In every walk with nature one receives far more than (s)he seeks.

~ John Muir 

Basket Swamp

Basket Swamp, formerly known as Sandywoods, is a 96-acre forest purchased in July 2009 from Dr. Joseph Bossom and Mika Seeger. The land will be kept as forested open space that will allow a trail system for public access limited to passive recreation. The woods are highly scenic and visible to the public along 385 feet of frontage on Bulgarmarsh Road and an additional 2,500 feet of frontage along Cornell Road. It follows the stream corridor of Adamsville Brook, a principal tributary of the West Branch of the Westport River.

Funding partners: R.I. Department of Environmental Management, The Nature Conservancy of RI, the Bafflin Foundation.

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Pardon Gray Preserve

The 230 acre Pardon Gray Preserve was purchased and preserved as permanent open space by the Tiverton Land Trust in 2000. It is an active farm and forest preserve adjacent to Main Road in South Tiverton and contiguous with the 550 acre Weetamoo Woods Open Space. The property, originally part of the Pocasset Purchase signed in 1676, contains many colonial artifacts including the Gray Family Historical Cemetery, an old well house (restored as a visitors’ kiosk) and original stonewalls.

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