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Francis Carter Memorial Preserve

One of South County's largest and best-loved natural areas
Difficulty: Unknown
Duration: Unknown

Overview :  The Carter Preserve is The Nature Conservancy's second largest property in Rhode Island, boasting more than 5 miles of hiking trail.

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Tips:  Directions: From I-95, take Exit 3A, Route 138 East. Follow Route 138 for 2.3 miles to the intersection with Route 112, and bear... more »

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Charlestown, RI, USA
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.4 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
An arching trail through the heart of the preserve, with pond views and stone walls.
Charlestown, RI, USA
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 1.7 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
A wide farm road leads to a 35-acre meadow, brimming with wildflowers and dragonflies.
Charlestown, Rhode Island, United States
Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 1.2 miles
Duration: Unknown
A rambling path through diverse woodlands, with echoes of Carolina's farming past.
Charlestown, RI, USA
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.3 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
A short, rocky scramble for families, with opportunities to extend to a longer hike
Charlestown, RI, USA
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 1.3 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Stone walls are never far from sight, with plenty of ups and downs...