1127 Frenchtown Rd, East Greenwich
This quiet little gem doesn’t get a lot of attention, but it is quite beautiful and easy to get to. Not too far from Main Street, and abutting residential developments, there are 125 acres to explore on the grounds of the old Tillinghast factory, where cotton thread was manufactured in the 1800s. At the very beginning of this hike is Frenchtown Pond, a great fishing spot. Another noteworthy feature of Frenchtown Park is that it lies adjacent to the Frye Nature Preserve. The trails connect to give you the option of extending your hike. Just note: there are some very rocky, rugged areas that may be challenging for very young or inexperienced hikers.
Length: 1.4 miles; 2.4 if you extend along the red trail into Frye Nature Preserve
Difficulty: challenging for children due to the rugged trail
Dogs: are welcome, so long as they are leashed and you clean up after them
Click here for an extensive list of guidelines for hiking with kids.
Click here to learn more about Frenchtown Park and Frye Nature Preserve.