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Peaks
Peaks Norman Bird Sanctuary, RI
Trails
Trails: Woodcock Trail, Gray Craig Trail, Valley Trail, Nelson Pond Trail, Red Fox Trail, Hanging Rock Trail, Woodland Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 1, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, RI. There is no fee to park in the lot, but this nonprofit organization charges a trail fee of $6/adult $3/child nonmembers. Open 9am-5pm except major holidays. Pay at the Welcome Center; there is also a museum. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridge over the outlet of Red Maple Pond. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: These trails are very well maintained. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Uh uh. Sorry guys. 
Bugs
Bugs: A few were out and about but we didn't encounter any troublemakers. Poison ivy is off to a healthy start in places however. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: There are some great viewing spots, especially at the end of the Hanging Rock Trail and on the Nelson Pond Trail. We got to see two young red tailed hawks nesting in a big pine tree behind the Welcome Center. They were quite large and almost ready to go off on their own. We also saw a pair of swans on a huge nest on the far side of Nelson Pond, but no eggs or cygnets yet. This place is very close to Sachuest Point, Purgatory Chasm, and the Cliff Walk.  
Name
Name: peaksseeker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: peaksseeker@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-06-01 
Link
Link: http:// 
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