First Thursday Botanizing Walk – Sin and Flesh Brook Natural Area

Sin and Flesh Brook meanders through eighty-acres of Tiverton’s signature coastal oak-holly forest adjacent to the Fort Barton Revolutionary War Redoubt. The stream’s loveliness belies its curious name given to it following a bloody encounter between a Quaker preacher and a band of Pocasset natives during King Philip’s War. That harsh memory has been replaced by the soft murmur of the brook, birdsong, and plant diversity under towering oaks, streamside wetlands, vernal pools, and glacial outcrops. Participants should be prepared for a 1.75-mile walk over some rugged terrain.



Meet up with Garry Plunkett in the parking area across from the Tiverton Town Hall, 343 Highland Road.

– From Route 24 in Tiverton, exit south on Main Road (RI 77).
– Go 0.4 miles and bear left at the flashing light onto Highland Road.
– Proceed 0.75 miles to the Town Hall on the right where a public restroom is available.

This walk is a part of our First Thursday Botanizing Walk Series. See our Botanizing Walks home page for important details you should know about the walks in this series.