Lots of guided hikes in #RI this week

A newly built granite bridge over Wine Bottle Brook in the Grills Sanctuary in Hopkinton RI.

A newly built granite bridge over Wine Bottle Brook in the Grills Sanctuary in Hopkinton RI.

Autumn begins with lots of outdoor activities in Rhode Island, including several guided hikes offered by the Rhode Island Land Trusts Council. They are features of Land Trust Days which started Aug. 1 and continue through the end of September. Bring a friend to enjoy the scenic views, green spaces and working farms that are Rhode Island’s 47 land trusts.

Saturday’s walks include a visit with migrating monarch butterflies in Little Compton, a bluebird walk with children’s activities in Cumberland, a full-moon walk in Glocester, strolls through historic farms and more. There will be 10 in all. Two more walks, in Narragansett and Jamestown, are scheduled for Sunday.

For the whole list of coming guided walks, click here. To find maps of more trails maintained by local land trusts and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. visit exploreri.org, a great resource for hikers and paddlers in southern New England.

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