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Fry Pond Preserve

West Greenwich, West Greenwich Land Trust

2.1 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.

Hunting is not allowed here but it is permitted on nearby land. Wear blaze orange during hunting season. More information

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.

Trail at Fry Pond PreserveLate Spring at Fry PondEarly Spring at Fry PondA Rock Wall at the Preserve, After a Snowstorm

What’s There:

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The Fry Pond Preserve is owned and managed by the West Greenwich Land Trust. The trail into the preserve starts immediately behind the West Greenwich Town Hall and winds down a hill to a loop trail that offers excellent views of the Fry Pond wetland. A second trail branches off from the access trail and winds through the upland of this rugged and rocky property before connecting to the loop trail.

West Greenwich Land Trust website

Dogs: Yes. Dogs must be on leashes and owners must pick up waste.

Creature Challenge

This is a Creature Challenge site. The creature is on the Fry Pond Loop Trail.
Learn more about the Creature Challenge.

Getting There:


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: The trailhead is immediately behind the West Greenwich Town Hall/Police Station, which is at 280 Victory Highway (route 102). The trail starts from the area of the basketball court by the trailhead kiosk.

Parking: Yes: Parking lot, 25 spaces, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No

Coordinates: 41° 38.417' N    71° 41.254' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps


Fry Pond May 2022

Submitted by: Pat; May 9, 2022; 11:42 am

Hiked the hillside and loop on Sunday May 8, 2022. It was a moderately strenuous hike on the hillside with narrow, rocky, leaf covered trails. I recommend hiking boots for this one. Tons of low bush blueberries and some areas with mountain laurel. Once the underbrush leafs out, some of the trail may be quite overgrown and difficult to follow. Hiked down along the loop trail by the pond. This is 85 - 90% filled in with plant growth. Interesting areas with large boulders. Don't think I would hike it again except to visit during blueberry season. :)




Photo Credit: Pat

Photo Credit: Pat

Fun in the winter!

Submitted by: Tim Pittman; February 6, 2022; 1:46 pm

Easy to follow, informative, and beautiful.




Photo Credit: Tim Pittman

Photo Credit: Tim Pittman

Update/Correction for Trailhead

Submitted by: Louis; March 31, 2018; 11:19 pm

Trailhead is behind the Police Station (not the Town Hall)



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