- The list below includes 227 free or cheap things to do in or near Smithfield, Rhode Island, including 113 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Farms & Ranches, Walking Trails and Beaches.
- From Mowry Conservation Area to Connor's Farm Conservation Area, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Smithfield and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Providence, Warwick, Cranston and North Kingstown.
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17-35 Connor's Farm Drive, Smithfield, RI 2917 MoreLess Info
A popular hiking destination in Smithfield, Connor's Farm Conservation Area offers some of the best sights in the city. Visitors can enjoy easy or challenging trails that include rocky hillsides, river crossings and marshland.
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Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge is run and maintained by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Three trails provide up to 1 1/2 hours of naturally beautiful hikes and a bird feeding station is also available to visit.
Wolf Hill Forest Preserve provides 6 miles of hiking and nature trails along the Woonasquatucket Reservoir. This is a popular location for bird watching, hiking, wilderness walks, and fishing and a WWII memorial can also be found.
Ideal for leisurely walks, the Stillwater Scenic Trail was originally the bed of a railroad that connected Providence with several Massachusetts towns. Most of the one mile trail follows the Woonasquatucket River before it flows into the Stillwater Pond.
Audubon Society of Rhode Island has a gift shop, educational resource center and bird feeding station and is headquartered on a 120-acre wildlife refuge. Visitors can hike the trails and enjoy watching birds and other animals.
Featuring paddle boards from 9 to 12 feet long, Neverbored Board Shop, Inc. offers visitors hourly rentals and lessons with experienced instructors. During the winter, visitors can also rent snowboards to take out on the region's slopes.