Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island Guide Book

by Steve Mirsky (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Rhode Island  by Steve Mirsky

trail descriptions and detailed maps
ISBN: 0762754400

Best Easy Day Hikes Rhode Island includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for 20 of the most scenic, geologically diverse, and easy-to-follow hikes less than an hour's drive from Providence. Rhode Island may be America's smallest state, but its terrain represents a microcosm of all that southern New England's outdoors has to offer. Beach comb for a bit, enjoy lakeside vistas from beneath a canopy of cedars, or do some ridge-walking for panoramic views.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 20.
... Preview: Scenic views on this route really come into prominence as soon as you head east on Hemlock Road and pass some extensive red pine groves. Midway into the hike, you’ll be treated to some full reservoir ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
Providence , RI - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 4.3
... Preview: Another route within Rhode Island’s 14,000-acre Arcadia Management Area, the Ben Utter Trail passes close by Wood River up to Stepstone Falls, passing mill ruins and massive quarried stones. The retur ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
Hope Valley, RI - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: Even though it’s a short walk, this route is the only one in Rhode Island, within the entire Blackstone Valley, that puts you high above the river gorge with sweeping views of the tumultuous waters co ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
Woonsocket, RI - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: Another route within the vast Arcadia Management Area, the Breakheart Trail passes through extensive forest, wide open fields, and marsh. You’ll also skirt around the remnants of an abandoned youth ca ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
Hope Valley, RI - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: This route passes through a vast expanse of deciduous woodland, large meadows, and wide swathes of clear-cut forest. Some fields contain crops like corn and grasses to attract wildlife. If you want to ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
Pascoag, RI - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: This route passes through thick pine groves both at the beginning and middle of the hike, while much of the remainder passes through low-lying wooded swamp and around vernal pools surrounded by beech ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
Westerly, RI - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This hike passes through impressive pine groves, wooded marsh, and several wide open and extensive fields. You’ll skirt a diverse mix of landscapes but one consistent feature throughout is human usage ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
Plainfield , CT - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.9
... Preview: This route passes through open meadows, dense pine forest, and past two historic cemeteries. The majority of the first half of this route is immersed in a wide open overgrown meadow where, in some spo ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
Hope Valley, RI - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: This route passes through extensive pine forest, wide open fields, marshland, and around a pond. The sand parking lot is high on a hill overlooking a marsh and a pond off to the left (southeast). To r ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
Pascoag, RI - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: This route passes through an Audubon Society nature preserve containing some interesting historic relics and unique natural features. Highlights include stone cairns, a wooded lane from the American R ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
Plainfield , CT - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: One of the largest preserved marshlands in Rhode Island, this hike takes you into the heart of all the bird-watching action. From ospreys to warblers, numerous waterfowl, and beaver are just some of t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
West Kingston, RI - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Mountain Biking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4.3
... Preview: This hike takes you out to Rome Point, the most reliable spot on Narragansett Bay for viewing seals between October and May. Terrain on the first leg of this route is a flat pebbled access road straig ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
North Kingstown, RI - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: This hike up and over Mount Tom, in the vast Arcadia Management Area, features a wide variety of hiking conditions and scenery. You’ll pass under towering red pines, cross swift-moving trout streams, ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
Hope Valley, RI - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Hiking,Mountain Biking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: One of the largest coastal access points in Rhode Island, the beachfront on the outgoing segment of this loop is wide open and well preserved, with miles of dunes backing soft sand and wide open ocean ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
Westerly, RI - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: Newport’s most historic walk passes behind the town’s largest mansions, some of them within clear view of the trail. It also has the area’s most spectacular ocean vistas, fronting ocean-swept cliffs. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
Newport, RI - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: Thanks to the Nature Conservancy, 42 percent of Block Island is preserved as open space. In addition to land preserves, many acres are kept free from development through easements with private propert ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
Block Island, RI - Birding,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: One of five national wildlife refuges in Rhode Island, Sachuest Point was farmland used for sheep grazing into the early 1900s and then was used by the U.S. Navy during World War II as a rifle range a ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
Newport, RI - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: Entirely over sand, gravel, and grass, wide flat wood roads take you past several prime fishing ponds. Once you walk around the gate, you’ll be on a wide sand and gravel access road that appears to be ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
Adamsville, RI - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: A wide open meadow directly behind the visitor center in this national wildlife refuge gives way to coastal woodland before surprising you with two peninsulas jutting out into Trustom Pond, narrowly s ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
West Kingston, RI - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: Not far from the Sakonnet River, on Rhode Island’s eastern shore, this hike takes you through land that the Tiverton community fought hard to preserve. Wood roads and footpaths wind though mixed woo ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
Newport, RI - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4.8
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