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Crows Nest – Portsmouth

  • Crows Nest
  • Narragansett Avenue, Portsmouth, RI
  • Trailhead:  41°36’10.47″N, 71°18’28.22″W (1.2 miles from ferry)
  • Last Time Hiked: July 29, 2018
  • Approximate distance hiked: 0.3 miles
  • Easy with slight elevation.


This very short hike starting from across the Prudence Island Fire Station leads you to the top of a hill with a scenic view of the East Passage and nearby Dyer Island. At the top of the hill is also a picnic bench which makes this spot a good location for a break from a busy day of hiking.


NOTE: If you plan on hiking on Prudence Island, be known that the island is not commercialized. There are no restaurants, lodging, or transportation services. There are no public restrooms on the island except a composting toilet by the T-Wharf at the southern end of the island, which is several miles from most hikes. Once you are off the ferry you are on your own. Bring everything you will need for a day hike with no services. Furthermore, ticks are in abundance on the island. It is necessary to take precautions including proper clothing, sprays, and frequent checks.



Trail map can be found at: Crows Nest.


View From Crows Nest