Upper Roaring Brook
Tefft Hill Trail and Arcadia Road, Hopkinton
With over 14,000 acres, the Arcadia Management Area is Rhode Island’s largest recreational area, and offers many opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, boating, fishing, and horseback riding.
The Upper Roaring Brook Trail has a wooden walkway great for both strollers and wheelchairs along a pond and through wetlands.
Length: 0.5 mile, with opportunity to extend along wooded yellow and blue trails
Difficulty: very easy for kids
Map: UpperRoaringBrookTrailMap2; to access other Arcadia maps and other DEM areas click here
Dogs: are welcome, so long as they are leashed and you clean up after them
You might want to bring: binoculars for the view across the pond
Note: fluorescent orange requirements apply for all users during the hunting season (learn more)
Get directions or follow ours: From Route 3 South, make a right onto Route 165. There is a small brown sign for Arcadia before the turn, and a pizza place on the corner. Travel for 1.4 miles and make a left onto Arcadia Road. After another 1.4 miles, just past a sign for a Pavilion on the right, make a left turn immediately before the Browning Mill Pond Recreation Area sign. Travel 0.4 miles down this dirt road, passing a trailhead for Lower Roaring Brook on the left, curving to your left, and ending at a parking lot for Upper Roaring Brook.