It can be hard to believe that beautiful surprises can still linger in Rhode Island. Its tiny size and dense population have really ensured that few attractions are left unknown. Yet somehow amazing natural sites remain that are just so worth visiting. Here are 10 places so enchanting that you’ll want to seek them out immediately.
1. Galilee Bird Sanctuary, Narragansett
This bird sanctuary in Narragansett is situated on a breathtaking salt marsh. Not only does the land offer gorgeous views, but the diversity in the resident bird population is impressive.
2. Block Island National Wildlife Refuge
This wildlife refuge located on 134 acres of land on Block Island offers a rare escape into nature. Find peace and quiet, and gorgeous views of the Atlantic and fantastic wildlife.
3. Wolf Hill Forest Preserve, Smithfield
Wolf Hill Forest Preserve offers some of the most exciting hiking in the state. The trails go through rolling hills surrounded by dense forest.
4. Trustom Pond, South Kingstown
Trustom Pond is one of 9 coastal lagoons in southern Rhode Island, but arguably the most breathtaking. Strolling along the lagoon's edge offers a lovely experience.
5. Sprague Farm Town Forest, Chepachet
Historic remnants of old foundations, lovely trails, and a beautiful working farm all decorate the landscape at Sprague Farm Town Forest. You can find this wonderful place in the northern part of the state in Chepachet.
6. Snake Den State Park, Johnston
It's no wonder Snake Den State Park is lesser known when considering how easy it is to miss in Johnston. The search is definitely worth it. The trails are fantastic to enjoy the fall foliage and wonderful for all seasons.
7. Norman Bird Sanctuary, Middletown
This beautiful sanctuary in Middletown offers scenic views that are out of this world across 325 acres of land. Find it on Third Beach Road.
8. Botanical Center at Roger Williams Zoo, Providence
The indoor botanical center at Roger Williams is a perfect place to spend an afternoon. It's especially perfect to break up the winter and enjoy the beautiful flowers.
9. Arcadia Managment Area, Hopkinton
Though this massive state park spans four towns in Rhode Island, it is often overlooked. Enjoy many different hiking trails, beautiful ponds, streams, and so much more. The park is located in Exeter, Hopkinton, Richmond, and West Greenwich.
10. Buck Hill Managment Area, Pascoag
Find beautiful Buck Hill Management Area on the Connecticut border in Pascoag. Diverse upland and wetland habitats and memorable trails make this a wonderful place to visit.
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