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Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge
Are Dogs Allowed? No - click here to learn why and review other trail guidelines.
The Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge is a lovely parcel of woods and salt marsh with winding trails that run along the Sakonnet River. The trail system weaves through deciduous woods and red maple swamp with many places to stop and enjoy the beautiful view of the river.
- Habitat: deciduous woods, red maple swamp, salt marsh
- Wildlife to watch for: crab, deer, fox, harbor seal (off shore)
- Birds commonly found: Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Glossy Ibis, Osprey, American Redstart, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Cooper's Hawk
- Offerings: Birdwatching
- Scenic views of the Sakonnet River may provide sightings of Bufflehead, Brant, Loon, Grebe, Scaup