The annual day after Thanksgiving “Turkey Trot”
The annual day after Thanksgiving “Turkey Trot” took place Friday November 28th. The event is co-sponsored by US Fish and Wildlife and The Charlestown Land Trust.
The first of two walks started at Trustom Pond Refuge, on Matunuck School House Rd. South Kingstown, followed by a hike at Charlestown Land Trust’s Mill Pond Preserve.
Mill Pond, an 80 acre parcel is the site of the former American Fish Culture Trout Hatchery. (pictured above). American Fish Culture chose this site because of the 200 gallons per minute 48 degree year round temperature spring water. During the 1940-1950’s American Fish Culture was New England’s largest private hatchery, shipping two hundred thousand pounds of rainbow trout to various markets including the Fulton Street Fish Market in NYC.
About 25 hikers enjoyed a perfect day for a walk followed by cider and cookies and a warming fire. A product donation was made by Table Talk Foods. For more information on The Charlestown Land Trust and Mill Pond Preserve trails visit: www.charlestownlandtrust.org