Newman Oak and Bridgham Farm




 The Newman Oak, a champion, is believed to be over 400 years old and sits nest to a cul-de-sac at the southern end of Bridgham Farm Road. An entrance to a trail leading to the Turner Reservoir and dam is next to the tree .



All that remains of the colonial era Bridgham Farm, the last sizable tract of undeveloped, pristine farmland, once part of the ancient Rehoboth “Ring of the Green” is listed on the National Register and is contiguous with a walking path which skirts the Turner Reservoir from Route 152 south to Pleasant Street. As such, this property serves as valuable protection for the reservoir, once the source of drinking water for East Providence. A direct descendant of the family that received the original land grant from King George III, still lives on the property, Clive Willard Bridgham.


Click here for the Providence Journal article about the Rumford National Register Historic District.

Click here for the East Providence Land Conservation Trust Facebook page.

Click here for the Providential Gardener page on the Bridgham Farm.

Click here for the Trails & Walks in Rhode Island page on the Bridgham Farm and here for the page on the Turner Reservoir.

Click here for a map of the Turner Reservoir Loop Trail.

Click below for a Google satellite map of the Farm location.