Lincoln Woods State Park
This well-developed 627-acre forested park offers many opportunities to enjoy and learn about Rhode Island's environment, at a short distance from Providence. An abandoned limestone quarry is found here, and many large glacial boulders are scattered throughout the park. Olney Pond offers opportunities for boating and fishing, and the bathing beach is a opoular summer attraction. During migrating periods, flocks of waterfowl can be seen on the pond. Among the more common species to be seen are double creasted cormorant, mallard, American black duck, hooded and common mergansers, and ring-necked duck. Fish include stocked trout and salmon, and several warmwater species. The pond is also a popular ice fishing area. There are many recreational activities, including horse trails (bring your own horse).
For more information, contact R.I. DEM, Division of Parks and Recreation, Lincoln Woods, (401) 723-7892.
Take Rte. 146 to Lincoln Woods exit and park entrance.
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