George B Parker Wildlife Refuge
Are you looking for a place that feels more remote? Then we have the place for you- the George B Parker Wildlife Refuge. Located off Rt 102 in Coventry, this location feels much remote than it would appear. There are about 7 miles of trails with options for various loops. The refuge is wooded with plenty of intriguing natural and man made points of interest. There are wooden bridges, remains of rock walls, and even beehive smelting ruins. On the natural side are large erratics, bubbling streams, and rocky hills. Kids will enjoy exploring the old ruins while us older hikers will enjoy the calm of New England forests.
Getting there: From 95 take exit 5B onto Rt 102N. Follow 102 for approximately 8 miles. Turn right onto Maple Valley Road. Follow the road to the SECOND parking lot for the preserve (about 6/10 of a mile in.) The lot is on the left.