Audubon Wildlife Refuges remain open during the pandemic. Please review our trail safety guidelines before your visit.
Long Pond Woods Wildlife Refuge
Address: North Road, Rockville, RI 02873
(Small parking lot is located next to the refuge sign. Visitors may also park along the road.)
Hours: Open sunrise to sunset
Trails: 2 miles
Trail Difficulty: challenging
Are Dogs Allowed? No - click here to learn why and review other trail guidelines.
- Habitat: hemlocks, rock outcrops
- Wildlife to watch for: mink, otter, painted turtle
- Birds commonly found: Hooded Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Ovenbird, Turkey Vulture, Hooded Merganser, Barred Owl
- Stunning views of Long Pond provide hikers with a scenic destination
- Offerings: Birdwatching
Long Pond Woods in Hopkinton, RI offers arguably the most challenging hiking of any Audubon Refuge. The 220 acres of rocky and steep terrain provide an incomparable bird's eye view of Long Pond. Dense groves of beautiful mountain laurel and rhododendron as well as towering oaks and hemlocks are dispersed through the property. Trails border both Long and Ell Ponds and connect to a larger system that leads into Connecticut.