Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Rhode Island
Bikes: Lemond, Cannondale
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In the "beating a dead horse"/"who cares" department, there was a recent article in the local paper about a new fence at the spot where Mumford Cove ends at the RR tracks. (There is a paywall at this newspaper but it allows a few free visists I believe)(the comments are the best part)
The Day - In Mumford Cove, bad fences make bad neighbors - News from southeastern Connecticut
I walked out there the other day to check out the new fence and it is an about 150 foot long by six foot high baby iron fence with spiked pickets. there are numerous signs alerting the potential sojourner that this is private property.
I am always concerned-based upon countless examples-that this fence would illegally obstruct my hikes from adjoining Bluff Point to Haley Farm State parks, but this was not the case and there are no obstructions blocking one that way.
The old trolley right of way veers east at a 90º angle at the fence and this is-I believe-phase 3 of the trail. This path is blocked by a simple road gate with the same signage as the iron wrought fence proclaiming that this is private Mumford Cove property and "No Trespassing"
So, this way of using Mumford cove as a way of circumventing the nasty climb up Rte 1 on route seems to be forbidden and and the rider would have extreme difficulty climbing a fence topped with spear tips.
Mumford Cove is officially a gated community. (There is gate with keypad lock)
PS I took a bunch of pictures but can't post them on this site,