Arcadia Trail

Exeter, Rhode Island

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A winding trail through Rhode Island’s largest protected area. Ask people in the know about hiking and biking in Rhode Island, and they’re sure to mention Arcadia Management Area, the largest management area in the state (13,817 acres) with the most extensive network of trails. Habitats include deciduous forest, swamps, shrub wetlands, marshes, and open bodies of water, such as Breakheart Pond, Beach Pond, Browning Mill Pond, and the Wood River. Many species of game animals and game birds reside here—and hunting is allowed in season (starting in mid-October and running through winter). Be sure to dress appropriately with plenty of fluorescent orange during hunting time. Unless you want to make this a long out-and-back trip, you’ll need to arrange for a pickup at the end.

Arcadia Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A winding trail through Rhode Island’s largest protected area. Ask people in the know about hiking and biking in Rhode Island, and they’re sure to mention Arcadia Management Area, the largest management area in the state (13,817 acres) with the most extensive network of trails.

Habitats include deciduous forest, swamps, shrub wetlands, marshes, and open bodies of water, such as Breakheart Pond, Beach Pond, Browning Mill Pond, and the Wood River. Many species of game animals and game birds reside here—and hunting is allowed in season (starting in mid-October and running through winter). Be sure to dress appropriately with plenty of fluorescent orange during hunting time. Unless you want to make this a long out-and-back trip, you’ll need to arrange for a pickup at the end."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Exeter
Distance: 6.7
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Year-round; best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Arcadia Management Area
Local Maps: USGS Hope Valley
Driving Directions: Directions to Arcadia Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

10/27/2013
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Pond was great. Trails were well maintained. If going during deer season were blaze orange.



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May 2018