Thursday Hike: Wahaneeta/ Wood Hill, Westerly



This walk goes through Wahaneeta Preserve, Woody Hill Management Area, and Westerly Municipal Land Trust properties.  The hike is about 5 miles long, and will go past foundations from the 1800s, remains of an old quarry, the Woody Hill Marsh, ridges, and ravines.  Moderate to difficult terrain.  There are several flat sections on dirt roads, but note there are also a number of short but steeper hill climbs. Meet and park at Wahaneeta Preserve, 118 Moorhouse Road, Westerly.  The gate will be open; drive through the gate, turn left, and park in the field at Wahaneeta.

To sign up, contact hike leader: Jeff Walker, 401-447-1879 and email:

Thursday hikes are FREE. Be sure to wear hiking boots or good walking shoes. If the weather is icy you should bring stabilizers or something for traction. If a lot of snow bring snowshoes. Hikes leave promptly.


  • Ending times are estimated as it difficult to ascertain when it will finish due to number of people, how fast/slow the hikers walk, etc.
  • Please sign up with leader so that person will know how many are coming. If no one signs up the leader may not show up.
  • Inclement weather cancels and if in doubt, contact leader.
  • If you wish to bring a dog please contact the leader as some properties do not allow them. However, if a dog is present, they must be leashed at all times.

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