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Watson Farm

Watson Farm 455 North Road, Jamestown 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…

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Frenchtown Park & Frye Nature Preserve

Frenchtown Park & Frye Nature Preserve 1127 Frenchtown Rd, East Greenwich   This quiet little gem doesn't get a lot of attention, but it is quite beautiful and easy to get to. Not too far from Main Street, and abutting…

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John H. Chafee Nature Preserve

John H. Chafee Nature Preserve Boston Neck Road (Route 1A), North Kingstown   Known to many as Rome Point, the Chafee Nature Preserve is one of the few natural spaces in RI that may be more popular in winter than…

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Neutaconkanut Hill

Neutaconkanut Hill 675 Plainfield St, Providence   Tucked into the western corner of Providence are 88 acres full of beautiful woodlands, meadows, valleys, geological outcroppings, stone walls, brooks, and many animals and birds. The "Great Hill of Neutaconkanut", the highest…

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Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge (northern section)

Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge (northern section) 50 Bend Road, Charlestown   From the Kettle Pond Visitor Center, the trails in the northern section of the Ninigret NWR are flat and easy to navigate through beautiful pine and oak trees, blueberry…

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Norman Bird Sanctuary

Norman Bird Sanctuary 583 Third Beach Rd, Middletown   The NBS's 325 acres and over 7 miles of hiking trails are well worth the few dollars they charge for trail use. The Welcome Center, Museum, and grounds are open 9am-5pm…

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Roger Williams Park

Roger Williams Park located off Elmwood Ave, Providence   Sure, you probably know and go to our fabulous zoo, but what about the park itself? The 435 acres of Roger Williams Park offer a lot of wonderful opportunities to view…

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Ryan Park

Ryan Park Oakhill Rd, North Kingstown   Ryan Park, once an abandoned dump, may be one of Rhode Island's best kept secrets. The 350-acre park includes athletic fields, boat-ramp access to Belleville Pond (no motors allowed), a playground, picnic tables, and…

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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge 769 Sachuest Point Rd, Middletown   Because Sachuest Point NWR sits on a small peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Sakonnet River, and Sachuest Bay, it's an ideal spot for cooling off in the summer.…

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Tillinghast Pond Management Area

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 RI. Along with Arcadia and Wickaboxet Mgmt Areas, and URI's Alton Jones campus, Tillinghast…

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