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Watson Farm
455 North Road, Jamestown

Courtesy of Historic New England

Watson Farm, a 265-acre property that has been a working family farm since the 1790s, is a scenic tribute to Rhode Island’s agrarian history. Owned and operated by a regional museum called Historic New England, it is a wonderful place to see a working farm, be out in nature, and explore the shores of Narragansett Bay. Visitors can explore the farmland on their own Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 1-5pm from June 1 – October 15. There is a small fee, though children 5 and under are free.

Length: about 2 miles
Difficulty: easy for children
Map: printed map available onsite at check in
Dogs: to protect the fragile ecology of the refuge, please leave your dogs at home
You might want to bring: long pants, long socks, and bug spray
Please note: the farm is only open Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 1-5pm from June 1 – October 15; admissions fees apply

Click here for an extensive list of guidelines for hiking with kids.
Click here to visit the Watson Farm website.

Get directions or follow ours: Take Route 138 east across Jamestown Bridge. Take Helm St. exit. Turn right onto North Road. The farm is .3 mile on the right. From Newport Bridge, take the first exit. Follow signs to Jamestown. Turn right on Narragansett Avenue. Turn right at light on North Road. The farm is 1.6 miles on the left.

This Post Has 2 Comments

    1. I do not believe the entire stretch is suitable for a manual wheelchair. There are other trails that are – Cliff Walk, Dundery Brook, Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge (both the northern and southern sections), Roger Williams Park, Sachuest Point, Upper Roaring Brook and Wilcox Park.

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