Science and Nature

Science and Nature

Rhode Island's provides an opportunity to observe the coastal ecosystem. Several species of waterbirds, shorebirds, and wading birds can be found throughout our beautiful state.

On Narragansett Bay, the several parks make for popular spots for scuba diving. Offering spectacular views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay, Fort Wetherill is popular for watching Tall Ship events and sailing races.

Science And Nature

100 Locations Available in RI

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The following Science And Nature are listed in order by establishment name. Click on the establishment name for additional details and contact information.

Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge
South County
This 96 acre property of woods and wetlands is located on the Hunt River in southern Rhode Island with access for canoeing. Wonderful scenery and pleasant hiking opportunties. For directions

Double C Farm
South County
Horse backriding, horse boarding, therapeutic horseback riding, horse rescue and rehabilitation. Rhode Island's only Tennessee Walking Horse breeding facility.

Durfee Hill Management Area
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Durfee Hill covers a total land area of 1176 acres. The area is composed of Primarilly forest land (deciduous 726 acres, evergreen 201 acres), with wetlands (209 acres) and agricultural land (29 acres) accounting for the balance. Site Information:

East Bay Bike Path
East Bay
Experience some of the diverse natural beauty that the Ocean State has to offer. A scenic 14.5-mile path traversing the communities of Providence, East Providence, Warren, Bristol, & Barrington. The path provides spectacular waterfront views, access to several state parks, coastal marshes & ponds. A 10' wide, asphalt-paved path. Suitable for bikers, walkers and in-line skaters.

East Knoll Farm
Newport County

Eight Rod Farm Management Area
Newport County
418 acre former dairy farm located in Tiverton. The property consists of diverse habitats including many farm fields and hedgerows, extensive swamp forest and dense thickets. A ten acre stocked trout pond is present on the east side of 8 Rod Way. Access is off of Route 77 and 8 Rod Way.

Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge
South County
Closed to public. The 833 acre property contains fields, diverse forest habitats, pond, streams (including a lovely waterfall), and a historic cemetery. Wonderful scenery and pleasant hiking opportunities make Fisherville Brook well worth the visit.

Fort Nature Refuge
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
202 Acres of hardwoods and pines bordering the head water ponds and streams of the Woonasquatucket River. Migrating warblers, turkeys, deer and other wildlive of field, pond, and woodlands. Wonderful screnery and pleasant hiking opportunties. For directions and trail map visit

Fort Wetherill State Park
Newport County
Fort Wetherill State Park, situated upon 100 foot high granite cliffs across the water from Fort Adams State Park, is a former coastal defense battery and training camp. Known for its spectacular view of Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, Fort Wetherill has been a popular sight for viewing the numerous Tall Ship Events and Americaís Cup Races. The area is also a major attraction for scuba diving, with Diving Clubs from New York State, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island using the facilities at the boat ramp year round. Additionally, the park offers family and group picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking and exploring on the parkís 61.5 acres of property.

Frosty Drew Observatory
South County
A unique facility for providing hands-on experience in observational astronomy.

George B. Parker Woodland
South County
A 751 acre property consisting of majestic old forest, brooks, fields, and mysterious rock cairns. The caretaker's house was built in the 1700's and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The barn has been converted into a nature center. Wonderful scenery and pleasant hiking opportunties. For directions and trail map visit

George Washington Management Area
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Primitive tent and trailer campsites and 2 shelters in a wooded area overlooking Bowdish Reservoir. Campers limited to two weeks. Swimming,Boating, Fishing and hiking trails. George Washington Management Area covers a total land area of 3489 acres. this area is dominated by forest cover, deciduous forest (2569 acres), and evergreen forest (419 acres) totalling 2988 acres. Wetlands (439 acres), agricultural (3.6 acres), and other lands (94.2 acres) make up the remainder of the property.

Glen Ridge Farm
Newport County
An Alpaca Farm open to groups and individuals.

Goddard State Park
Warwick & West Bay
Goddard Park attracts thousands of visitors each year as Rhode Islandís most popular Metropolitan Park. The park offers a beautiful natural environment with spacious lawns, fields, and forested areas with a variety of trees from all over the world, including 62 deciduous and 19 evergreen species. Visitors can make use of a newly renovated saltwater beach and bathhouse, a nine hole golf course, an equestrian show area, 18 miles of bridle trails, 355 picnic tables, 11 game fields, and a new performing arts center for weddings, concerts, picnics and special events.

Gold Dust Farm
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Gold Dust Farm is a cutting horse training facility located in north western Rhode Island. We provide cutting lessons and training of cutting horses. We also provide general western riding lessons.

Great Swamp Management Area
South County
Great Swamp covers a total land area of 3349 acres. Acreage is divided among the following cover types: wetlands (2262 acres), forest cover (897 acres), agricultural land (88 acres), and other lands (102 acres; brush, utilities, etc.). The area contains extensive forested freshwater wetlands, dominated by red maple swamps with some cedar swamp.

Green Animals Topiary Garden
Newport County
Eighty sculptured trees and shrubs, some shaped in animal forms. Espaliered fruit trees, a rose arbor, and formal flower beds. Small children's vintage toy display. Museum store.

Greenfield Farm
South County
Horseback riding, indoor and outdoor riding rings. All types of riding lessons; hunter, dressage and western. Horse shows.

Haines Memorial State Park
East Bay
Haines Memorial State Park was established in 1911 when Ida M. Haines donated 83 acres of land to the Metropolitan Park Commission. The land was donated for use as a park in memory of her brother. New boat ramp and docking facilities in 2001. Additional parking in 2002.

Hammond Farm
South County
Stables and horseback riding.

Harmony Farms
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Pick your own blueberries, aopples, peaches, raspberries, blackberries. School tours.

Hill Top Equestrians
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Boarding and training of horses. Ride and train in low pressure, non-competitive environment, local horse transportation.

John H Chafee National Wildlife Refuge at Pettaquamscutt Cove
South County
Pettaquamscutt Cove NWR contains over 300 acres of salt marsh and surrounding forest habitat. Boat access to the refuge can be obtained at the Middlebridge boat ramp and by boating to the mouth of the Narrow River.

John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Information available about activities and sites in the Blackstone River Valley which runs from Worcester to Providence. Discover opportunities for walking through mill villages, exploring canal towpaths, canoeing and visiting historic sites that illustrate the Valley as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. NPS Ranger assistance is available, with advance reservations.

John L. Curran Management Area
Greater Providence
The J. L. Curran Management Area covers 332 acres and is largely a forested tract comprised primarily of deciduous hardwood trees, oaks, maple and beech. Two ponds, agricultural land for public gardening.

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