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Sunset Farm Trail

Narragansett, Town of Narragansett

1.5 miles of trail

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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.

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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.

What’s There:

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The trail is normally well-maintained and wide showing the traditional farming uses of much of the trail. There is one new section which will not be as wide and well-developed. The trail is a 1.5-mile loop in the shape of a "lasso," but is generally flat with a few sections of elevation change, but none are steep. There are a few areas with uneven paths. The trail head is on the far northwest point of the parking lot, next to the gate entering the farm area. If the gate at the entrance is closed you are welcome to open it to use the trail. Please close it behind you once you have gone through the gate.

About 300 yards after the loop junction there is a connector to Island View Road. About half a mile of road-walking on Island View Road, Foddering Farm Road and Brush Hill Road will get you to the Harbour Island trail.

At the far west section of the Sunset Farm trail, there is an overlook and picnic area on Champlin Cove in Point Judith Pond.

If you come to a locked gate inside the preserve, near the turn onto the loop trail, do not climb over that gate. You've gone too far: retrace your steps about 30 feet and head north on the smaller trail (facing towards the gate, it's a left turn to continue on the trail).

Town of Narragansett web page for the Sunset Farm Trail

Dogs: Dogs must be leashed and picked up after at ALL times.

Other Amenities: There are no restrooms on site. Kinney Bungalow is available for renting for events. Seasonally, Sunset Farm tenants operate a farm produce market.

Creature Challenge

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

Getting There:

Kinney Bungalow 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: Sunset Farm is on Point Judith Road (RI Route 108) a little less than two miles south of the Narragansett Rotary. The address is 505 Point Judith Road.

Parking: Yes: , 70 spaces, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? Yes

Coordinates: 41° 24.416' N    71° 28.804' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps


 

Sunset Farm Trail

Submitted by: Anonymous; January 31, 2024; 11:26 am

If the gate is locked or the Trail not clearly marked or over-grown report to the Town Manager : jtierney@narragansettri.gov

The Farm is owned by the Town.


Closed?

Submitted by: Anonymous; December 28, 2021; 4:03 pm

We saw signs for the trail behind a closed gate. The trail did not appear to be accessible.

[MODERATOR'S COMMENT: If the gate at the entrance is closed you are welcome to open it to use the trail. Please close it behind you once you have gone through the gate. This information came from the property manager.]

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Loop Incomplete and Path Overgrown

Submitted by: Anonymous; October 11, 2021; 4:51 pm

We went on 10/11/2021. The path was overgrown and in some places, had it not been for an occasional arrow nailed to a tree or a blue reflector on a post, we never would have known we were on the trail. After finding the RI Walks Challenge creature on a tree, we had to turn around and go back the way we came because there was a locked gate.

[MODERATOR'S NOTE: Thank you for reporting this issue. The trail turns left at the gate but this may not have been obvious due to the brush. The trails should get mowed back soon. This work was delayed by an issue with the equipment used to mow the trails.]

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Overgrown & Closed Partway Through

Submitted by: Anonymous; June 30, 2020; 7:55 pm

We went today (6/30/20) and the path was very overgrown, at least knee high. The vegetation is so thick that there's barely anything to see at the overlook. One section of the path, after the overlook, is extremely uneven. Finally, about three quarters of the way around the loop there was a locked gate, so we had to walk back the way we came.

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Easy and quiet.

Submitted by: Rosaline ; September 17, 2019; 5:31 pm

My husband and I were visiting Narragansett over the weekend and heard about the guided walks at Sunset Farm Trail. We went at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday 9.14.2019. The farm was very easy to find and our guides were very informative. The trail itself was easy and varied from wooded area to open grassy areas. Some parts of the trail were just completed. Hopefully, more people will use the trail so it can continue to be improved with markers and tree information. Thanks for a great walk!

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