Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wakefield, RI that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
The 0.8 mile Osprey Point trail is an easy and peaceful walk through fields and woodlands, ending at an observation deck at the edge of the pond. From here, you have clear views of beautiful Block Island Sound and can see the island off in the distance! There are benches and a telescope to enjoy the water fowl and ocean vistas! You can return to the parking area the same way, or take Red Maple trail back (0.6 miles) where it intersects with Osprey Point trail. Signs point the way. Kids of all ages will love climbing the huge, old tree along the way! You can also reach the pond via Otter Point trail which is the shortest route. Enjoy!
This place was so pretty! Not a very difficult 'hike', the only reason it is one is because of the rocky forest path. But it's beautiful and I would most definitely do it again!
Nice easy hike with a nice mix of forest and ocean.
This refuge is divided into three named trails but they all interlink, so it is easy to follow and see everything. The trails are very well maintained and easily visible. Trails are wide enough for two couples to pass easily. There are adequate benches to rest if needed and the pamphlet is informative on the local wildlife habitats and surroundings. I highly recommend going to each point of the trails as there are magnificent views.
Nice littletrail . Did both Otter and Osprey points. Lots of wild life. The baby ospreys are hug almost as big as their parents. Saw a deer and what looked like a white crane on the little island behind path marker #8. Found some hatched robins eggs.
This is a gentle hike on a Federal wildlife preserve. There are no steep climbs. The trails are well-tended and well-marked, with plenty of benches and observation points. The curator was very helpful, providing a map and giving detailed explanations. You have some variety in your settings -- a kettle pond well-inhabited by waterfowl. You cannot access the barrier beach just beyond the kettle pond, but you can hear the waves breaking in the distance. The site was a former sheep farm, and some of the features have been retained -- the open fields, an old windmill, and an old water pump. All in all, a pleasant and easy trip. I would recommend it to anybody with children.