Announcing our 2019 Hike Rhode Island Series
Join us for a series of hikes scheduled for the last Sunday of each month!
Get outside with a short winter woodlands hike at Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge. Last year, we found a book on our shelf titled, “Weekend Walks in Rhode Island”, and decided to hike 12 of the 40 hikes in 2019, every last Sunday of the month! Since we can never predict the winter weather, we chose a short distance for January, about 1-1/4 miles. This hike will take us through forests and fields, and last about an hour and a half. We’ll meet in the parking lot at noon. Directions below:
This area is owned and managed by the Audubon Society, and hosts lots of wildlife, such as birds, beavers and red squirrels. It is always smart to wear layers, and dress for the weather that day!
“Audubon’s largest public property, the Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge contains a wide variety of habitat including fields, upland beech forest, cedar swamp, ponds, and streams. Bridges bring visitors over a small waterfall as well as clear running streams. A lovely historic cemetery can also be found on the property. In addition to hiking and bird watching, Fisherville Brook is a popular destination in the winter months for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.”
Please Note: Pardon Joslin Road can only be accessed by these directions, GPS, Google Maps and other mobile directions are not accurate due to the road conditions. Please follow these directions to arrive safely at the wildlife refuge.
Directions: Take Route 95 to Route 4 to Route 102 north. Turn right onto Widow Sweets Road (just after the Exeter’s Town Clerk’s Office and across from Anderson’s Place). Take second right onto Pardon Joslin Road (a dirt road). Travel approximately 1 mile. Parking lot is on the right side of road by a large Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge sign.
If you’re not convinced that hiking outdoors in the middle of winter is a good idea, read this article from MyFitnessPal