Finding Things To Do In Kent County

Recreation & Activities in Coventry

Much like it’s neighboring towns in Kent County, Coventry offers a wide range of outdoor activities. The biggest attraction is the “Trestle Trail” or Washington Secondary Bike Path. This 19-mile bike path stretches from Cranston to the edges of Coventry and nearby Connecticut. Walkers and wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy this picturesque facility, which is easily accessed and provides a great location for casual exercise throughout the year.

One very popular area to buy a home in Coventry (and visit for recreation activities) is Johnson’s Pond. At 659 acres of fresh water, with an average depth of 19 ft., it’s one of RI’s best spots for swimming, fishing, and more. 


Nicholas Farm Management Area

1429-acre, public-use recreational area managed by the RIDEM department that is open year round for hiking and exploring. It’s also a very popular place for hunting. Game mammals present on the Nicholas Farm Wildlife Management Area include cottontail rabbits, white-tailed deer and furbearers such as fox, coyote, raccoon, muskrat, and mink. Carbuncle Pond, located within the protected area, is a popular destination for freshwater fishing.

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Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge

Managed by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, this diverse wildlife refuge offers 295 acres of forest, wetlands, and open meadows. Carr’s Pond, a 11-acre freshwater pond, is located within the property grounds as well. It’s a great spot for birdwatching, hiking, and spotting wildlife.

Coventry - Big River Management Area

Big River Management Area

One of the largest protected areas in Rhode Island at over 8,000 acres of various forests and wetlands. The area covers land in both Coventry and West Greenwich. Here you’ll find fishing, numerous nature trails, and hunting opportunities if you’re licensed. There is also a freshwater quarry open for swimming!


Briar Point Park and Beach

A small public beach and picnic area on the shore of Tiogue Lake. Great place to bring the kids for freshwater swimming.

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Coventry Pines Country Club

A 9-hole, par 35 golf course open to the public throughout the year. The club offers an indoor golf simulator, private and group golf lessons, and an outdoor driving range.


Midstate Gun Company

A public, indoor shooting range and firearms & ammunition shop. You can rent firearms or bring your own. Visitors can sign up for a membership and take beginner or advanced level classes.


George B. Parker Wildlife Refuge

An extensive, 860-acre trail system through diverse terrain that can take most of a day to fully explore. Revolutionary War-era carriage roads and historic rock formations are fun to explore during a day hike.

Recreation & Activities in West Greenwich

Much like the rest of western Rhode Island, West Greenwich is largely made up of forests, farms and natural landscapes, so the area is rich with outdoor recreation opportunities. It’s home to several nature preserves, state parks, wildlife refuges, and freshwater ponds.

Big River Management Area

By far the largest outdoor recreation spot in West Greenwich at 8,319 acres. Here you’ll find fishing, numerous nature trails, and hunting opportunities if you’re licensed. There is also a freshwater quarry open for swimming!

Welcome to Warwick

At nearly 50 sq. miles, Warwick has a lot of space and opportunity for recreation. Beaches, public parks, golf courses, historic villages, and fun annual festivals are plentiful in this city. Some might even say Warwick residents are a little spoiled because of their easy access to Goddard Park and RI tourism favorites like the Warwick Neck Lighthouse.

Discover Things to do in West Warwick

For a small town, West Warwick has a surprising number of local parks and recreation areas for residents to enjoy. The Washington Secondary Bike Path, a 19-mile stretch that travels directly through the northern section of town, can bring you to the edges of Coventry or all the way up to Lower Providence. Matteson Pond and Riverpoint Park are two areas perfect for day hiking, outings, and nature walks. And if you’re looking to play a quick game of golf or become a member, West Warwick Country Club and Midville Golf Club are both nine-hole, regulation length courses. Also be sure to check out the Arctic Playhouse