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Touisset Marsh Wildlife Refuge Audubon Society of Rhode Island Warren Salt Marsh Kickemuit River Hiking Family Environment
Kickemuit River via Touisset Marsh Wildlife Refuge

Touisset Marsh Wildlife Refuge

Address: 99 Touisset Road, Warren, RI 02885
Hours: Open sunrise to sunset
Acres: 66
Trails: 1 mile
Trail Difficulty: Easy, but can be seasonally wet and muddy.

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

The Touisset Marsh Wildlife Refuge offers picturesque views of the Kickemuit River that are well worth the trip. The property is full of hardwood forests and fields of flowers that attract butterflies in the summer months. The shorter length and flat terrain make this an easy stroll for children and families. In addition to hiking and bird watching, it is an ideal destination in the winter months for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.


Refuge Highlights

  • Habitat: hardwood forests, open fields, salt marsh
  • Wildlife to watch for: deer, red fox, harbor seal (off shore)
  • Birds commonly found: Eastern Bluebird, American Woodcock, Great Egret, Osprey, Snowy Egret, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Indigo Bunting, Tree Swallows
  • Offerings: Birdwatching, Snowshoeing/cross-country skiing
  • Scenic views of Kickemuit River and salt marsh areas

An ecological art installation by Leonard Yui, now on display and yours to explore at Touisset Marsh Wildlife Refuge. Learn More →

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: