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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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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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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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Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge 1040 Matunuck Schoolhouse Rd, S. Kingstown   At Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge, you’ll see shrublands, woodlands, beaches, and ponds, including RI’s only undeveloped salt pond. You’re also likely to see one of hundreds of…

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Upper Roaring Brook

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…

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Wilcox Park

Wilcox Park 44 Broad Street, Westerly   Owned and maintained by the Memorial & Library Association of Westerly, this 14-acre park has an arboretum-quality collection of tree species, monuments, perennial gardens, paved paths, and more - all nestled in the heart…

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Gilbert Stuart Birthplace & Museum

Gilbert Stuart Birthplace & Museum 815 Gilbert Stuart Road, Saunderstown   You may know of the museum, waterwheels, and mills, but tucked into the back of the 23-acre property is a lovely nature trail. Along the well-marked and maintained trail,…

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Crawley Preserve

Crawley Preserve Glen Rock Road, Richmond   A joint effort of the Richmond Rural Land Conservation Trust and the South Kingstown Land Trust, with funding from the Town of South Kingstown, The Nature Conservancy, private donors and charities, Crawley Preserve…

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Breakheart Pond

Breakheart Pond off Frosty Hollow Road, Exeter   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…

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Browning Mill Pond

Browning Mill Pond 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…

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