Lathrop Wildlife Refuge, Westerly
Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Description & Overview:
This 86-acre property situated along the northern shore of Winnapaug Pond consists of coastal shrub land, freshwater wetlands, and salt marsh. A short gentle trail leads to Winnapaug Pond, a popular bird watching destination.
Hours: Dawn to dusk, year round
Miles of Trails: 0.5 miles
Miles of ADA Accessible Trails: None
Trail Width: Typical one person footpath
Trail Rating: Moderate Explanation
Trail Rating Key
Easy: Trails are relatively smooth and the route is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy network of trails in an urban or suburban setting where help is always readily at hand. A map may be useful but is not necessary.
Moderate: Somewhat more strenuous trails or harder to follow trails. Trails are well-marked but following them requires a trail map and a trail map is readily available either at the site or online.
Difficult: Strenuous trails, trail systems that mostly involve multi-mile loops and trail systems where there is no available trail map or the trails are not marked.
Are Dogs Allowed? No
Is Horseback Riding Permitted? No
Are Bicycles (non-motorized) Permitted? No
Is Hunting Permitted? No
Public Transportation & Bike Paths:
For driving directions see the trailheads information below.
Public Transit: No
Bike Path Access: No
Driving Landmarks: From Route 1 South in Westerly, take a left onto Route 1A (or from Route 1 North, take a right onto Route 1A). Follow Route 1A approximately 3.5 miles to just past the John Champlin Glacier Park sign on right. Look for a sign for Lathrop Refuge off the left shoulder of road. Please park in the pull-off across from the entrance (shoulder of 1A south).
Parking: Yes: On street, no overnight parking
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No
The Shoreline of Winnapaug Pond in the Lathrop Wildlife Refuge
Photography by: Scott Ruhren
Date of Photograph: May 28, 2008
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