Long and Ell Ponds Natural Area Trail Map
Published in 2004
Map dimensions: 17.375″ (44.1 cm) x 9.25″ (23.5 cm) – w x h – folds to 3.5″ (8.9 cm) x 4.625 (11.7 cm)
Printed on two sides on high quality waterproof, tear resistant Hop-Syn® Synthetic paper. Enlarged, dependable detail of one of Rhode Island’s most scenic treasures.
The Long and Ell Ponds Natural Area is probably one of the most unique natural landscapes in southern New England. Nature lovers are attracted to this special place for the views of the ponds and surrounding countryside from the high, rugged, granite ledges that cover this area. Under multiple ownership, this protected area is composed of different parcels of land that are owned and collectively managed by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, and The Nature Conservancy. Narragansett Trail passes through the area and is the only way to see this stunning preserve.
In 1974, the National Park Service designated Ell Pond as a National Natural Landmark. “This site possesses exceptional value as an illustration of the nation’s natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of man’s environment.”
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