2018-08-30 / About Town

Walking tour of Watson farm planned for Sept. 9

The manager of a 265-acre Colonial farm along the West Passage will lead a walking tour at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at Watson Farm, 455 North Road.

Don Minto has operated the seaside property, with its herds of sheep and red Devon cattle, since 1980. During the three-hour tour, he will explain the farm’s influential evolution since it was purchased in 1789. Minto will tell stories about the land, the people and the natural resources of Narragansett Bay, which have all contributed to preserving the historic landscapes and local food production.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own water. Pets are prohibited. Admission is $10 by calling 423-0005. Historic New England members receive a $5 discount. Registration also is available through that organization’s website.

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