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Breakheart Loop

Exeter, RI

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Breakheart Loop is a 6.3 mile loop trail located near Exeter, Rhode Island that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking & walking and is accessible from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Great Swamp Management Area
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12 Completed 5 Reviews

Personally, this is my favorite place to hike in South County. Coming from Colorado, where you can wander for weeks on all the forest service roads, I needed to have a place to just wander, zone out and not worry about where I was going. The Great Swamp is perfect for that. My dog (leashless from August to March!) and I love the wide trails and access to water. There are several options for loops, which are great for just wandering--you never get lost! The wide loop by the swamp is absolutely beautiful with its wide-open views, something that seems hard to find here in RI, where most everything is thickly wooded. I do worry about all the hunting going on in the fall and winter, but we made sure everyone including the dog was wearing orange, and it seemed pretty safe.

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Touisset Marsh Refuge
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12 Completed 1 Reviews

An excellent trail in all seasons! Home of Deer, Coyote, rabbits, fox, owls, hawks, osprey, cranes and much much more!
contains 3 letterboxes if you are interested in that too!

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Breakheart Loop
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Breakheart loop of a peaceful walk; just enough of a challenge to be enjoyable!! Dogs love it except for the occasional mtn biker, we feel like with have the place to ourselves.

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Francis C. Carter Memorial Preserve Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

My dog and I love this place! We try to make it here at least once a week weather permitting. If you want to visit in the winter you'll need snowshoes or x-country skis. Another happy place.

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Westerly Town Forest Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Westerly Town Forest is one of my happiest places on earth. It is dog and kid friendly; a well marked trail through beautiful scenery. I highly recommend this trail to hikers and runners of all abilities.

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Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge Trail
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16 Completed 2 Reviews

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Cliff Walk
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16 Completed 2 Reviews

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Wolf Hill Forest Perserve
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

Great afternoon hike exploring the trails in Smithfield. The different trails are varied enough that you can walk along a pond, hike up a short but steep scramble, and find yourself surrounded by the hum of high voltage electrical wires. Trees were recently cleared so you can see Providence from Mercer Lookout - great view (warning: beware of a lot of broken glass if you have dogs or kids). We hiked about 4.18 miles out of the entire preserve and found the trail well marked in most places and well maintained.

For a great hike around the preserve, follow Mary Mowry Trail > Harris Farm Loop > World War II Memorial Trail > Mercer Trail > Wolf Hill Trail > Ken Weber Trail and back to Mary Mowry Trail.

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East Beach, Ninigret Conservation Area Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

nice and long, easy trail. Good for running. Beautiful views.

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Melville Park Trails
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18 Completed 7 Reviews

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