Touisset Marsh Wildlife Refuge, Warren
Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Description & Overview:
Easily accessible spot to visit with 66-acres of hardwood forests, fields full of flowers and butterflies, and picturesque salt marsh overlooks. Touisset Marsh is a fine example of salt marsh and bordering upland field and wooded habitat. A trail from the Touisset Fire Station on Touisset Road leads through fields to the Kickemuit River.
Hours: Dawn to dusk, year round
Miles of Trails: 1.5 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: Directions: Take I-195 east to Route 136 in North Swansea. Take Route 136 South to Route 103 (Child Street) in Warren. Go left (east) on Route 103 to Long Road. Go right on Long Lane and follow to end at Barton Avenue. Go left on Barton then take first right onto Touisset Road. Follow it south to the second sharp left corner, at the fire station. Turn right into parking lot area next to the fire station and park at the westernmost edge of the parking lot.
Parking: Yes: Parking lot, no overnight parking
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No
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This site report was last updated on April 19, 2013