Family Hiking: Fisherville Brook

[ 0 ] May 7, 2014 |

Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Sunday, May 11, as we explore this area together.

My very first hike as a Rhode Islander almost 9 years ago was at the Audubon’s Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge. My husband and I, pre-kids, loved the wonderful scenery and hiking.

FishervilleWoodedPathFast forward a few years and our kids love it, too! Every time I visit I am wistfully reminded of my introduction to hiking in the Ocean State — and what a great introduction it was.

The 937 acres of Fisherville Brook are loaded with great features such as bridges, a pond, a waterfall, an historic cemetery, a meadow, bird boxes, and more. The easy-to-follow paths and variety of trails and distances are great for kids of all ages.

For more information about Fisherville Brook, click here.

See you outside!

FishervilleBridgeThe Details

Where: Audubon’s Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge
Cost: Free
Bathrooms: yes
Hours: Dawn to dusk

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.

photo credit: Jeanine SilversmithFishervilleBench


Category: activities: outdoor, free / cheap, local ri area, nature places

Jeanine Silversmith

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Jeanine is a self-described tree hugging, science and math geek whose love of nature, coupled with her absolute certainty that people, especially children, are happier, healthier, and wiser when they regularly spend time in nature, led her to establish Rhode Island Families in Nature. Jeanine also works for the RI Environmental Education Association, supporting formal and informal teachers as they create "place-based" curriculum. She loves to hike, run, garden, bake, and go camping, especially when accompanied by her husband, Ian, her daughter, Sierra, and her son, Devin. They live in Wakefield.

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