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Field Trips and Events

Rhode Island

Explore Rhode Island Outdoors

Enjoy the outdoors by visiting one of our many preserves in the state, or by participating in our ongoing nature walks and events.  Nature walks and programs are free unless otherwise noted.  Donations are gladly accepted!

Visit Places We Protect for information about our preserves open to the public.

For Volunteer Opportunities click the tab next to Events!  For more information visit VOLUNTEER.

Special Events

  • Canonchet Preserves Hike – New Trail Open!

    Canonchet Preserves, Hopkinton
    November 15, 2014

    We are excited to announce the opening of a new trail at the 750 acre Canonchet Preserves! The Nature Conservancy and our partners at the Hopkinton Land Trust have been working together to enhance the trail system and parking areas. We’ll enjoy a 2 mile loop hi... Learn more

  • Super Bowl 5-Miler

    Francis Carter Preserve, Charlestown
    January 31, 2015

    Get a jump on the nachos with a vigorous hike around one of South County’s best-loved natural areas. On this hike, we'll explore all of the Carter trails, from the rocky woods to the wide open meadow. Meet at the Old Mill Road parking lot. For more informatio... Learn more

  • Wolf Full Moon

    Tillinghast Pond Management Area, West Greenwich
    January 05, 2015

    Come outside and enjoy some extra fresh winter air!  With any luck we’ll have snow on the ground and clear skies above, and the moonlight will illuminate the woods and hayfields beautifully. Meet at the Plain Road parking lot. For more information contac... Learn more

  • Winter Hike

    Tillinghast Pond Management Area, West Greenwich
    December 13, 2014

    Shake off the holiday stress by spending a little more time outdoors in the deep quiet of the winter woods.  Hug a tree, throw a snow ball, or just watch the birds – you’ll feel better!  Meet at the Plain Road parking lot. For more information ... Learn more

  • Autumn Hike at Lime Rock

    Lime Rock Preserve, Lincoln
    October 18, 2014

    Cooler days and few bugs make autumn a great time to hike TNC's Preserves! Fall is one of the best seasons to visit the Lime Rock Preserve when colorful leaves reflect off the pond (former Manton reservoir). Just 10 minutes from downtown Providence, the Preserve is u... Learn more

  • Fall Foliage Hike

    Tillinghast Pond Management Area, West Greenwich
    October 18, 2014

    We got rained out last weekend, but this Saturday looks fantastic for hiking!  If you can't make the morning hike at TNC's Lime Rock Preserve, then check out this 4-mile hike at Tillinghast Pond.  We will combine the Pond Loop (white) with the Flintlock Loo... Learn more

  • Night Hike

    Francis Carter Preserve
    October 21, 2014

    You may have hiked at the Carter Preserve before -- but have you tried it in the dark?  Come test your nerve and your night vision! This 3.5-mile hike will combine the rocky uplands of the preserve with the big, open field at the far end.  Along the way, w... Learn more

  • Community Bird Census

    Block Island
    December 26, 2014

    Community Bird Census with the Ocean View Foundation.  Discover the fascinating nature of Block Island. This is the last of three guided monthly walks for families (with kids of all ages) and individuals. Explore areas and species special to Block Island. These ... Learn more

  • 14th Annual Thanksgiving Beach Walk

    Block Island
    November 28, 2014

    Please join us Thanksgiving weekend for our 14th Annual Thanksgiving Beach Walk to honor the Late Capt. John R. "Rob" Lewis.  Meet at the Town Beach Pavilion To see more listings visit Field Trips & Events.   Learn more

  • Thanksgiving Open House

    Block Island
    November 28, 2014

    Please join us for Thanksgiving weekend for our Thanksgiving Open House.  The Block Island Program of The Nature Conservancy would like to thank all of its supporters, community sponsors, volunteers and conservation partners for supporting our program.  To... Learn more

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Become a Friend of the Dundery Brook Trail!
    Volunteers Needed!

    Little Compton, RI

    Volunteering is as easy as taking a walk in the woods!  We need you to help monitor trail conditions and report any problems.  Check on parking area, signage, boardwalk and other structures, perform basic maintenance tasks such as removing litter and f... Learn more

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