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George B. Parker Woodland Wildlife Refuge

Coventry, Audubon Society of Rhode Island

5.0 miles of trail

Moderate

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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.

Easy

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.

Moderate

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.

Difficult

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.

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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.

Late Summer Trail at Parker Woodland

What’s There:

George B. Parker Woodland Wildlife Refuge is a magical place of ancient rock formations, Revolutionary War-era carriage roads, great wildlife watching and strenuous exercise on 860 acres of mostly forested land. The property consisting of majestic old forest, brooks, fields, and mysterious rock cairns. The caretaker's house was built in the 1700s. The barn has been converted into a nature center.

Parker Woodland page on the ASRI website

Skiing/Snowshoeing: Yes (many trails are steep and rocky in places so skiing those trails will be difficult and snowshoeing may also be difficult unless the snow is especially deep)

Getting There:

Parking Lot 1 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 ExploreRI.org.
Acme Maps shows the trailhead located on a topographic map. The Acme Maps website is not part of ExploreRI.org.

Driving Landmarks: From I-95 north or south take exit 5B for Route 102 north. Follow Route 102 north for about 8.5 miles. Turn right (east) onto Maple Valley Road (across 102 on the left is Waterman Hill Road). Turn into the second driveway on the left, at the Parker Woodland Wildlife Refuge sign.

Parking: Yes: Parking lot, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No

Coordinates: 41° 43.009' N    71° 41.877' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps


Parking Lot 2 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 ExploreRI.org.
Acme Maps shows the trailhead located on a topographic map. The Acme Maps website is not part of ExploreRI.org.

Driving Landmarks: From I-95 north or south take exit 5B for Route 102 north. Follow Route 102 north for about 8.5 miles. Turn right (east) onto Maple Valley Road (across 102 on the left is Waterman Hill Road). Go past the first parking area, (the second drive on the left, where there's a Parker Woodland Wildlife Refuge sign) and continue for another 1/2 mile to where there is a small gravel parking area on the left, at the second trailhead.

Parking: Yes: Parking lot, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No

Coordinates: 41° 43.142' N    71° 41.454' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps


 

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