Join Joe Jamroz, environmental enthusiast and advisory board member for the Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy, to enjoy spectacular views of Providence at Neutaconkanut Hill Park. Rising nearly 300 feet above Narragansett Bay, this naturally forested park is situated in the heart of the most densely populated area of Providence. The park’s 88 acres include a well-maintained trail system, brooks, ravines, meadows, glacial boulders and a thick forest of oaks and hickory. Wild plants we may spot along the way are jack-in-the-pulpit, shinleaf, columbine, daisies, violets and choke cherry.
There will be some stair climbing and inclines. Poles, sturdy footwear and insect repellent are recommended. Don’t forget your camera to take advantage of the city views.
We will meet at the parking lot for the Neutaconkanut Hill Park ball field, 120 Killingly Street, Providence. Directions Below.
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 the north: on I-95S, take Exit 22C for US-6W/RI-10W. Merge onto US-6W. Get off at the Killingly Street exit and turn left onto Killingly Street. Continue .7 mi to stop sign, (the ball park will be straight ahead) turn left, staying on Killingly Street and then turn right into the parking lot for the ball field.
From the south: on I-95N, take Exit 11 off of I-95 onto I-295N. After 8 miles, take Exit 6A (Rte 6 East). Take the Killingly Street exit from Route 6 and turn right at the end of the ramp onto Killingly Street. Proceed .6 miles. At the stop sign, the ball field is in front of you. Turn left, then a quick right into the parking lot.