Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge

West Kingston, Rhode Island

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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 separated by barrier beach from the ocean. Well-marked and maintained trail surfaces, multiple viewing platforms, and plenty of benches make this hike enjoyable and easy to navigate. As you stand in the medium-size asphalt parking looking back at the entry, you’ll see bathroom facilities and a water fountain across the lot to your right (east). Turn around and you’ll see the tiny visitor center to the left front of the lot. The trail begins on a wooden walkway/deck that abuts the visitor center’s right-hand side, leading you to a stone dust footpath.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island

by Steve Mirsky (Falcon Guides)

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 separated by barrier beach from the ocean. Well-marked and maintained trail surfaces, multiple viewing platforms, and plenty of benches make this hike enjoyable and easy to navigate.

As you stand in the medium-size asphalt parking looking
back at the entry, you’ll see bathroom facilities and a water
fountain across the lot to your right (east). Turn around and
you’ll see the tiny visitor center to the left front of the lot. The trail begins on a wooden walkway/deck that abuts the
visitor center’s right-hand side, leading you to a stone dust
footpath.

©  Steve Mirsky/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding, Hiking
Nearby City: West Kingston
Distance: 2.3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Best Times: Spring to Fall
Local Maps: TOPO! New England
Driving Directions: Directions to Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge

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