Best fishing trails in Rhode Island

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Explore the most popular fishing trails in Rhode Island with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of fishing trails in Rhode Island
Top trails (13)
#1 - Walkabout Trail Loop
George Washington Memorial Camping Area
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
A trail built by Australian naval members, Walkabout provides three options in length with a two mile loop, a six mile loop, and the full eight mile loop. Conditions can be moist and rocky with a few small hills to give a moderate rating.Show more
#2 - Breakheart Loop - Hicks Trail and Newman Trail
Arcadia Management Area
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
#3 - Napatree Point Conservation Area Trail
Westerly, Rhode Island
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
Please note: dogs are not allowed on the beach between 8-6pm, May 2 through Labor Day. The rest of the year they are allowed if on leash.Show more
#4 - Mowry Conservation Area
Smithfield, Rhode Island
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 19 m
A Zen-full Woodland packed into 44 acres. This shady 44 acre retreat given to the town by S. Burton and Mary Mowry (the Mowry family owned it since 1845) offers something for just about everybody: a stocked trout stream, a picturesque place for picnics, stone walls, marked walking trails that begin just beyond an arching footbridge, and, for the history buffs, much stonework that remains from the 18th century forge, for which Forge Road was named, and a sawmill. In spring and summer, water still tumbles through the old dam creating a miniature but thoroughly delightful waterfall. Squirrels, chipmunks and birds abound in the picnic and stream area, signs of deer and other wildlife can be found farther from the road, and muskrats and an occasional otter frequent the tiny pond just above the old dam. Hemlocks and pines, many of them very old and tall, dominate the lower area where an orange-blazed trail makes a short loop. A longer yellow-blazed path, accessible from the orange loop, runs up a steep ridge and back through hardwoods of several varieties and mountain laurel.. It returns through pines and ends near an old dam.Show more
#5 - Farmsite Simmons Pond Loop
Simmons Mill Pond Management area
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 55 m
Over 450 acres of unique and historic woodland and ponds. There are no blazed trails, but well kept old cart paths and many informational signs make for a lovely walk. The trails are maintained by volunteers lead by Roger and Gail Greene. Historic photos, maps and information about the original uses of the property are strategically placed. Boards with notes on the flora and fauna, and kid friendly plaques abound. The main pond, Simmons, is stocked with trout each spring. The smaller ponds are good for fresh water fishing as well. Very limited boat access is available on Colebrook Road at the point where the stream enters. Blaze Orange is required during certain times of year, and donated vests for you and your dog are placed at the parking lot entrance. Show more
#6 - Rocky Point Walking Trail
Rocky Point State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 42 m
A popular, easy, mostly-paved walk around a former amusement park with nice views of the bay. Accessibility: The trail surface is mostly paved but partially dirt. It is typically at least six feet wide. It is mostly gentle with an estimated average grade of 2% and a max grade of 5%.Show more
#7 - Black Point Trail
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 53 m
#8 - Arcadia Trail
Arcadia State Management Area
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 5 h 15 m
There are several different trails within Arcadia State Forest, most of the trailed are linked together at some point or another. The main trails are marked fairly well. There are two sides to Arcadia - North of Route 165 and Sounth of Route 165. Most of the parking is just off of Route 165, so its better to choose 1 side or the other, before heading out. **Keep in mind there is also hunting in these woods, wear bright clothing**Show more
#9 - Melville Park Blue Trail
Melville Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 21 m
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 !!Show more
#10 - Rock Island Trail
Salter Grove Memorial Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 32 m
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