Get out into nature the weekend with the Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy
Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to our wintertime ramble across the Hill with the best overlooks in Providence. This will be a great chance to take in the views before the leaves come out. Be sure to bring your camera. We will adjust our pace and our path based on trail conditions. If we are lucky, the Red-Tailed Hawks may be out building their nests.
Dress for the day’s weather – be sure to wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes. This walk is free, but we suggest a $5 per family donation to help support the work of the Conservancy. No advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on leash are welcome. Insect repellant is also recommended year round as a precaution against ticks which carry Lyme Disease. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and the website.
Walk Volunteers Needed! Our Conservancy programs are offered to the community thanks to our dedicated volunteers. Please consider volunteering to assist us. If you are interested, please contact Susan at 401 649-4366 or Susan@nhill.org Thank you!
Rich in history, the Great Hill of Neutaconkanut was the northwest boundary in the land agreement between Roger Williams, founder of our state, and the Narragansett Sachems.
The Hill is the highest point in Providence. (Elevation: 296 feet above sea level.) From the hilltop meadow and from several hiking trails are spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. In all seasons, the beauty of this 88-acre woodland is a classroom-in-nature. The forested woodlands, with several miles of hiking/walking trails*, provide a panorama of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. *The WPA originally created the recently restored paths in the 1930s.
Wildlife abounds on the Hill. No other expanse of natural woodland such as this exists in the City of Providence.
All aspects of this Hill…impact on Man in his pursuit for health, history, community, knowledge and beauty.