Turkey Trot at Moraine Preserve

When: Friday November 25 at  10:00 a.m. sharp (Rain date Nov. 26 at 10 am.)
Where: Charlestown Moraine Preserve
What: Charlestown Land Trust invites you to walk off the turkey and have fun!

Take a walk led by Roe Labossiere at the Charlestown Moraine Preserve. It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving and all of the food has been eaten – what is there to do next? Why not  a walk at one of Charlestown’s latest open space acquisitions. Become one of the first to hike The Charlestown Moraine Preserve, maintained and managed by the Charlestown Conservation Commission. Maybe you’ll get lucky and catch a glimpse of a turkey that survived the holiday!

The approximately 75 acres is called a terminal moraine and marks the last advance of the ice about 14,000 years ago, an outstanding example of the remains of the ice age in Rhode Island.

It’s 75 acres has rolling terrain with short steep hills and valleys with some very dense remarkable stands of mountain laurel. A walking stick is recommended. Allow about an hour and dogs are welcome (w/pickup). Prepare for ticks with spray and socks to pull over cuffs.

Questions? Contact Roe LaBossiere, 401-364-6400 (h), 401-212-7297 (c), and email: roe.faith@verizon.net

Directions: The Charlestown Moraine Preserve is located .3 of a mile on King’s Factory Rd, off Rt 1 in Charlestown. To access the parking lot, travel south on Route 1, take the Kings Factory Road exit and proceed north to the parking lot located on the left. Ample parking is available at the Preserve entrance sign.
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Visit the CCA Guide to Public Recreation/Conservation Areas in Charlestown to learn more about the Charlestown Moraine Preserve

Visit the Charlestown Land Trust website to learn more about the work of the land trust.

The banner image in this post is from a photograph of the Charlestown Moraine Preserve in early summer by Cliff Vanover.