Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Need to Know
Open from sunrise to sunset; no parking fees. Simmon's Market and Café is five minutes away and a great place to grab lunch after your Run.
Be focused and aware of rocky terrain, try not to go the day after a good rain, and be prepared for mosquitoes during the summer!
The GPS does not take you to the South Entrance, it takes you to a random neighborhood. Heading south on Main Road (Rte. 77), pass Lafayette Road
and Pardon Gray Preserve on the left and continue for about two miles. Take a left at the Tiverton Four Corners onto East Road (Rte. 179) and go a quarter of a mile. You'll see Roots Farm on the right, slow down and the entrance to the Weetamoo Woods parking lot is the next left. There's a small white sign on a telephone pole that is easy to miss.
Much of the Yellow Trail
was used to cart supplies back and forth to the now abandoned sawmill during the colonial era, so there are good stretches of it that still contain rocks used to help the carts with traction when it was muddy. Footing can be a little dicey, so just be careful on those parts. Swamps are prevalent in this are, and therefore so is mud. There are a lot of spots that are prone to getting pretty sloppy, but try to the best of your abilities to not tread too far off the main paths (this can expand the trails and potentially damage surrounding wildlife). There are a few sections that have wooden planks over the mud, not all of them are sturdy. These trails are absolutely gorgeous but they do keep you on your toes. Happy Trails!
Flora & Fauna
Nettles (be careful!), wildflowers (some endangered, so stay on the paths), fungi, songbirds, woodpeckers, hawks, turkey vultures (almost always circling the woods), frogs, snakes, deer, mosquitoes, ticks.
Shared By: Haley Birt