Walking Rhode Island: A Guide to Hiking in the Ocean State @ Central
Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 6:30-7:30 PM
Exploring Rhode Island through easy and moderately difficult walks is a great way to exercise, get some fresh air, observe wildlife, learn some history, and discover places that you may have never known about.
Presenter John Kostrzewa has been hiking for decades across the state and will share how and why he started, where he has hiked, and what he has learned on the trail. He’ll also offer recommendations about where to go this summer and fall and point out what you need to bring with you.
Along the way, he’ll explain what makes Rhode Island’s trails unique and outline some of the challenges that Rhode Islanders face with regard to maintaining the state’s public places.
John Kostrzewa worked for 45 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 the next three years as an adjunct professor at Bryant University, where he taught a Writing Workshop course to first year students.
In 2020, John began writing freelance stories for the Journal about business and economics during the pandemic. In January, he launched “Walking Rhode Island,” a weekly column online and in the Sunday newspaper about hiking in the state.
A College of the Holy Cross graduate, Kostrzewa also worked at the Worcester (Mass.) Post, Lawrence (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune and Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal.
He and his wife, Carol, live in Cranston.