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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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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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Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge

Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge 2082 Victory Highway, Coventry   Maxwell Mays, a folk artist best known for his paintings of historic Rhode Island, was also an environmental conservationist and philanthropist. He donated 295 acres of land to Audubon as part…

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Warwick City Park

Warwick City Park Asylum Road, Warwick   With its paved path, ballfields, and intersections with the road, you might not think this is properly characterized as a hike. But given the number of features, it's definitely worth checking out. The…

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West Warwick Riverwalk

West Warwick Riverwalk Factory Street, Warwick   The northern section of the West Warwick Riverwalk is short, flat, and quite pleasant. Although the floods of 2010 damaged parts of the stroller-friendly path, you can still follow it for 0.5 miles along the…

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George B. Parker Woodland

George B. Parker Woodland 1670 Maple Valley Rd, Coventry   Parker Woodland is an 860-acre refuge extending into Foster, with majestic old forests, meadows and brooks, and mysterious piles of delicately balanced stones called cairns. Start on the easy orange trail…

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