Date Of Visit: December 14, 2016
Location: Seapowet Ave, Tiverton, RI (about an hour south of Boston and about 30 minutes southeast of Providence, RI)
Cost: Free but donations are appreciated
Hours: Trails are open dawn until dusk
Parking: There is a lot which can accomodate about 5-10 cars
Trail Difficulty/Size: 50 acres of easy but narrow trails, I couldn’t find a description of the trail lengths but it can’t be more than 4 or 5 miles total
Handicapped Accessible: No
Dog Friendly: No, Audubon sanctuaries are not pet friendly
Highlights:easy trails, blinds to hide behind bird watch, wildlife, streams and bodies of water, birds, scenic
Web Site: Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Sanctuary
Trail Map: Emilie Ruecker Trail Map
As a preface, I am trying to post about as many of my trips from earlier this year before the end of the year. So, I may be posting pretty much every day until the new year and into the beginning of the new year to catch up and start fresh in 2017. Lucky you… ( :
Tucked away just over the Massachusetts and Rhode Island border is a serene little trail with lots of surprises.
One of the cutest surprises are these blinds that you can hide behind to photograph or observe birds.
The trails at Emilie Ruecker are easy enough to navigate and they are mostly loops so it is easy to stay on the trail. There are also maps displayed throughout the sanctuary. The trails can be narrow in some areas. Also, if you go on the red trails, it’s easy to go off track. Just keep looking for the color coded trees to stay on track.
One of the cool things are the openings along the trails that allow you to get closer to the water so you can view the ducks and other birds.
You’ll also find the occasional bench to rest at.
Although there is lots of wildlife at the sanctuary, the highlight for me was the beautiful scenic views.
If you look closely, you may see the outline of a deer just behind the branch of this tree. Unfortunately, my camera couldn’t focus in time to get a better photo.
Much like this deer, the birds at Emilie Ruecker were hard to photograph.
The birds in the water proved more easy to photograph.
These birds were very easy to photograph, as long as I kept my distance. They were hanging out on the other side of the road across from the sanctuary on some farm land.
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