Places We Protect

Carter Preserve

Rhode Island

An open forest of oak and pine trees, over a dense, green understory.
Carter Preserve Once cleared for sheep pasture, southern Rhode Island’s coastal forest provides nesting habitat for a host of migratory songbirds. © The Nature Conservancy

One of South County’s Best Hiking Areas

The trails wind over a landscape formed by glaciers and shaped by generations of farmers. From field to forest, this land has interesting stories to tell.