Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge Trail is a 3.3 mile loop trail located near Exeter, RI that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.
Perfect hiking to do with a toddler. Very easy hiking and it's just the right distance. Took about an hour with my two-year-old and he walked a little more than half of it. I carried him the rest of the way. There's three or 4 foot bridges to keep it interesting for the kids. He really enjoyed running on the little bridges on top of the swampy stuff.
this trail has some spectacular views in the Fall.
Easy, well marked. Beautiful breeze at the pond and a great beaver dam.
A beautiful place to hike and for bird enthusiasts.
Beautiful, well-marked trails!
As a beginner hiker I found the trail to be very well marked with a good diversity of ups and downs that weren't strenuous. It will be a beautiful place once everything is in bloom. I can't wait to go back.
This is one of my favorite places to hike in Rhode Island. The trails are easy to navigate, and there's a big variety of different habitats spread over a small area. I really enjoy the southern section -- the pond and cemetery meadow are great places to birdwatch and snap pictures in the morning light. Plus the white pines in Fisherville are truly stunning. Be sure to check out the Cedar Swamp Loop and the western edge of the Red Trail for great stretches of pine woods.
Read my full write-up of the Fisherville Brook Wildlife refuge on the Unarmed Hunting blog -- link in my profile.
Very easy to follow trail, but it was incredibly buggy and the trail was so rocky. There honestly wasn't much to look at, either, but overall it was still pretty fun and we even saw a frog. We only saw one other person there the whole time. Probably wouldn't go back, but it was nice for my first time back hiking in a while.
Great nature reserve with clean, well-kept, uncrowded trails. Enjoyed an easy hike (Blue & Yellow Trails) with two children (3 &5) with a total distance of about 1.5 miles. Plenty to keep young eyes (and older eyes) interested including several bridges, a large pond, and plenty of birds. We'll be back to explore a few of the other loops in the future.
Found the trail very well marked and easy to navigate. Did the blue trail first, visited an old cemetary on the hill, and enjoyed the views around the pond. Next did the red trail across the street, well marked, went through the woods, easy walk. Took about 70 min. for both trails at a leisurely pace.
Nice easy trails with pretty great views. Went on a Friday afternoon, got to experience an awesome sunset and only encountered one other group as we were leaving.
Great trails, today we did the combined orange and blue loop. Saw a heron (gray?) in the lake and some beautiful cardinal flowers near the brook bridge. Well marked trails, the little cemetery is sweet! Easy, but we're a bit older now, so moderate in spots!
I did the orange trail, very nice walk. A lot of pine trees, birds. Quick and easy. Watch your footing on rocks and roots along trail.
Completed both loops of the Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge today, it was a nice easy hike for any level. Trails are well established and marked and plenty of room for parking. There are several wood bridges and plank areas for crossing over water and wet mud areas and a historic cemetery next to a field. As for wildlife, saw several species of birds and a few turtles sunning themselves on logs. Also came across what looked like an emergency shelter someone made using downed branches. Other than several ticks, bugs were not that bad.
Wonderful hike! There is quite alot of wildlife and the trails are very well groomed and marked. You have to off road a bit to get to the trail head, which was a bit unsettling but the rest was great!