Narrow River, South Kingstown and Narragansett

South Kingston, Rhode Island

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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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Discover Rhode Island

by Christie Matheson (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

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.

©  Christie Matheson/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: South Kingston
Distance: 5
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2.5 hours
Class: Class I-II
Season: Year-round; best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Chafee National Wildlife Refuge
Local Maps: USGS Narragansett Pier
Driving Directions: Directions to Narrow River, South Kingstown & Narragansett

Recent Trail Reviews

5/10/2008
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Newish Parking lot and launch ramp are located on west side of rt 1a just north of the bridge (and Star road.) Guide omits mentioning the short side trip to ocean (river comes out on the north end of Narragansett beach). Also there is an Osprey stand near the south side of the bridge (occupied by a nesting pair May '08).



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