"The marsh, to him who enters it in a receptive mood, holds, besides mosquitoes and stagnation, melody, the mystery of unknown waters, and the sweetness of Nature undisturbed by man."

~ Charles William Beebe (1877-1962),
Log of the Sun, 1906 

Pereira Property

TLT purchased 48 acres of forest from the Alfred and Mary Pereira Family in the summer of 2006. The acreage fronts to the west of Main Road, near its southern junction with Nanaquaket Road. It is part of the largest undisturbed forest in the East Bay Region known as the Pocasset Ridge. The ridgeline is visible from Main Road for its entire length. The Town currently owns 130+ acres within the Pocasset Ridge area and is contiguous to both Weetamoo Woods (550 acres) and Pardon Gray Preserve (230 acres).

Funding partners: RI Greenways Grant Award (an open space bond grant through R.I. Department of Environmental Management), The Nature Conservancy of RI, Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc.


Highland Woods

The TLT purchased 16 acres from the family of the late Virginia Clark, a longtime Tiverton resident. The property is adjacent to the Fort Barton Redoubt and Fort Barton Woods, affords additional open space to the area, and enhances Tiverton's historical legacy. The majority of the eastern part of the property is coastal oak-holly forest, which exists in only four states, and most of the property is within the Sin and Flesh Brook Rare Species Habitat Area.

Funding partners: R.I. Department of Environmental Management, Newport County Fund of the Rhode Island Foundation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Tiverton Open Space Commission.


Pocasset Ridge

The Nature Conservancy, Tiverton Land Trust and Tiverton Open Space Commission invites you to the newest addition to their protected forest, Pocasset Ridge. periera The property offers unfragmented forest, great hiking over rough and rocky ground, with some steep slopes.  When you visit, make sure you are well-equipped with appropriate attire and travel light as there are no services or conveniences in this forest tract. Birders are especially welcome! 

Directions: Pocasset Ridge Conservation Area is located at 2910 Main Road, Tiverton, RI. Look for the sign at the intersection of Main Road and Nannaquaket Road in Tiverton.


Durfee Property

Durfee - TLT purchased 63 forested acres, part of the Pocasset Ridge, from the Lorraine Durfee Estate in May 2011. The oak-hickory forest overlooks Nanaquaket Pond to the west; its granite ridge lines are clearly visible from Main Road.

Funding partners: R.I. Department of Environmental Management, The Nature Conservancy of RI, The J. Philip Anderegg Estate, BankNewport.