Haile Farm Preserve in Warren, RI, gets ready to open trails for the Spring

On the former Bowen-Haile-Nunes Farmstead, a rare surviving representative of a 17th century Narragansett Bay saltwater livestock farm now given over largely to development, stands the oldest extant house in Warren. The Warren Land Conservation Trust acquired approximately sixty acres of the original farm land on the eastern shore of the Palmer River that now is permanently in conservation for all to enjoy. Newly-installed roadside attraction signs along Route 136 in Warren, RI, indicate the turn-off at the 1690 Haile-Nunes Farmhouse leading to the trails. (Click here for a location map.) Warren Conservation Land Trust President Mike Gerhardt, Vice President Jenny Flanagan, Sowams Heritage Area Project Coordinator Dave Weed, Land Trust Board Member Rock Singewald,  member John Mensinger and others worked through the month of February to clear brush along the many trails on the property. Click here for a map of the trails that have been opened and are ready to use for those seeking social distancing outdoor expriences.

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