Over the Memorial Day weekend, we took a family hike & explored Caratunk Wildlife Refuge in Seekonk, Massachusetts. Caratunk is a beautiful 200 acres of fields, forests & wetlands with 6 miles of marked trails. It is managed by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and is home to many birds and other wildlife.
We explored one trail and it took us about an hour to complete with a little one walking along most of the time. The trail was pretty level, with some bridges and boardwalks and easy for everyone to walk. We stopped a few times to listen for birds, observe a critter or to take in the scenery. It really is a beautiful location and well deserved of a visit.
We saw many species of wildlife up close and personal while walking around Caratunk. The large field is full of birdhouses and different types of birds flying around. It is a great place to go bird watching!
At one point while hiking through the woods we thought we heard a woodpecker.
But it turned out to just be a large tree creaking in the wind.
While hiking in the woods we also stumbled upon not one,
but two little snakes warming themselves in the sun.
We also saw some beautiful insects. A swallowtail butterfly and a cute little ladybug.
Caratunk also has a scenic brook babbling through the property. We stopped a couple of times to watch the water and to snap some pictures.
In addition to seeing some beautiful scenery, hiking is a great way to spend quality time with family. Caden really enjoyed being outside, exploring the woods with his parents and grandparents.
We can’t wait to go exploring again!
Do you hike with your family? Where are some of the places you have visited?
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