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Program Update

This week's (12/7) Wednesday Morning Bird Walk will be at Burlingame State Park. We will be meeting at the Playground within the park at 9 a.m.

Environmental Education Center

Winter Hours: Open 9:00am-5:00pm Weds.-Sat.; 12:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday





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Caratunk Wildlife Refuge

Caratunk Wildlife Refuge

301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA (401) 949-5454  ~  CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

Refuge Hours:  Sunrise to Sunset

Caratunk Trail Map

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Caratunk Barn and bathrooms will be closed for the winter.

Image   ASRI's Caratunk Refuge provides a protected and diverse habitat for native plants and animals as well as many educational programs. Camp is held here in the summer for children and public programs concerning the environment are held year-round for concerned citizens of all ages. Special programs for scout groups, senior citizens and other community groups may be arranged by reservation. Please call us at (401) 949-5454 x3014 if interested. Check out the Caratunk Program listings for upcoming scheduled events at Caratunk. Six miles of well marked trails are maintained for public use and easy walking in the quiet and natural setting. We encourage proper use of the refuge and stewardship of the gifts it offers us to enjoy. 

Owned and managed by Audubon, Caratunk was established in 1971 through the generosity of Mr. Charles G. Greenhalgh of Pawtucket, RI. The trials weave through nearly 200 acres of fields, forests, and wetlands. Trails are open only to the following activities: hiking, bird watching, nature study, photography, ski touring, and snowshoeing. 

The following are prohibited from the refuge: dogs, horses and other pets; picking or collecting of anything besides litter; picnicking or camping; all vehicles (including bicycles) beyond the parking lot; excessive noisemaking; and alcoholic beverages. 

Directions to Caratunk


 From I-195, take the Broadway exit. Bear left at the bottom of the ramp, onto Warren avenue, turn left at the first set of lights, onto Route 114 north. Travel approximately 2 miles and then turn right onto Route 152 north. Continue on Route 152 across a reservoir and into Seekonk. After you pass the middle school on the left, turn right onto Brown Avenue. Caratunk is 7/10 of a mile on the right.

Using the Trails

Permitted (and encouraged!):

  • Hiking on the trails
  • Observing & learning about wildlife
  • Photography
  • Bird watching
  • Enjoying the area's natural ambience and solitude


Not permitted are:

  • Motorized vehicles
  • Horses or bicycles
  • Dogs and other pets
  • Hunting, fishing, trapping
  • Picnicking or camping
  • Littering
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Collecting plants or other natural objects
  • Geo-caching or Letterboxing

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