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Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Refuge Headquarters, 50 Bend Road, RI
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+1 401-364-9124

Free refuge which has trails over fields and around salt marshes.

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The best place for a variety of birds

This is an easy walking area with diverse habitats. I would take time by the open field looking for ground birds and raptors. Go past the farm pond. Then, either fork off to the... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Cape Cod

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Cape Cod
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is an easy walking area with diverse habitats. I would take time by the open field looking for ground birds and raptors. Go past the farm pond. Then, either fork off to the right to go all the way down to Osprey Point, or to the left to Otter Point. Both areas are viewing spots for ducks/marsh birds. Osprey... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My husband & I took Osprey Point trail; an easy, 0.8 mile, one-way trek through fields & woodlands, ending at an observation deck overlooking beautiful Block Island Sound! There were benches & a telescope there for enjoying the pond & ocean views. After relaxing there for several minutes, we retraced the trail back to its intersection with Red Maple trail,... More 

Thank Pdgram
Rhode Island
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit for anyone and likely a great spot for kids as the trails are all short to medium length. As one reviewer noted it can definitely get buggy - particularly in the woodland areas- so be sure to apply big repellant; husband didn't and got hassled by a few aggressive bugs. Great well kept trails and very... More 

Thank MaiaB
New York City, New York
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594 reviews
229 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Numerous trails lead through a variety of habitats - grassland, forest, shrub, salt pond and shore. Lots of birds to find and ID.

Thank cararro
Latham, New York
1 review
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This refuge is an excellent place for people who want to see a lot of birds and small wildlife. The trails are very easy and anyone can easily walk them.

Thank Ian H
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375 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

This refuge is excellent for birdwatching during fall migration. For hikers and nature enthusiasts, the refuge is also recommended. The trails are well-marked, and when I went, during mid-October, the trees were changing colors and the surroundings were beautiful. The trails lead through/by fields, forest, and fresh and salt water ponds, and end by the ocean.

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Ansonia, CT
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211 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Found this place online while looking to do something different while camping nearby. The first thing I want to tell you in to BRING SOME BUG REPELLENT AND SPRAY IT ALL OVER YOU, BECAUSE THEY WILL BITE YOU WHERE YOU MISSED.. If you don't you are going to get eaten alive bad. Just before this we did a walk in... More 

Thank javaandjazz
Nashua, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

We enjoyed the nature trails at Trustom Pond better than Ninigret. Both are National Wildlife Refuges but Trustom had much more waterfowl and bird activity. We saw 2 nests (one was osprey).

1 Thank cmsmile
Warwick, Rhode Island
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

This is a wonderful nature reserve. The trails are very easy to walk and there are viewing decks strategically located. You can see various birds, waterfowls, owls, deers etc. I've been here during summer and winter and it's breathtaking every time.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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403 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

We stopped by here and walked the trails, which are not overly long and easy to walk. We had some nice views and changing vistas and there are a couple of decks to observe the waterfowl, which we really enjoyed. This is a well done refuge that manages to teach, but also still remain true to what it is. There... More 

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