Get in the spirit of the season of fading light with a late afternoon walk through one of our town’s best kept secrets, Veterans Memorial Park. The Barrington Land Conservation Trust has worked for many years with the Town, the Bayside YMCA and many local partners and volunteers to improve the trails system at this large red maple swamp in the heart of Barrington. We’ll look and listen for Great Horned and Screech Owls which often perch along the vernal pools. If weather is clear, we’ll be treated to a rising full moon melting out amongst the bare tree trunks.

Bring a flashlight and wear outdoor clothes appropriate for the day’s weather and sturdy shoes. This is an easy level walk, but if there has been recent rain, sections of the trail may be soggy. Park in the Town/Bayside YMCA parking lot and we’ll meet at the stone pillars at the entrance to Veterans Memorial Park at the bend in West Street near the ball field.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to volunteer for the Town Trails Team, please contact Helen at or 401-480-8329.