If you are looking for one of the best Nature walks in Rhode Island you need to go to South Kingstown’s Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge. Its is almost 3 miles of beautiful trails. The entire refuge is 787 acres including 4 well traveled and maintained trails:
Nature Walks in Rhode Island…Trustom Pond
Otter Point Trail
Osprey point trail-0.8 miles one way
Red Maple Swamp Trail- 0.6 miles one way
Farm Field Loop-0.5 miles
One small unnamed trail meanders through the woods and over a small brook where rocks are covered in moss. The smell of ocean air, the cry of ospreys with large fish in their talons, and the magic of the woods, are sure to meet your nature walks in Rhode Island expectations.
In order to keep the Refuge a “refuge” visitors are asked to follow a few simple rules:
No horses, dogs, or other pets are permitted
Stay on designated trails
Kite flying and bicycles are not permitted
There are no picnic areas or campsites… fires are not permitted
Take your trash home with you
This nature walk is certainly a place to see and hear the beat of wildlife and wings. On the chalk board by the visitor’s station, all nature freaks are encouraged to write what creatures they have seen and where. Such a friendly place to be where everyone says hello as they pass and there is plenty of room to feel alone yet part of a community of nature lovers.
All trails lead to the water at Trustom, and the pond itself is breathtaking and teaming with waterfowl and shore birds.
Owls are spotted regularly and there is nothing more quieting than the silence of their flight. This is truly a place to become one with nature. The sights and sounds of both woods and ocean coming together is breathtaking. This is one of the Nature Walks in Rhode Island that you will find treasures, if you look closely you will find the simple and sweet old windmill.
Nature Walks in Rhode Island…a perfect way to spend your day!