McIntosh Wildlife Refuge
1401 Hope Street (Route 114), Bristol
The stroller- and wheelchair-friendly boardwalk at the McIntosh Wildlife Refuge is short but affords many beautiful sights and experiences in both woods and wetlands. The refuge is also home to the Audubon Society’s Nature Center and Aquarium, a state-of-the-art natural history museum with interactive exhibits featuring local habitats and fun nature activities. The fact that you’ll likely spend just as much time in the center as out on the trails coupled with the short, mostly unshaded trail, make this a perfect winter hike. Admission fees apply for the center, but the hike is free!
Length: 1.0 mile
Difficulty: very easy for children
Dogs: to protect the fragile ecology of the refuge, please leave your dogs at home
Stroller- and Wheelchair-accessible: yes!
Accessible by Public Transportation: within 0.1 mile
Click here for an extensive list of guidelines for hiking with kids.
Click here to visit the McIntosh Wildlife Refuge website.