Rhode Island May 04, 2018
8 Easy And Beautiful Spring Hikes Everyone In Rhode Island Will Love
We’ve seen the last of the snow and now it’s time to get outside. Springtime is a great time to take a hike. You’ll have great weather, new greenery emerging, wildflowers, and the scent of clean fresh breezes. Here are eight easy hikes in Rhode Island that the whole family can enjoy. Let’s check them out:
1. Rome Point Trail, North Kingston
The John H. Chafee Nature Preserve is home to the 2.4-mile Rome Point loop trail. This flat trail combines the beauty of woodlands along with scenic views along the beach. You can find the nature preserve at Boston Neck Rd., North Kingstown, RI 02852.
2. Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge Trail, Exeter
A pond, small waterfall, and stream are some of the highlights of this 3.3-mile loop trail. The boardwalk sections allow you to traverse the wetter portions of the trail easily. The Fisher Brook Wildlife Refuge Trail is located on Pardon Joslin Rd., Exeter, RI 02822.
3. Goddard Park, East Greenwich
Kids and adults will enjoy hiking the 1.4-mile loop trail at Goddard Park. The trail combines the best of the woodlands and the beach all in one short journey. You can find Goddard Park at 1095 Ives Rd., East Greenwich, RI 02818.
4. Weetamoo Woods Trail, Tiverton
This well-marked trail traverses 5.7 miles with several shorter trail options. You'll love this peaceful journey through the woods with quite a few sights to see along the way. Hike these trails at East Rd., Tiverton, RI 02878.
5. Mellville Park Blue Trail, Portsmouth
Wildflowers and a gorgeous pond can be found on this spring hike. The blue trail is less than one mile, but you can combine other trails to extend your visit if you'd like. Explore this trail at Bradford Ave., Portsmouth, RI 02871.
6. Belleville Pond, North Kingston
This 4.6-mile loop around the pond takes about an hour to complete. The water views are quite pretty and the flat trails make this an easy walk. Ryan Park and the pond trail can be found at 210 Oak Hill Rd., North Kingstown, RI 02852.
7. Pawcatuck River Loop, Bradford
Half of this 2.8-mile loop trail wanders along the edge of the Pawcatuck River. Enjoy the views from the top of the boardwalk section as you can often see frogs and turtles splashing in the water below. The Pawcatuck River Loop at Grills Preserve is located at 198 Bowling Ln., Bradford, RI 02808.
8. Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge Trail, South Kingston
The Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge has a variety of easy trails to navigate. Coastal breezes, water views, and plenty of birds are some things you'll encounter on this hike. Find the trails at 1040 Matunuck School House Rd., South Kingstown, RI 02879.
Which trails on this list have you explored? Do you have any more easy hikes in Rhode Island that should be added to this list for others to enjoy?
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