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Waterman Pond Wildlife Refuge Coventry Audubon Society of Rhode Island Birds Birdwatching Hiking Nature Environment
Waterman Pond, Coventry

Audubon Wildlife Refuges remain open (subject to change). Please review our trail safety guidelines before your visit.

Waterman Pond Wildlife Refuge

Address: Waterman Hill Road, Coventry, RI (Parking lot is near the Plainfield Pike intersection)
Hours: Open sunrise to sunset
Acres: 28
Trails: 1 mile
Trail Difficulty: moderate to challenging: can be a rough, muddy trail when wet

Are Dogs Allowed? No - click here to learn why and review other trail guidelines.

Waterman Pond Wildlife Refuge boasts 28 acres of forest with a single, straight trail that leads to tranquil Sisson Pond. The pond and surrounding wetlands are home to beavers, minks and ducks.

Audubon recommends that only able-bodied adults and older children hike this trail as it can be seasonally muddy.

Refuge Highlights

  • Habitat: ponds, wetlands, forest
  • Wildlife to watch for: beaver, mink, duck
  • Birds commonly found: Wood Duck, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Black-and-white Warbler, Hairy Woodpecker, Barred Owl
  • Offerings: Birdwatching

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:

  • May 2019 - 2020

  • May 2019 - 2020

  • May 2019 - 2020

  • May 2019 - 2020

  • May 2019 - 2020

  • May 2019 - 2020