First (well this month, the Second) Thursday Botanizing Walk – Blue Pond Trail

Botanizing Walk at Blue Pond

We have moved this walk to the second Thursday in July to avoid the 4th of July holiday week!

Join URI Professor Brian Maynard for an exploration of the Blue Pond Trail in Hopkinton, RI. We will walk through mountain laurel and black birch woods to the edge of Blue Pond, which has a rich diversity of wetland and mesic plants. Expect to see many species of oak and fern and rare wetland species.

Directions to meet up location at the parking lot for Rockville Management Area, Blue Pond Trail, Canonchet Road Trail head.

From RT 3 travel 1.6 miles north to a small parking lot on the right. GPS coordinates are 41.505374, -71.759238 google driving directions

If the lot is full please park up the road at the Long Pond Trail head and walk back down the road (~0.3 miles).

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.