Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge
Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter
My very first hike as a Rhode Islander was at the Audubon’s Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge. Every time I visit I am fondly reminded of my introduction to hiking in the Ocean State—and what a great introduction it was! The refuge’s 937 acres are loaded with wonderful scenery and pleasant hiking. There are bridges, a pond, a dam, a historic cemetery, a meadow, bird boxes, and more. The easy-to-follow paths and variety of trails and distances are great for kids of all ages.
Length: 1.3 miles; about 2.75 miles if you extend along the yellow and orange trails
Difficulty: easy for children
Dogs: to protect the fragile ecology of the refuge, please leave your dogs at home
You might want to bring: field guides