On Saturday, October 13, 2 p.m., at the Bush Hill Nature Reserve in Wickford, RI, the Land Conservancy of North Kingstown (LCNK) will hold a guided historical trail walk to highlight one of the special places in our community that is protected and open to the public. Led by local historian Tim Cranston, the guided walk will explore the valuable natural habitat of the Bush Hill Nature Reserve while recounting the historical signficance of this parcel to the community.
This walk is designed to let the community of North Kingstown know about the very special places that the Land Conservancy is preserving for present and future generations. The Bush Hill Nature Reserve has been particularly special to the Wickford community over the years, acting as a watering hole for livestock and the source of ice for an icehouse in the 1800s to a summer swimming hole and winter ice skating rink for local children into the early 1960s. The property was donated by the de Guzman family to the LCNK in memory of Adelaide “Addie” Dawson Lynch, who loved Wickford, this land, and its wildlife.
Everyone can participate in the free guided walk. The First Baptist Church of Wickford is graciously allowing participants to park in their lot to access the trails on the Bush Hill property (from Main St. in Wickford, take a left onto Church Lane, then a left into the dirt parking lot). Please visit lcnk.org for more details about this activity or contact Kathy Raposa (firstname.lastname@example.org).