Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge
12 Sanderson Road (Route 5), Smithfield
At the Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, you’ll find many different features along the well-managed trails, including a pond, streams, rock walls, and beautiful woodlands. Many species such as white-tailed deer, coyote, grey fox, and wild turkey make their home here, so keep a lookout for evidence of these animals. This property is also home to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island (ASRI) headquarters, where you’ll find the restrooms. Just call ahead of time to check if it is open.
Length: 0.9 mile; about 2 miles if you extend on the blue trail
Difficulty: easy for kids
Dogs: to protect the fragile ecology of the refuge, please leave your dogs at home
Accessible by Public Transportation: within 0.1 mile