Richmond Heritage Trail – Richmond

  • Richmond Heritage Trail
  • Country Acres Road, Richmond, RI
  • Trailhead: 41°30’10.50″N, 71°39’56.31″W
  • Last Time Hiked: September 22, 2017
  • Approximate distance hiked: 1.9 miles
  • Fairly easy.


The Richmond Heritage Trail is one of the newest trail systems in the State opening in September of 2017. It comprises of three very distinctive types of walks. The first part is an ADA accessible stone dust path with a beautiful boardwalk. This section is about a half mile long and offers six informational boards about the history and heritage of Richmond. There is a blue blazed trail that meanders to the far reaches of the property. This trail was developed largely in part by Richmond Boy Scout Troop 1. The trail weaves through a forest of pines, beech, and maple trees. A gravel road is also on the property, that for the most part, parallels the blue trail. The back reaches of the gravel road passes fields of tall grasses and wildflowers that is a haven for butterflies and dragonflies. Adding a little of each of these three different walks, one can hike up to 2 miles. The trail-head is at the base of the towns bright blue water tower at the end of Country Acres Road.


A Stretch of the Boardwalk.

  1. Thanks very much for posting the Heritage Trail site. The Town very much wants residents and visitors to enjoy these trails. The stone-dust trail and boardwalk with picnic table are available for folks with a range of physical capabilities including wheelchair use. The foot trails are mostly through woodland and to the north is the Meadowbrook fen. This is a very serene place to enjoy. Thanks!

    • ACO Fisher #30
    • October 3rd, 2017

    Beautiful Hiking Trail with Great History Boards & photos to review all through the Trail. An abundance of wildlife passing through at times too! Be sure to keep your pets leashed at all times if using any of the Trails in Richmond.

    • Meg Smith
    • May 23rd, 2018

    I’m originally front Richmond and know the area well. How do we access this trail? My partner is a paraplegic. Where do we park?

    • There is parking by the water tower. Click on the coordinates and Google Maps will bring you right to the parking lot/trail head.

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