A picturesque paddle in a rich and diverse natural habitat. The Narrow River, also known as the Pettaquamscutt River, is more than just a narrow river—the watershed area also includes a tidal inlet, a salt marsh, an estuary, and a pond.
This variety of habitats supports all kinds of wildlife, from waterfowl such as mute swans, mallards, and black ducks to other bird species like egrets, herons, ibis, least terns, and plovers. Mammals such as foxes, rabbits, and deer live on the surrounding land. This trip, which travels along the border between South Kingstown to the west and Narragansett to the east, is a wonderful nature expedition.
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