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Wednesday morning bird walk: Beavertail State Park, Jamestown, meet in the second parking lot at 9 am.

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Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge

Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge

12 Sanderson Road (Rt. 5), Smithfield, RI (401) 949-5454

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A 120- acre refuge harbors ASRI's headquarters. The refuge has fine stands of pines, a pond, and a brook. The headquarters has a gift shop, teacher's resource center, and bird feeding station. Read about our refuge's rich history.

Directions to Powder Mill Ledges

From I-295, take exit 7B onto Route 44 West. At fourth set of lights, turn left onto Route 5 (Sanderson road). Turn left at the second driveway into the parking lot.

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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12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI 02917 ~ 401-949-5454
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