Browning Mill Pond
Tefft Hill Trail and Arcadia Road, Hopkinton
With over 14,000 acres, the Arcadia Management Area is Rhode Island’s largest recreational area, and offers many opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, boating, fishing, and horseback riding.
With a large picnic area, old stone walls and pavilion, dam, and rectangular ponds that were once part of a fish hatchery, and a lovely pond, it’s easy to see why Browning Mill Pond is one of the more popular spots in Arcadia.
Length: 1.5 miles, with opportunity to extend
Difficulty: easy for kids
Map: BrowningMillPondTrailMap; to access other Arcadia maps and other DEM areas click here
Dogs: are welcome, so long as they are leashed and you clean up after them
You might want to bring: binoculars for the view across the pond
Note: fluorescent orange requirements apply for all users during the hunting season (learn more)
Click here for an extensive list of guidelines for hiking with kids.
Click here to visit the Arcadia Management Area website.
Get directions or follow ours: From Route 3 South, make a right onto Route 165. There is a small brown sign for Arcadia before the turn, and a pizza place on the corner. Travel for 1.4 miles and make a left onto Arcadia Road. The parking area will be on your right, about 1.4 miles down, at the Browning Mill Pond Recreation Area sign.