Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge
1040 Matunuck Schoolhouse Rd, S. Kingstown
At Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge, you’ll see shrublands, woodlands, beaches, and ponds, including RI’s only undeveloped salt pond. You’re also likely to see one of hundreds of bird, mammal, reptile and amphibian species.
The hike to Osprey Point is longer than the one to Otter Point, but well worth it for a fabulous view from a large observation platform. Whichever hike you choose, you’ll love the peaceful surroundings and view of Trustom Pond.
Length: 1.6 miles to Osprey Point and back; about 1 mile to Otter Point and back
Difficulty: moderate for kids
Dogs: to protect the fragile ecology of the refuge, please leave your dogs at home
You might want to bring: binoculars
Get directions or follow ours: Take Moonstone Beach Road south off of Route 1 in South Kingstown. Travel 1.1 miles and then turn right onto Matunuck Schoolhouse Road. Trustom Pond NWR is 0.3 miles down on your left.