675 Plainfield St, Providence
Tucked into the western corner of Providence are 88 acres full of beautiful woodlands, meadows, valleys, geological outcroppings, stone walls, brooks, and many animals and birds. The “Great Hill of Neutaconkanut”, the highest point (and, in our opinion, the best kept secret) of Providence, was the northwest boundary in the land agreement between Roger Williams and the Narragansett Sachems.
Check out the map below for suggested routes, but be sure to check out the spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State from the bandstand remains in the Meadow.
Length: 1-3 miles (see map for suggested routes)
Difficulty: moderate to challenging for children
Dogs: are welcome, so long as they are leashed and you clean up after them
Accessible by Public Transportation: within 0.1 mile
You might want to bring: long pants to protect against ticks and poison ivy
Get directions or follow ours: From Rte. 295, take exit 4 for RI 14/Plainfield Pike. Keep right at the fork, following signs for RI 14 East. Follow this route for about 3 miles; the park will be on your left.