Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge

EASY 26 reviews

Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tiverton, Rhode Island that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.6 miles
36 feet

kid friendly



nature trips



wild flowers

no dogs

5 months ago

Walked the short yellow trail and followed the loop around. My boyfriend and I spotted three bufflehead sea ducks, one male and two females, on the water. On the way back to the parking lot an unidentifiable owl flew overhead. Aside from the overgrown bramble this place is a great spot to view a variety of birds.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Pretty trails, though lots of mosquitos on this July afternoon so take appropriate precautions. I like that the trails are relatively narrow because they feel like secret paths through the forest, but the downside is that you will brush against some plants so be careful of ticks. We didn't find any, this is just a general precaution for New England.

We saw an adult and juvenile warbler in a tree near the path just after leaving the parking lot. Not sure which variety, but very pretty.

Very much looking forward to visiting again in Fall and Winter!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Beautiful views! And just an ol' round easy trail just enough for some fresh air

Monday, February 27, 2017

Nice little loop. low impact hike.

Monday, December 12, 2016

good for a beginner

Sunday, November 27, 2016

We hiked this trail in late October, but still enjoyed a beautiful foliage. We imagined this trail would be gorgeous in early spring and at peak leaf turning season.

The path is easy and relatively flat, although there are sections where you have to pay attention due to limbs and rocks. There is a lot of variation of foliage and scenery which kept it interesting and delightful. Would definitely do this again when where in the mood for a light afternoon walk.

Our bonus: when we arrived at the car, I almost missed that there was a frog hiding in the well of our rear tire! We scooched it along with a twig into safety. Check out the photo.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

If you come for this walk, and still have the energy... Head from here to Fort Barton!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Clearly marked trails. Beautiful woods and water views

Monday, August 24, 2015

Great hike, amazing views; but lots of bugs! Bug repellent is a must!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Lovely trail, make sure to have your hiking boots. Beautiful water views and an easy trail. Been here many times, lovely views and beautifully maintained grounds.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A gentle and varied path along the Sakonnet.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Beautiful water views; mainly wooded. Can be buggy and boggy. Waterproof boots helpful.

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