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Walking Rhode Island: Hiking in the Ocean State

September 26, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rochambeau Library – Community Room

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Join John Kostrzewa, who writes the “Walking Rhode Island” column for The Providence Journal and has been hiking across the state for decades, for this presentation on hiking in the Ocean State.

John’s talk and slide show will include how he started, where he has hiked and what he has learned. He’ll share his observations about the history, geological features, vegetation and wildlife he has found along the trails.

During his talk, he’ll also explain what makes Rhode Island’s trails unique and outline some of the challenges Rhode Islanders face to maintain the state’s public preserves.

Kostrzewa worked for 42 years in the newspaper industry, including the last 29 at The Providence Journal as a business reporter, columnist, business editor, and assistant managing editor. He retired from the Journal in 2017 and spent three years as an adjunct professor at Bryant University.

Since launching “Walking Rhode Island” in 2021, he has written more than 100 columns. He is compiling 40 of the hikes into a book, with pictures, GPS coordinates and trail maps, that is set for release in September, 2023.

Registration required: rocadults@clpvd.org



September 26, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Rochambeau Library – Community Room
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Providence, RI 02906 United States
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