Tillinghast Pond Management Area
Plain Road, West Greenwich
At nearly 2,000 acres, the Tillinghast Pond Management Area is The Nature Conservancy’s largest land holding in the state. Along with Arcadia and Wickaboxet Management Areas, and the University of Rhode Island’s W. Alton Jones campus, Tillinghast helps connect 40,000 acres of protected forest spanning the Rhode Island–Connecticut border. There are magnificent oak and pine woodlands, gorgeous views of Tillinghast Pond, and excellent opportunities for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. There are also many interconnecting trails, making Tillinghast Pond a property you can revisit again and again.
Length: 2.4 miles; 3.8 miles if you include the orange loop; 4.0 miles if you include the yellow loop
Difficulty: challenging for kids
Dogs: are welcome, so long as they are leashed and you clean up after them
Note: fluorescent orange requirements apply for all users during the hunting season (learn more)