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Thursday Hike: Native American Ceremonial Stonework Hike Near Beach Pond in Exeter, RI

  • This hike will go to two large cairn fields, and you will see a few other types of structures, but this site is really about cairns. Some of this will be on an old farm road, but much of it will be off trail so hiking sticks and suitable shoes are heavily suggested. Although the hike is short in distance covered, it will take about 2.5 hours at a leisurely pace to see and discuss the stonework. Meet at the Roscoe M. Dexter Deep Pond Parking lot, 2728 Ten Rod Road, Exeter, RI. It is very hard to see the entrance to it as the sign is buried in trees and is brown. If you are coming from the Connecticut side of Beach Pond, the parking lot is on the right about .75 miles once you leave the causeway across the pond. If you’re coming from Rhode Island from the east if you hit the pond turn around and go back about .75 miles. Rain cancels the hike, but if unsure of the weather, you can text my number the morning of the hike after 6:00 AM to see if it is a go. We will leave the parking lot at 9:00 AM.