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Audubon Society of Rhode island Davisville Memorial Wildlife Refuge North Kingstown Birds Birdwatching hiking Hunt River environment

Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge

Address: Davisville Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852
(Parking lot is near the red house at 277 Davisville Road.)
Hours: Open Sunrise to Sunset
Acres: 40
Trails: Less than 1 mile
Trail Difficulty: easy to moderate

Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge Trail Map
 

The Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge offers a relaxing hike above the gently flowing Hunt River in southern Rhode Island. This property is full of woods and wetlands and includes access points for canoeing and kayaking.

Refuge Highlights

  • Habitat: wetlands, river
  • Wildlife to watch for: beaver, otter, painted turtle, frog, muskrat, fox
  • Birds commonly found: Wood Duck, Baltimore Oriole, Yellow Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Offerings: Birdwatching
  • Trailing arbutus brings lovely fragrence in spring
  • Canoe and kayak put-in site (no motor boats)

We encourage proper use of the refuge and stewardship of the gifts it offers us to enjoy.  The following are prohibited from the refuge: dogs, horses and other pets; picking or collecting of anything besides litter; picnicking or camping; all vehicles (including bicycles) beyond the parking lot; excessive noisemaking; and alcoholic beverages.