Simmons Mill Pond is a secret known only to a few dog walkers, hikers, and hunters. It’s in the romantically-named Simmons Mill Pond Management Area, a few hundred acres of ponds and Oak-Holly forest with nice cleared trails. Over the past few years, dedicated volunteers have added dozens of nature notes to the trails, calling attention to plants, birds, and historical features. It’s both good outdoor adventure and educational at the same time!

Place: Simmons Pond

Address: Colebrook Road, Little Compton, RI

Name: Steve Lubar