Dundery Brook Trail
Meetinghouse Lane, Little Compton
There are deer, turkey, dozens and dozens of bird species as well as rare plants that make their home in and around Dundery Brook, and you’ll likely see some of them on your hike. Starting behind the tennis courts, the 0.6mile long boardwalk meanders through a forested wetland. The trail is easy and fully accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. At the end of the boardwalk is Bumble Bee Pond. Resist the urge to turn around and walk right back to your car. Linger a bit on the bench and see how many bird species you can find. Or, even better, hike along the Grass Trail that will take you another half mile along the pond, past beautiful old fields and meadows.
Length: 1.2 miles; 2.2 miles if you extend your hike along the Grass Trail
Difficulty: easy for kids
Dogs: to ensure the safety of all visitors, please leave your dogs at home
You might want to bring: bird guide and binoculars
Note: There is a playground just behind the elementary school perfect for picnicking and playing.
Get directions or follow ours: From West Main Road (Route 77), go east on Meetinghouse Lane toward the center of town. Travel 0.5 mile and then turn left into the parking area for the town’s recreational fields and tennis courts. If you reach Wordell Lane at the sharp left curve, you’ve gone too far. The trail starts on the far edge of the tennis courts.