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Goosewing Beach: Nature Walks & Programs

June 01, 2014 - August 30, 2014
**Various times

Goosewing Beach Preserve, Little Compton | Show Directions



Take 195 east and exit at Route 24 south in Fall River, Massachusetts

  • From Route 24, exit at Route 77 in Tiverton
  • Turn left at the bottom of the exit ramp to go south
  • Continue past Tiverton Four Corners until you see a sign for The Commons
  • Turn left on Meeting House Lane toward the Commons and follow to its end
  • Turn right at Wilbur's store onto South Commons Road
  • When you come to a "T" intersection, turn left onto Brownell Road and then take your first right onto South Shore Road.
  • Stay on this road - it will take a sharp left and deposit you on Little Compton's South Shore Beach.
  • To access Goosewing Beach Preserve, you must cross South Shore Beach.

The town of Little Compton charges a  parking fee from, approximately, Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Call the Little Compton town hall for current rates.

Most programs listed meet at the Benjamin Family Environmental Center located on the hill overlooking Goosewing Beach Preserve.

Join us for
Free Summer Programs

Meet at the Benjamin Family Environmental Center located on the hill overlooking Goosewing Beach Preserve unless otherwise noted.

Please register by emailing Sarah Summers, Education Coordinator, at or by calling
401-331-7110, x 36 (Please leave a message with your information).

Download PDF of Programs

Saturday Strolls at Goosewing
June 21, July 5, August 2 & 30
9:00-10:30 am

Start your weekend with a stroll down Goosewing Beach. Walks include general information about the plants and animals of Goosewing, and we’ll focus on a specific theme each week.
June 21—Plovers and Terns
July 5—Plants of Goosewing
August 2—Chicks!
August 30—Migrating Shorebirds

Saturday Strolls at PT Marvell
July 19 & August 16
9:00-10:30 am
Goosewing’s lesser-known neighbor, PT Marvell preserve, is a beautiful woodland and meadow habitat. Start your weekend with birdsong and butterflies on this guided walk. Meet at the entrance to South Shore beach.

Sunset Walks
June 26 & July 24
7:30 pm
Join us for a guided stroll along Goosewing Beach at sunset. Bring a camera for the beautiful sunset over Quicksand Pond!

Explorers Program
Thursdays July 3 - August 28
Kids ages 6-10 can become nature explorers this summer at Goosewing! Each week we’ll get another close up look at the world with games, nature exploration and hikes. Attend one or all. Adult accompaniment required.

Salt Pond Exploration
July 26, August 9, &  23
10:30 am
Blue crabs, shrimp, minnows and more! Bring the whole family to search for critters in our salt pond with a seine net and smaller dip nets. Wear shoes that can get wet, children under 12 need adult accompaniment.

Family Series
Watch for upcoming information about our family series, featuring nature programs for all ages!

Visit The Benjamin Family Environmental Center!
Come check out our Center, located up the hill overlooking Goosewing Beach  Preserve. We have exhibits about the plants and animals of Goosewing, activities for kids, and a naturalist who can answer all your questions.  Also keep an eye out for unscheduled activities and games on the beach or in the field outside the Center.

Environmental Center Hours of Operation

Fridays &Saturdays
12:00-3:00 pm

July & August:
Thursdays -Saturdays
12:00–3:00 pm

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