Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Saturday, May 18, as we explore this area together.
You may know of the museum, waterwheels, and mills, but tucked into the back of the 23-acre Gilbert Stuart Birthplace & Museum property is a lovely nature trail.
Along the well-marked and maintained trail, you’ll enjoy beautiful views of the 57-acre Carr Pond and streams, scenic overlooks of the marsh, stonewalls, historic cemeteries, and the chance to catch a glimpse of wildlife, including dozens of bird species.
Since the trail is less than a mile long, you’ll have plenty of time to relax on one of the benches and maybe even sketch a portrait or a nature scene—this is Gilbert Stuart’s birthplace and museum, after all!
For more information about the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace & Museum, click here.
See you outside!
Where: Gilbert Stuart Birthplace & Museum
Cost: Free (although donations to the museum are greatly appreciated). There is a small fee if you want to take a guided tour of the gristmill and birthplace before or after your hike.
Bathrooms: in the museum
Hours: The grounds and museum are only open from early May through October, and hours are variable. Check ahead for days and times.
Website: Gilbert Stuart Birthplace & Museum website.
For more information, including directions: visit the RI Families in Nature website.
Rhode Island Families in Nature Hike: Join Rhode Island Families in Nature every month for a different hike created by and for families who want to spend more time outdoors, explore Rhode Island’s natural places, and reconnect with and reap the many benefits of nature.