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Audubon Society of Rhode Island Long Pond Woods Wildlife Refuge Rockville Birds birdwatching environment
Long Pond Woods

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
Acres: 220
Trails: 2 miles
Trail Difficulty: challenging

Long Pond Woods Trail Map
 

Refuge Highlights

  • 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.

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.