National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stressful daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings.
The hiking trails at both the headquarters unit and Salt Pond unit of the refuge are open to the public from sunrise to sunset. There are special extended hours for fishing the cinder worm hatch during the month of May.
The Ocean View Trail, accessible from the Kettle Pond Visitor Center, is a 1/2 mile trail marked by 15,000 year-old ridges and depressions shaped by the great ice sheet. At the end of the trail is a tower where visitors are treated to views of Ninigret Pond, coastal shrublands, barrier beaches, and Block Island. This view ties into the exhibit theme of Kettle Pond Visitor Center, where habitats are "Individually Unique....Ecologically Connected. Same as our partners, programs, and wildlife!