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George B. Parker Woodland Wildlife Refuge

Address: Maple Valley Road, Coventry, RI 02827 (parking lot is near the house at 1670 Maple Valley Road)
Hours: Open sunrise to sunset
Acres: 860
Trails: 7 miles
Trail Difficulty: moderate to challenging

Parker Woodland Wildlife Refuge Trail Map

Visitors to Parker Woodland Wildlife Refuge find an extensive trail system through diverse terrain that can take most of a day to fully explore. Revolutionary War-era carriage roads and historic rock cairns take hikers back in time. Trails are hilly, interspersed with several calm, flowing streams. The 860 acre property includes some areas of rocky landscape that are perfect for strenuous exercise as well as wildlife observation.

Refuge Highlights

  • Habitat: forests, brooks, fields, rocky terrain
  • Wildlife to watch for: fox, fisher, mink, deer
  • Birds commonly found: Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl, Wood Duck, Northern Waterthrush, Pileated Woodpecker, Worm-eating Warbler, Ovenbird, Baltimore Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Offerings: Birdwatching, Programs
  • Historic rock cairns dot the landscape

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.