Caratunk Wildlife Refuge - Hiking 101

  • December 14, 2013 · 11:15 AM
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Rating:  Level 1 -2 fairly easy only one rocky hill to climb, however it is uneven terrain w/ roots and some  rocks in some areas. Members should have completed at leas t 1 level one hike.

Distance: About  4- 4.5

Duration about 2 hours

Please read this entire write up before signing up for this hike. And understand and agree to the liability waiver below.

This will be an easy hike, about 4 -  4.5 miles. There are some  very muddy boggy areas on this hike, I would suggest boots. This will be just a fun outing to enjoy being outside.   We will move at a brisk pace. Make sure you dress for the weather, layering is the best way to dress in the colder temps when hiking. You do warm up when you get moving. Make sure you have gloves and something for your ears. bring snacks.....the usual. If you have not yet tried hiking in the colder temps come on out and join us. You may LOVE IT.

The Caratunk Wildlife Refuge provides a protected and diverse habitat for native plants and animals as well as many educational programs. Six miles of well-marked trails are maintained for public use and easy walking in the quiet and natural setting.

Owned and managed by the Audubon Society of RI, Caratunk was established in 1971. The trials weave through nearly 200 acres of fields, forests, and wetlands. Trails are open only to the following activities: hiking, bird watching, nature study, photography, ski touring, and snowshoeing.

We will be meeting in Caratunk Wildlife Refuge parking lot at 301 Brown Ave in Seekonk, Mass. at 11:15 AM and hiking into the refuge shortly thereafter. Please be prompt.

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.

Directions from the Providence area: Take Interstate 195 East to Exit 1 in Seekonk Mass. Take a left at the end of the exit onto Route 114A. Follow114A back into RI where Route 114A ends at Route 114. Follow 114 North to Newman Ave. (Route 152). Turn Right onto Newman Ave and follow for 2.3 miles to Brown Ave. Take a Right onto Brown Ave. are and the Caratunk parking lot is 0.7 miles on the right.

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