Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge, Coventry
Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Description & Overview:
The Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge contains over 295 acres of diverse and high quality wildlife habitat consisting of upland forests, wetlands, streams, ponds and open meadow. The 11-acre Carr's Pond, situated entirely within the bounds of the property, is the centerpiece of the preserve. It is home to river otters as well as many types of freshwater fish and aquatic invertebrates.
The land is comprised of a relatively mature and undisturbed closed-canopy forest and forested wetlands as well as developed understory - creating ideal conditions for migratory and forest interior birds. A 10-acre field near the head of the trail also provides excellent meadow wildlife habitat.
Hours: Dawn to dusk, year round
Miles of Trails: 2.3 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 I-95 north or south take exit 5B (West Greenwich) onto Route 102 north. Go about 5.5 miles on 102 north and look for the entrance to the refuge on the right.
Parking: Yes: Parking lot, no overnight parking
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No
The Woods at Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge
Photography by: Scott Ruhren
Date of Photograph: May 20, 2010
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This site report was last updated on April 18, 2013