Rhode Island Water Trails
Here is you
chance to enjoy the beauty and the serenity of being on a water trail in
Rhode Island. So grab your kayak, canoe or paddle boat and
begin your adventure.
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thought that you could find these many water trails in Rhode
Island River Trails
Great Swamp - South
Great Swamp, located in the southern part of Rhode Island,
provides perhaps the most intriguing canoe trip in the
state. The trip is an excursion into hidden jungle-like
retreats that cannot be reached any other way. Here, you
will float into a vast state-owned management area on one
river, paddle across a shallow but wide pond, and then
finish your trip on another river that snakes its way
through dense vine-draped vegetation. There will be no doubt
in your mind why this area is called Great Swamp.
routes are available. The full 7-mile trip includes portions
of the Chipuxet and Charles rivers and Worden's Pond. A
shorter version of about 5.5 miles takes the Chipuxet to
Worden's Pond, and then follows the pond's southern
shoreline to a landing. The shorter trip takes only about
2.5 hours, but it misses the fascinating atmosphere of the
winding Charles, as well as a lunch break on a picturesque
point jutting out into the pond and a stopover at a wildlife
marsh where ospreys, a relatively rare bird, can be spotted.
See map of the route.
Water Trail Sites