The John H. Chafee Nature Preserve shall at all times and in perpetuity be managed in a manner consistent with the terms and conditions of a conservation Easement signed by and between the State of Rhone Island, department of Environmental Management (grantor) and the Town of North Kingston, (grantee) on March 26, 2001, and which further reflects and honors the conservations ethic of the great statesman for whom it is named. More specifically, its agricultural, educational and scenic values, and its natural and historical resources shall be preserved and protected while being made accessible to the public in a manner respectful of and consistent with these principles.
N S. on Rome Point Trail
Great adventure for the whole family. Easy for kids. Best of both worlds. Collect shells, Catch low tide and watch the seals basking in the sun and playing in the ocean. We saw around 60 seals. Bring your binoculars to get a closer view. I have 1 complaint. We brought our dog with us for the adventure, which he loved. Maybe they could provide a pet waste bag station at the start of the trail and a disposal barrel midway down the trail and just before you enter the shore. I think it would help with people cleaning up after their pets.
Honestly it was amazing! Went with my boyfriend and it starts off with woods and we found some cool rock figures (I think a home), it breaks out into a Bay Area. We went as the sun was was setting and the view was gorgeous, and by fate perhaps we went on an off trail and found a few deer! Definitely would recommend for nature lovers.
Easy hike with some very cool finds and some great views! Definitely a nice day hike if you follow the main trail all the way to the end where it opens to the waterfront for awesome views of the water and Jamestown. Follow the loop (unmarked) trail that goes through the peninsula back for even more cool finds and views. Be prepared for a lot of trash on and off the trails however, and a lot of dog waste, in and out of bags left behind by negligent owners.