Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge (southern section)
Park Lane, Charlestown
By far, my favorite hike in the southern section of the Ninigret Wildlife Refuge is the Grassy Point Trail. Kids will be fascinated that this was the Charlestown Naval Auxiliary Landing Field or “Charlietown” during World War II, but you can also enjoy a lovely hike to scenic Grassy Point. Kayaking, canoeing, and fishing are all permitted on Ninigret Pond, the largest coastal salt pond in the state. This section of Ninigret also includes a playground and, tucked behind it, a small pond with a lifeguard during the summer months!
Length: 1.3 miles; 4.2 miles if you extend along the Lavallee Cross Refuge, Foster Cove Loop, adn Charlietown Runway trails
Difficulty: easy for children
Dogs: to protect the fragile ecology of the refuge, please leave your dogs at home
Stroller- and Wheelchair-accessible: yes!
Note: fluorescent orange requirements apply for all users during the hunting season (learn more)