Thursday, January 21
Cancelled: 3rd Thursday Hike: Yawgoo PondPlace: Yawgoo Pond TrailTime: 8:30 amWith the current spike in COVID-19 cases, we have decided to cancel this program. Join us for our 3rd Thursday Hike! Our January hike features the 2.2 mile Yawgoo Pond Trail, which takes the hiker by a kettle hole bog, over Mud Brook, and through a grove of stately white pine trees. Yawgoo Trail is also noted for its thick under-story of mountain laurel, especially near the steep banks of the kettle hole, and spectacular views of pristine Yawgoo Pond. The first acquisition in this area by SKLT, a 12.04 acre parcel at the south end of Yawgoo Pond, was through private donations in February 2001. The second acquisition, in October of 2005, preserved 68.3 acres on the east side of the pond. This project received support from the DEM Forest Legacy and Open Space Bond Fund, The Nature Conservancy, The Champlin Foundations, The Bafflin Foundation, and private donations from neighbors. For directions, visit http://sklt.org/land-we-protect/trail-maps/ Registration required and will be capped. Subject to CDC COVID-19 guidelines. May be cancelled due to health risk concerns. Registrants will be notified of updates/cancellations.
Sunday, January 31
StoryWalk at Thewlis through JanuaryPlace: Thewlis WoodsTime: 12:00 amIn celebration of winter, SKLT has created a StoryWalk along the walking trail in Thewlis Woods. StoryWalk is a fun, educational activity where pages from a children’s book are installed on signs along a path. As you walk the path, you read the story. StoryWalk is the perfect way for young and old to get outside, explore a bit of South Kingstown, and enjoy One Snowy Night by best-selling author-illustrator Nick Butterworth. Join the fun as Percy the Park Keeper tries to keep his animal friends warm and cozy one cold winter's night. As you and the children wander the path from sign to sign and read the book, everyone will get some great physical activity and enjoy a beautiful 0.8 mile wooded trail. This project has been made possible by generous support from Randall Realtors. It will be in place indefinitely. Check back for our next StoryWalk! Directions to Thewlis Woods can be found here.