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Program Update

This week's (10/18) Wednesday morning bird walk will be at Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown. We will meet at 9 am. Parking is at the end of Moonstone Beach Road.

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





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Fort Nature Refuge

Florence Sutherland Fort & Richard Knight Fort Nature Refuge

Providence Pike (Rt. 5), North Smithfield 

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 The headwaters of the Woonasquatucket River rise on this 235-acre woodland. Three small ponds and a variety of deciduous and coniferous trees provide diverse habitat for wildlife.



Take I-295 to Exit 8B (Rte. 7 North). Follow Rte 7 to Providence Pike; bear right onto Providence Pike. Go across at the intersection of Rtes. 5 and 104. refuge is 1/2 mile on the left, the first left after the Primrose Fire Station.

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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