Great Swamp Management Area
277 Great Neck Road, South Kingstown
The 3,000+ acres of wetlands, woodlands, and meadows of the Great Swamp Management Area abut beautiful Worden Pond. Go in the early spring or fall to see the many species of migrating birds and to avoid the oppressive heat that can accompany the wide-open space. The trails at Great Swamp are quite wide and easy to walk; you’re pretty much following a tire marked dirt road the entire time. However, since the path is not marked, be sure to consult the map often.
Length: 4.0 miles; 6.2 miles if you extend to Worden Pond
Difficulty: challenging for kids (due to the length)
Dogs: are welcome, so long as they are leashed and you clean up after them
Accessible by Public Transportation: within 1.3 miles
Note: fluorescent orange requirements apply for all users during the hunting season (learn more)
Click here for an extensive list of guidelines for hiking with kids.
Click here to visit the Division of Environmental Management (DEM) website.