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Bramans Lane Pond is part of the Little Creek Preserve.
In 2019 the Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) announced the opening of Little Creek Preserve, a newly-conserved property on Bramans Lane in Portsmouth. ALT purchased the 15.28-acre site, once part of a dairy farm, in 2018 and has spent over a year preparing it for public accessibility.
A new parking area on Bramans Lane provides access to both the park and the existing ten-mile Sakonnet Greenway Trail, also conserved and maintained by the land trust. A half-mile of new grass trails loops into the preserve, with the remaining land left as undisturbed habitat. It is well-marked, with trail maps located at the trailhead on Bramans Lane and available on ALT’s website.
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The Sakonnet Greenway Trail (SGT), which now includes the Little Creek Preserve loop, is the longest contiguous nature trail on Aquidneck Island at 10 miles long. The SGT is a true snapshot of inland Aquidneck Island. Users of the trail have the opportunity to view wildlife across meadows and woodlands as well as enjoy pastoral views of farms and agricultural landscapes.
The trail passes by notable locations like The Glen in Portsmouth, Aquidneck Farms, Newport National Golf Club, Newport Vineyards, soccer fields on Wyatt Road, Albro Woods, and Little Creek Preserve. There are various parking locations throughout the 10 miles noted on the trail map. See the Sakonnet Greenway trail map and trail rules here or view the trail in the Aquidneck Land Trust's interactive property map.
The SGT is free and open to the public dawn to dusk. Please note dogs must be leashed and no bicycles or motorized vehicles are allowed. And please respect our neighbors and stay on the trail! While the trail is open all four seasons it is typically closed for a month in early spring around April-early May to prevent erosion during Mud Season.
Restrooms on site
Wheelchair accessible trail
Last updated February 20, 2023