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Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge
Seapowet Ave, Tiverton

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge is a 50-acre preserve featuring easy and well-marked trails, beautiful views of the Sakonnet River, salt marshes, woods, a pond, and many birds, including egrets, great blue herons, and ospreys. There is also an observation blind that kids will enjoy hiding behind—if only for a short while! Though the views are spectacular any time of year, I highly suggest visiting in the cooler months; I’m not exaggerating when I say you will be eaten up by mosquitoes during the summer, and poison ivy is abundant then as well.

Length: 1.5 miles
Difficulty: easy for children
Dogs: to protect the fragile ecology of the refuge, please leave your dogs at home

Click here for an extensive list of guidelines for hiking with kids.
Click here to visit the Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge website.

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