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Johannis Farm – Barrington/Swansea

  • Johannis Farm Wildlife Preserve
  • Barrington, RI
  • Trailhead: Undisclosed
  • Last Time Hiked: April 9, 2016
  • Approximate distance hiked: 1.2 miles
  • Fairly easy with some areas of mud.


Along the shore of the Palmer River, this uniquely fragile piece of land is one of the Barrington Land Conservation Trusts most beautiful properties. Partly the reason for that is the fact that it is quite preserved. The property is only open to the general public during tours. Johannis Farm includes open fields, farmland, salt water marshes and wetlands, as well as woodlands. The property is great for bird watching and is home to egrets, ospreys, geese, ducks, and bald eagles. The walk, just over a mile and led by a member of the Land Trust, covers all the features of the property. There are a couple wooden footbridges to cross. They are narrow, tend to be slick, and could be challenging to those with balance issues. It is a very damp site, so proper footwear is required, waterproof boots are highly suggestible. The property extends into Swansea and also abuts the Barney/Bell Preserve in Swansea as well. Please respect the rules of this property and only visit during public tours. You can contact the Barrington Land Conservation Trust at to inquire about their next public tour.


Open Field at Johannis Farm