This Month’s Hike

John H. Chafee Nature Preserve

Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 1:00pm

OR Wednesday, April 15 at 10:00am

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 hike is 2.5 miles and is moderately challenging for children. Hopefully we’ll catch a glimpse of some seals! Many thanks to the folks at RomePointSeals.org for helping us plan our hike and Hunt’s Photo & Video for extending a discount to us for our new seal watching equipment.

We will meet in the parking lot and start our hike at 1:00pm sharp. Please give yourself plenty of time to find a parking spot 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.

There may still be snow on the trails, so please dress appropriately! Be sure to bring snacks and water as well as binoculars or a spotting scope if you have them. Click here for a list of guidelines for hiking with kids.

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

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