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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

Dogs are prohibited. Click here to learn why and review other trail guidelines.

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

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: