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

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

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

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.