Join native plant enthusiast Karen Asher for a spring walk on the Duval Trail through Susanna’s Woods in Perryville, South Kingstown. Managed by the South Kingstown Land Trust, the area features the geologic topography of retreating glaciers, ocean views and dense thickets of mountain laurel.
Once serving as woodlots for coastal farmers for hundreds of years, the woods are now reforested with trees typical of a southern New England upland forest: oaks, pines, sassafras, beech and hickory. Along the trail we will see typically acid-loving plants such as trailing arbutus, sheep laurel, blueberry, huckleberry, inkberry and ferns.
This walk is a part of our First Thursday Botanizing Walk Series. See our Botanizing Walks home page for important details about these walks.
From Wakefield proceed southwest on Main Street for 1.49 miles to Route 1. Stay on Route 1 South for about 2.9 miles then take the exit marked Post Road / Perryville. Proceed 0.31 miles to a stop sign at the intersection of Ministerial Road (Route 110). Go straight on Post Road for 1.28 miles, passing Moonstone Beach Road on your left, to a parking area on the right at the foot of the Quaker Burial Ground. The trail begins about 50 feet west of the parking area on the same side.
You can park along the road as it is not heavily traveled.