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Alewife Brook Preserve

South Kingstown, South Kingstown Land Trust

1.0 miles of trail


Very Easy

Trails that are smooth and relatively level with no steps, no roots, stones or uneven ground. These may be paved, crushed stone, continuous boardwalk and similar surfaces. These trails have a route that is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy loop or network of trails.


Relatively flat and smooth trails with a route that is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy loop or network of trails.


May have a few hills or steep sections and multiple surface types including rocks and roots. Trails are generally well-marked but following them requires a trail map.


Strenuous trails, trail systems that mostly involve multi-mile loops and trails that are narrow and may have obstacles such as stream crossings or rocky areas, some trails are less well marked.

Click on the "Trail Map (PDF)" button to download a PDF of the trail map that you can print and take with you on the trail.

Avenza maps are special, free maps that you can use in the Avenza app on your smart phone. These maps let you see your location on the map as you walk. Download the Avenza App for free in the Apple App Store or on Google Play

Click on the Avenza Trail Map button to "purchase" the free map for this trail from the Avenza map store. If this is your first time, Avenza will ask you to set up an account to check out. However, all Avenza trail maps listed on ExploreRI are free.

In Rhode Island the primary hunting seasons typically run from the second Saturday in September to the last day of February and from the third Saturday in April to the last day in May, however this can vary from year to year and depends on what game is being hunted. During hunting season you should wear at least 200 square inches (a hat OR a vest) of blaze orange. During shotgun deer season, which is typically in December, you should wear at least 500 square inches of blaze orange (a hat AND a vest). For more information see the RI DEM website.

What’s There:

The 1.0 mile Alewife Brook Trail traverses a fine example of typical southern Rhode Island forest. Approximately 79 percent of this property hosts an upland forest canopy of scarlet, black, and white oak, red maple, white and pitch pine, hickory, beech and gray birch. The remaining 21 percent to the south along Alewife Brook is gently sloping wetlands with dense thickets of mountain laurel, rhododendron, sweet pepperbush, red maple, and alder. Both upland and wetland habitats can be observed from the trails here. This 43 acre property was acquired in July 2019 from the Rhode Island Boy Scouts with open space bond funds from RIDEM, the Town of South Kingstown, and with grants from the Bafflin Foundation, the Nature Conservancy, and the Champlin Foundation.

Note that contrary to the usual conventions, north is down on the trail map for Alewife Brook.

South Kingstown Land Trust's web page for the this and other properties they protect

Dogs: Dogs must be on leash. Waste pick up required.

Creature Challenge

This is a Creature Challenge site. The creature is on the Blue Trail.
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Getting There:

Alewife Brook Preserve Trailhead

Google Maps is the mapping system used on the new ExploreRI maps and shows the trailhead located on a terrain view, a street map or an aerial photograph. Clicking on this link will take you to the full Google Maps website, which is not part of
Acme Maps shows the trailhead located on a topographic map. The Acme Maps website is not part of

Driving Landmarks: From the junction of Ministerial Road (Route 110) and Wordens Pond Road go west on Wordens Pond Road for 1/4 mile and look for the parking area on the left.

Parking: Yes: Parking lot, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No

Coordinates: 41° 25.712' N    71° 33.818' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps


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This site report was last updated on September 21, 2023

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