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Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge Tiverton Audubon Society of Rhode Island Hike Salt Marsh Environment Birds Birdwatching
Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge

Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge

Address: 116 Seapowet Avenue, Tiverton, RI 02878
Hours: Open sunrise to sunset
Acres: 50
Trails: 1.6 miles
Trail Difficulty: Easy

Dogs are prohibited. 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.

Refuge Highlights

  • 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

Using the Trails: Refuge Guidelines

All Audubon Society of Rhode Island land is protected. Our public wildlife refuges are for everyone to enjoy. Please respect the natural habitats of Audubon's refuges and avoid disturbing their inhabitants. Also, respect the rights of others when using the trails.

In order to ensure that these areas remain as healthy habitats, we ask you please to abide by these simple rules, enjoying the natural settings with quiet enthusiasm and a respectful sense of adventure. By conserving these open spaces, Audubon Society of Rhode Island, along with its members and partners, is able to fulfill its mission of protecting the nature of Rhode Island.

To accomplish this, we kindly request the following: