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Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10am
OR Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 11am (notice time is different)
Boston Neck Road (Route 1A), North Kingstown


Known to many simply as Rome Point, the Chafee Nature Preserve is one of the few natural spaces in RI that may be more popular in the colder months than any other season. Harbor seals migrate into this area in October and stay through the winter and spring.

This is our March hike AND Family Nature Play Date, so we’ll be doing it twice. This hike is 2.5 miles long and may be challenging to young children – but the potential to see Harbor Seals will definitely motivate them!

Please give yourself plenty of time to find parking and ready yourself for our hike. Usually I am not so strict about the time we start. However, the best time to view the seals is during low tide so we’ll want to start hiking and get to Rome Point as quickly as possible.

This hike can easily take 2-3 hours. Plan to stay awhile as Rome Point, where we’ll watch the seals, is a great place to explore and play.

Please dress appropriately! it can be quite windy at Rome Point, so bring layers and a hat and gloves.

Bring plenty of snacks and water, as well as a picnic lunch!

If you have binoculars or a spotting scope, be sure to bring them along.

Click here for more information about the John H. Chafee Nature Preserve, including directions.

Click here for a list of guidelines for hiking with kids.

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