The word caratunk in the Algonquin language means “where the rivers meet.” It’s an apt name for Audubon’s very popular wildlife refuge in Seekonk, where Cole’s Brook intersects with an unnamed stream amid ponds, forests, meadows and wetlands. Click here for a 90-second video of the Refuge trail.
Located at 130 Brown Avenue in Seekonk, Caratunk offers a large barn that can be rented for events and over three and a half miles of trails through both open fields and woodlands.
With nearly 200 acres of fields, forests, streams, and ponds, the Refuge offers miles of well-marked trails and is one of Audubon’s most popular properties. Click here or on the map above for a trail map.
The Caratunk Wildlife Refuge was voted Audubon’s favorite refuge to hike in a 2012 survey of Audubon members. Its popularity is due in part to its location close to the metro Providence area, enabling a large segment of the population only have to travel a short distance to enjoy its trails and programs.
Click here for a 90-second video of the Refuge trail.