Sunday, April 6, 2008

Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge

Hike Number Two took place at Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge in Exeter, RI. We chose the Blue Trail and the Orange Trail. It turned out to be about a three mile endeavor that took us just over two hours.

The weather was on our side for the majority of the day but it started out with a little chill in the air. Of the two trails, the Blue Trail was more interesting. We saw plenty of different birds and small woodland creatures.
As the trail wound along the pond we came upon an historic cemetary that turned out to be a family plot for one the founding families of Exeter, the Gardener family. We basically stepped back in time for a while and it was great. Further down the trail we crossed over the Fisherville Brook Waterfall. This is a great chance for photos of the entire pond and surrounding hillside.

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by all that Fisherville Brook had to offer. When we go back we'll be doing the Outer Loop and maybe another adventure back to the cemetary for some pictures. If hitting the trails is your thing, don't miss Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge.

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