Turkey Trot – Walk off the Turkey and Have Fun

When: Friday, November 27 at 10:00 AM Sharp
Where: Meet at Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge, West Entrance off Rte 1 (N 41º 22.063’ W 71º 40.289’)
What: A walk at Ninigret NWR and Potato Point

It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving and all of the food has been eaten – what is there to do next?

How about a walk at Ninigret NWR and Potato Point. Join USFWS Volunteer Sally Hanson and Roe LaBossiere from The Charlestown Land Trust for a great wildlife walk around the Refuge and Ninigret Pond.

Maybe you’ll get lucky and catch a glimpse of a turkey that survived the holiday! Ninigret: This is a flat easy walk over grassy trails and old runways from the former Charlestown Naval Auxiliary Landing Field to Grassy Point on Ninigret Pond, the largest coastal salt pond in RI.

It’ll be about 4 miles total. Hundreds of species of birds have been recorded at this refuge. Potato Point is a 60+ acre cut corn field & meadow peninsula on Ninigret Pond. By special arrangement, this Charlestown Land Trust and DEM easement protected private compound is very unique property. It is an easy short walk over rolling meadow adjacent to “Hawk Ness” a private links golf course.

Meet at the West Entrance off Rte 1 South.  (The Refuge is South of Ninigret Park and has a separate entrance.) From the Refuge we will caravan to Potato Point.

Co-Leaders: Sally Hanson, 401-348-9109 (h), 401-932-5295 (cell, morning of hike only), and email: sally.hanson@verizon.net; Roe LaBossiere, 401-364-6400 (h), 401-212-7297 (c), and email: roe.faith@verizon.net

* Salt Pond Panorama by Scott MacNeill