Aside from Putnam Pike, the other important east-west road in Glocester is Snake Hill Road. It was laid out as South Killingly Road in 1733 across Glocester into Connecticut, apparently following the route of an old Indian trail, but in the early twentieth century was severed by a tributary reservoir of the Scituate Reservoir (see Scituate introduction). Unlike the pike, Snake Hill Road has remained a well-traveled local thoroughfare as far west as Anan Wade Road, because of the suburbanization of its wooded sites. Increasing traffic threatens its narrow, winding, undulating quality, overhung with trees, bounded in many stretches by stone walls and by occasional farms, which conjure up the colonial condition of the road.
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