Melville Park Blue Trail

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Melville Park Blue Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Portsmouth, Rhode Island that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
55 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

old growth

Melville Pond Nature Preserve has five marked trails (some better marked than others), numerous side trails and walking access to Narragansett Bay, all totaling over 4.5 miles. Grassy and semipaved access roads are also present on the preserve, allowing walkers to mix up their trail choices and extend their walks. A path is also present along a bordering fence. There may be wet spots at certain times of year, so appropriate footgear is advised. Thorny bushes and Poison Ivy may be found on parts of all trails and, in July and August, mosquitoes and ticks may be present. Poison Ivy is prevelent this year and is quite dense at the extreme western extent of the blue trail, near the Lower Pond. Although the trails can be traveled in either direction, the following descriptions assume a clockwise travel. The Orange, Green, Yellow and Blue Trails start at the bulletin board at the junction of Smith Road and Bayview Terrace. Free parking is available in the parking lot just off of Smith Road, near the bulletin board. Enjoy !!

hiking
1 month ago

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2 months ago

The orange trail is really overgrown but everything is beautiful!

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8 months ago

good flat trail great pond views

9 months ago

hiking
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hiking
10 months ago

trail running
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

This place is a hidden gem in Portsmouth. It can get a bit confusing on how to get back to the parking lot. I suggest wearing pants if plants touching your skin bother you since the trails do have a lot of brush. Some part of the blue trail was barren, not sure why, but it was sad to see. But overall it was beautiful and I'll definitely be returning.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

beautiful area, nice trails, better on weekdays in the morning less people.

hiking
Monday, December 21, 2015

Great quick hike/walk for me and the dog.

Monday, October 05, 2015

hiking
Wednesday, September 09, 2015

geocaching
Friday, August 28, 2015

Great!!

Friday, August 14, 2015

walking
Monday, August 03, 2015

Beautiful little trail. A lot of shade if you stay on the trail that goes by the water. (The trail branches off into several small trails.) + Beautiful view of Narragansett Bay if you follow the right trail down to the water. + wild blackberries. Delicious.

Monday, May 25, 2015