Great Swamp Monument

Tips for Birding

The Great Swamp Management Area contains several miles of trails that wind through fields and mixed forests and around an impoundment. The area is a good place to find passerines during spring migration.

The trail that circles the impoundment travels through different habitats that attract a variety of birds. It is about a five-mile round-trip hike from the parking area.

About Great Swamp Management Area

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Great Swamp covers a total land area of 3349 acres. Acreage is divided among the following cover types: wetlands (2262 acres), forest cover (897 acres), agricultural land (eighty-eight acres), and other lands (102 acres; brush, utilities, etc.). The area contains extensive forested freshwater wetlands, dominated by red maple swamps with some cedar swamp.

Notable Trails

The AllTrails website has a description and map of trails at the Great Swamp Management Area.

Content from Rhode Island Birds and Great Swamp Wildlife Management Area website