Sowams Woods Walk with the Barrington Land Conservation Trust

About fifteen walkers joined Barrington Land Conservation Trust Executive Director Cindy Elder for a mile and a half walk through Sowams Woods along the shore of Echo Lake. Elder pointed out that the land was once inhabited by the Pokanoket People who lived here for over 10,000 years and considered Sowams Woods a sacred place set aside for women. Click here for a 27-minute video of the walk held on September 9, 2023. Click here for an October 15, 2023 Providence Journal article about Sowams Woods.

(Above) Elder describes how the Woods were acquired by the Land Trust as Volunteer Property Manager Ellen Berren, in red, and others walk along the path to see views of Echo Lake and its wildlife.

(Above) Elder leads the group past a view of the cattails and flowers at the southern end of the Lake and into the woods where she is fond of finding logs that sometimes take on the shape of a narwhal.

(Above) The group stops to look at an information kiosk built by the Boy Scouts, a mushroom that Henry pointed out, and a symbol on a tree that includes a QR code link to information about other walking trails in Rhode Island.