Saturday, October 6
All Ages Hike & Park RxPlace: Browning Woods Trail Time: 10:00 am Join us for an all ages hike in our largest land holding through pine and oak forest and past amazing stone walls. We will hike about 3 miles, though you can shorten your outing to about 1 mile if desired. Kids and leashed dogs welcome! This monthly hike on first Saturdays is part of a new Park Rx initiative in which healthcare providers in South County are joining a national movement to "prescribe” taking walks and spending time in nature for better physical and mental health. Click here for a trail map of Browning Woods.
Thursday, October 18
3rd Thursday Hike: Crawley PreservePlace: Crawley PreserveTime: 8:30 amJoin us for our 3rd Thursday hike! October's hike will be at the Crawley Preserve.
Crawley Preserve hosts three well marked and well maintained trails on 99 acres straddling two towns: Richmond and South Kingstown, with most of the property (84.2 acres) in Richmond. The Preserve was acquired in 2003 as a joint project of the Richmond Rural Land Conservation Trust and SKLT, and funded by the Town of South Kingstown and The Nature Conservancy. The trails pass though upland forest of beech, oak and the occasional white pine.For directions, please visit http://sklt.org/land-we-protect/trail-maps/
Saturday, October 20
Thewlis Clean Up DayPlace: Thewlis WoodsTime: 9:00 amLooking to play in the dirt? Join us Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. to clean up our popular neighborhood trail at Thewlis Woods. This 27-acre parcel features stands of eastern white pine, scarlet oak, and beech. Turkey, coyote, fisher, and many other animals find food and shelter on this property. The 0.8-mile hiking trail, built in 2006 by John Tarasevitch as an Eagle Scout project and generously funded by the Daughters of the American Revolution, gives hikers access to this beautiful property. Free coffee and donuts will be served. Bring family, friends, gloves and clippers. All ages welcome! Please let us know you are coming by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 789-0962. Directions can be found here.
Sunday, October 21
Peace Dale Mill Studio Tours & CocktailsPlace: Peace Dale Mill, 1425 Kingstown Rd., WakefieldTime: 3:00 pmHave you ever sipped a cocktail or visited the winter farmers’ market and wondered what lies on the top floor of the Peace Dale Mill? Here’s your chance to find out! On Sunday, October 21st from 3:00-6:00 pm, join noted furniture maker and SKLT trustee Tim Philbrick and fellow artisans as they open their studios for an afternoon of drinks, conversation, and studio tours. Their exquisite artistry, craftmanship and design encompasses furniture, costume designs, historic clocks, and architectural restoration all housed in an historic mill building of equal grace and style. All proceeds benefit the Land Trust. Studios include: Tim Philbrick Studio Furniture; Corwin Butterworth Custom Furniture; Black Forest Custom Woodworks; Old School Antiques; and A. Garfield Architectural Restoration. Tickets are limited and are $30 per person. Advance tickets are required and can be purchased at http://sklt.org/event-tickets/peace-dale-mill-studio-tour/