August Nature Swap Hike with RI Families In Nature at Champlin Glacier Park

Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 3:00pm
Tom Harvey Rd and Newbury Dr, Westerly

This forested preserve has unique geological features and topography due to the glaciers in the area long ago. We will be hiking about 2 miles total, and taking a snack break at about the halfway point at the scenic “Charlie’s Overlook.”

Meet Jeanine Silversmith and Westerly Land Trust Executive Director, Kelly Presley, at the corner of Newbury Drive, just south of Tom Harvey Road next to the informational kiosk with a trail map. There are parking spaces outside the gate to Winnapaug Cottages and along the road.

And you can earn 5,000 points through the Zoo’s Nature Swap. Participants in the program bring in natural “found” items to collect points for swapping with items in their collection.

To earn 5,000 Nature Swap Quest Points you must:

  • Attend the hike with RI Families in Nature on Sunday, August 21st at 3:00pm.
  • Bring some sort of photographic/journal book evidence that you attended the hike to the Nature Swap in the RWPZoo’s Big Backyard children’s space. Nature Swap hours are 10:00am–2:00pm daily.

Click here for more information about Champlin Glacier Park, including directions.

Click here for a list of guidelines for hiking with kids.