Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge - Tiverton, Rhode Island

Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge is an ideal escape in Newport County, Rhode Island. Mike and I stopped here for a hike after a day out in Newport. Tiverton is located about a 25 minute drive away. This beautiful hiking oasis is the perfect place for a nature walk. There are no steep hills or strenuous stretches here, just a peaceful place to get away from it all. We had the entire refuge to ourselves, which made for a quiet, relaxing afternoon.

There are 4 short trails here; we chose to hike the Yellow and Blue Trails. There are about 1.5 miles of trails here if you decide to complete them all. Along the way you will be treated to some excellent views of the Sakonnet River.

A photo gallery from the Yellow Trail

Yellow Trail sign at Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge - Tiverton, RI
Yellow trail path views at Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge
Wooded path views at Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge
River views at Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge in Tiverton, RI
Wooden bench - Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge - Tiverton, RI

A photo gallery from the Blue Trail

Blue trail at Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge
Blue trail wooded views - Emilie Ruecker - Tiverton, RI
Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge - Tiverton, RI
Dragonfly at Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge
Sakonnet River - Tiverton, Rhode Island

Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge is a great way to spend the afternoon exploring nature, taking photographs, and observing wildlife. The trails are flat, well marked, and nicely shaded.

Views of the Seapowet Marsh (located on Seapowet Ave.)

Seapowet Marsh - Tiverton, RI

Tip: Following your hike, head over to Tiverton Four Corners for shopping and dining in a historic setting.

Address: The Wildlife Refuge is located on Seapowet Avenue Tiverton, Rhode Island