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Waterman Pond – Coventry

  • Waterman Pond Wildlife Refuge
  • Waterman Hill Road, Coventry, RI
  • Trailhead: 41°43’18.83″N,  71°43’37.65″W
  • Last Time Hiked: April 16, 2014
  • Approximate distance hiked: 1.0 miles
  • Moderate due to seasonal conditions.

 

I suspect during the summer and fall months this would be an easy hike. Today however, after a night of heavy rain, this was a rather a bit of a challenge. The trail starts near the intersection of Plainfield Pike on Waterman Hill Road. It is a very well marked yellow blazed trail. However in the first section most of the trail was more of a stream and could be described as primitive at best. I found myself stepping from rock to rock and log to log to avoid deep areas of ponding. The trail does open up a bit about mid way into the refuge. The pond is visible to the right through the trees. I continued following the trail over a culvert to its end. The trail ends near a small opening with a good view of the pond. The geese here were very vocal about my presence. After taking a few photos I retraced my steps back to the trailhead.

 

I did not find a trail map on-line, however there is a link to the Audubon site.

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