Carolina and Burlingame – Hiking Trails, Footpaths & Roads
Published in 2004
Map dimensions: 14″ (35.6 cm) x 21.75″ (55.2 cm) – w x h – folds to 3.5″ (8.9 cm) x 5.5″ (14 cm)
Printed on two sides on high quality, waterproof, tear resistant Hop-Syn® Synthetic paper
This fine map covers two different state management areas in southern Rhode Island, located a few miles apart. One side has a map of Burlingame State Park and Management Area while the other has a map of Carolina Management Area. Burlingame State Park and Management Area is located in Charlestown, centered around a beautiful natural lake called Watchaug Pond. The state park is just a mile from the Atlantic Ocean and is home to a large campground and beaches on the pond. With over 3100 acres, the combined park and management area has miles of trails, including the Vin Gormley Trail, which circles the pond, and the North South Trail, among others. Carolina Management Area, over 2300 acres in area, has a completely different character. The great Laurentide Ice Sheet, which dominated southern Rhode Island for thousands of years until it melted about 15,000-20,000 years ago, left behind a landscape with all the hard edges seemingly worn off. The glacier also dumped an incredible amount of sand and gravel in the southern part of Carolina Management Area, leaving behind a large flat plain that probably once held a glacial lake, and is now one of the largest farm fields in Rhode Island,. Across this plain passes the North South Trail, which then heads into the woods and through the forested northern half of this pleasant natural area.
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