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Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge (Weber #3)

  • Nov 17, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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Event Rating: Level 1 (Easy)

Recommended for members who have completed one or more Level 1 hikes.

Distance: 3.5 Miles

Time Duration: 1.5 Hours

Blaze Orange: not required

Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge is in Charlestown, RI. The refuge is an abandoned Naval Auxiliary landing field and still has some remaining sections of runway that show the site’s history.

The walk includes taking a trail out to Grassy Point. From there you get a good view of Ninigret Pond, the largest coastal salt pond in Rhode Island. There is an observation platform from which people do some bird watching, when there are birds around to watch.

The hike is about 3.5 miles long and will take about 90 minutes to complete. All of the trails are flat & allow easy walking.

Bring water, snacks and bug spray.

Following the hike at Ninigret Refuge those who want can then hike Truston Pond Refuge which is just a few miles away. We will carpool to Trustom Pond, hike the refuge and then return to Ninigret. Parking at Trustom Pond is limited, so we will carpool to reduce the chance of an issue there. You don't have to decide to join the Trustom Pond hike until we complete the Ninigret Hike.

Trustom Pond features a diverse landscape.There are open fields, coastal woodlands, and marshes. Two peninsulas jut out into Trustom Pond. Trustom Pond is a salt pond, separated from the ocean by a barrier beach. There are multiple bird watching points along the trails. This hike is about 2.5 miles over easy terrain and will take about an hour.

Directions from the Providence area: Take Route 95 South to RI 4 South which turns into US 1 South in North Kingstown. Continue on US 1 into Charlestown and make a "U" turn at the Wildflower Rd exit (you must bear right onto the "All Turns" Exit just before the Krystal Penguin Inn) and back onto US 1 North. The Refuge entrance is approximately 1/2 mile north. Watch for the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge sign and turn right into the refuge and follow for approximately 1/4 mile to the parking lot.

Liability Waiver

As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.

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  • Lenore

    Am sorry I missed this. Maybe you will do it again, sometime.

    November 20, 2013

  • Steven S.

    just happened to walk along with some members Sun. @ Ninegret.Very interesting and nice people so I thought I'd join.

    November 18, 2013

  • Cait

    It was a great time yesterday.

    November 18, 2013

  • Kristen

    Just on the other side of rte 1 is Kettle Pond visitor center with a few additional trails and plenty of parking, too.

    November 16, 2013

  • Beata stepien -.

    Ops, I just remember I have made previous arrangement. Till next time.

    November 15, 2013

  • JeanMarie

    Alas, I'm tied up at a church meeting. Being Chair of Trustees is quite a job. Enjoy!

    November 15, 2013

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  • John N
    Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Matt
    Wilderness First Aid Certified ( WFA ), Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Cait +1
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