This site is designed to provide quick, organized access to informative Rhode Island hiking websites. Hiking enthusiasts like you have created excellent web pages on Rhode Island hiking trails -- then posted those pages on free web servers -- only to be ignored by search engines. The purpose of this site is to provide a way to find these personal hiking pages, and make your research easier.
General Trails info page, on something called the JuicenJavaLounge.com site. With a name like that, you surely can't expect much, so you'll be pleasantly surprised how much info is here. Good site, lots of trail facts.
Audobon Society of Rhode Island Refuge Trail Maps page. Good stuff, maps load fast and are well done. Refuges include Caratunk, Davis Memorial, Fisherville, Fort Kimball, McIntosh, Parker Woodland, Powder Mill Ledges, Ruecker, Long Pond Woods, Touisset Marsh. A must bookmark page for RI residents.
site for climbers, but full of information on interesting rock formations for the slackpacker. On the NewEnglandBouldering.com site, which is a great source of info for cool rock formations and outcroppings all over New England.
Here's the "Wildwander" (abbreviation of Wilderness Wanderings) blog by Kim Bartell which is sort of an all-around New England hiking blog but mainly features Kim's frequent ramblings through RI. Click on this blog and you'll visit places like the Carolina Wildlife Management Area, Arcadia Management Area, Great Swamp, and plenty of nearby spots in Mass. Enjoyable reading with some helpful links and tips.
The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Tippecansett Trail begins at the RI - CT border. It runs through Dinosaur Caves and Cliffs up to something called Signpost Tree. Descriptive page on the Yawgoog site (see below) by David Brierley. We pulled this one out for an individual listing because of its popularity.
This is a comprehensive -- and we do mean comprehensive -- website detailing the hiking trails at the Yawgoog Scout Reservation on the RI/CT border. Lengthy trail descriptions, maps, and more. Hikers who are not officially camping at Yawgoog ("non-campers") are welcome to hike on marked trails in the undeveloped western and northern areas of the Reservation, including the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Narragansett and Tippecansett Trails. A detailed explanation of the everything is close to Providence. Anyway, my favorite southern New England book, Best Hikes With Children in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island,
features 16 Trails in Rhode Island alone. Written by Cynthia and Thomas Lewis, this book goes well beyond the typical 1/4 mile park nature loops that anybody can find. This is for children that aren't afraid to be challenged a bit (but not too much) and will appreciate more stimulating scenery and environments. And parents...try to keep up...ok?
Got kids? Got kids? Recently caught this guy, Brady Rymer, at a show in the northeast. Infectious to say the least, a fun, energetic sing-along type thing had the audience singing and grinning from ear to ear. Now don't ask why, but I bought the CD (my own kids are teenagers) and now I can't get these tunes out of my head. If you've got kids between the ages of 2 and 7 or thereabouts, you'll just love this music. So much better musically and lyrically than the usual drivel recorded for kids, that mind-numbing stuff that drives you nuts. If you don't have kids, you'll have to think up some other excuse for buying it. And when you do, let me know, because my daughters think I'm crazy. Not sure where'd you find it in stores, so here's a direct link to Amazon.com for I Found It! and again, the singer's name is Brady Rymer. Just great stuff, excellent gift for pre-K kids.