Hiking in Rhode Island is top-notch in the Northwest Corner! Burrillville has several large management areas that host various landscapes, many opportunities to view wildlife, picturesque ponds and streams, and the famous North-South Trail, which crosses directly through our town adjacent to Wallum Lake.
Black Hut Management Area
Come experience Black Hut’s hiking trails, wildlife viewing, bird watching trails, and hunting within its 1548 acres of wonderful forest, wetlands and agricultural land. Rhode Island Rambles has a great review and a photos of the Black Hut area. Make sure to wear orange from October through May because that’s huntin’ season!
985 Spring Lake Road, Burrillville, RI 401-568-4300.
Google Map link of Black Hut Management Area
Buck Hill Management Area
Buck Hill is 1,777 acres, primarily forest land with some wetland area and agricultural land. The Department of Fish and Wildlife maintains a wildlife marsh (approximately 30.7 acres) which serves to attract waterfowl, furbearers such as muskrat, and other wetland dependent birds. This section of Burrillville also boasts hiking trails (the North-South Trail has an entrance here), wildlife viewing and bird watching possibilities, and hunting. If you are looking for a peaceful and secluded hike, Buck Hill is the spot for you! Everytrail.com has some user posted information about hiking through this area, too.
Benson Mountain Trail, Burrillville, RI 401-789-3094.
GPS coordinates: 41.99284,-71.791901
Joseph Brock Blanchard Memorial Management Area
213 acres of town-owned conservation area allows for freshwater fishing, hunting, and bird watching. The Nipmuck River Trail is an attraction for this area. RI Trails provides a very good description of what to expect when visiting Blanchard Memorial Management Area.
562 Round Top Rd., Burrillville, RI 401-789-3095.
Google Map link of Blanchard Memorial Management Area
The North-South Trail is 75 miles of hiking and mountain biking that extends through the state of Rhode Island from the Atlantic Ocean up into Massachusetts. There are entrances to the trail in Burrillville in the Buck Hill Management Area, which crosses over to Wallum Lake and other scenic sights. Check out the trail stats and reviews that were posted to MTBR.com.
Click on the map to your left for a more detailed view of the trail!