Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge
Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge | Flickr/Meagan Racey/USFWS
Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge | Flickr/Meagan Racey/USFWS

Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge

Charlestown
National Park

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Boston
May 25, 2021

Everywhere You Should Stop Along Coastal Rhode Island’s Scenic Route 1A

Home to the largest coastal salt pond in the state, Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge is your one-stop shop for flora, fauna, and all things outdoors. Trek along the 1.3-mile Grassy Loop Trail in search of white-tailed deer, foxes, and spotted salamanders, or cast a reel into Ninigret Pond from the comfort of your own kayak. When it comes to birding, the refuge offers a boatload of opportunities to spot great blue herons, ospreys, and even the elusive piping plover, a tiny shorebird that can be found flitting along area beaches during the summer months.

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