeton. Moderate hike. Again, I can send all the details. Just email me, Dave Houle, at email@example.com
Join us for a hike at Barre Falls Dam. After exploring the eastern portion of the preserve in the spring this time we will explore the western side of the recreation area as we hike 6-8 miles
Placeholder for our annual celebration and meeting. It will be at the same place as last year Mosaic Common House, 22 Village Lane, Berlin, MA. Registration will open when we have more details so check back later
Continuing the Turkey Tramp tradition. We will meet at the Trail head located ½ mile into Mashamoquet Brook State Park located on Route 44 in Pomfret, CT. This 4 ½ mile, moderate, dog on leash hike, will allow you to crawl into the historic Wolf Den; sit on Indian Chair, where Chief Uncas once sat; take a short water/snack break; visit Stephen Avery’s Revolutionary War grave site; get Post Thanksgiving exercise and enjoy good company for a peaceful fun time. Please meet at 10:30 AM for an 11 AM sharp start. We will have an optional late lunch around 2:15 PM at the Vanilla Bean Café. This event is also listed with other groups.
Driving Directions: From Hartford: 84 east to exit 69 to 44 east; Providence: RT 6 west to 44 west; Worcester and New London: 395 to exit 93 to 101 west to 44 west. Park is located about 2 miles from 101/44 junction on left side. For GPS use 276 Mashamoquet Road, Pomfret, CT. Do not use office location at 147 Wolf Den Drive. Park and meet at trailhead ½ mile into park. For park info: http://ct.gov.cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325238. There are no fees at this time of year. It’s only a one hour drive to Springfield.
www.thevanillabeancafe.com is located at 456 Deerfield Rd.,Pomfret Center, CT at the intersection of Rt 169, Rt 44, & Rt 97. For more info e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org If lost day of event: cell: 860-710-0715.
Last Sunset Hike
We plan to take a hike then enjoy the last sunset of 2017 as it sets over the ocean! We expect to step off at 3:00 p.m. and make a loop through the Provincelands returning for sunset at 4:19 p.m. on the beach. The terrain is sand dunes with a few long, slow climbs on the paved path. Meet at the north end of the Herring Cove Beach parking lot. This lot has been cut in two by the ocean. So, you'll need to turn right from Route 6 eastbound onto Provincelands Road, pass the main entrance and continue to the next left which will take you into the end of the parking lot. We’ll gather near the trail head in the corner of the lot.
Please let me know you’ll join us by sending a note by December 27th to email@example.com with your telephone number, for the day of the hike, so I can let you know if cancellation becomes necessary. (I don’t expect to access electronic mail in 2017 after the 27th.) Happy New Year!
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