This flat, 5-mile trail is inhabited by diverse wildlife. This area offers the best spring birding in terms of the number of species; it is home to numerous and easy to find bluebird boxes and osprey nests and is the largest swap in New England, containing extensive forested freshwater wetlands, dominated by red maple and cedar swamp.
Great Swamp covers a total land area of 3,349 acres. Acreage is divided among the following cover types: wetlands (2,262 acres), forest cover (897 acres), agricultural land (88 acres) and other lands (102 acres; brush, utilities etc.).
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Fall - Spring 2023-2024 RHODE ISLAND DIGITAL VISITOR GUIDE