Greenville, Rhode Island, is a small village in the town of Smithfield, located in the northwestern portion of the state, just outside the larger city of Providence. This village is pup-friendly throughout and sports a combination of rural and residential areas that is welcoming to all. If you are looking for a veterinarian for your fur-ever friend while here, there are two clinics in town ready to take care of any of your pet’s needs.
For some pawtastic fun with pup in tow, don’t miss the Ken Weber Conservation Area at Cascade Brook in Smithfield. There are 27 acres of paradise tucked into this area. A one-mile trail meanders past a brook and a small waterfall, all while in a most beautiful area of shade trees and rock outcroppings. Be sure to be careful with your pup during wet conditions on these rocky slopes. You can relax and enjoy the open spaces throughout the park, as well. Be sure to bring plenty of water to share and mutt mitts to keep this park pristine. Your fur-ever friend can explore on an extended long leash here.
Greenville is full of small-town charm and just waiting for you and your fur-ever friend to enjoy!
Head to the Providence neighborhood, in the town of Johnston, just 5.5 miles southeast of Greenville, with your pawtastic pup for some outdoor exploration. The Snake Den State Park, with over 1000 acres, will give you and Fido plenty to do in nature. Why not pack a picnic lunch and head out on their walking trails which wind for miles throughout the property? There is also a working farm on the premises, which adds to the beauty. Visitors frequent the area in the fall to see the spectacular foliage. This is a rural outing, so bring plenty of water to share.
The Stillwater Scenic Trail, in the Esmond neighborhood of Smithfield, is just 4 miles north of Greenville, and is the place to enjoy Rhode Island’s great outdoors. Hop on this one-mile trail that begins here and runs alongside the Woonasquatukcet River. This old rail trail is perfect for all pup-abilities. Bring plenty of water and clean up bags. Fido must remain on leash on this multi-use trail for his safety. If Fido would like to romp on an extended leash, there is a large open space, perfect for just that, at the Esmond Park Conservation Area adjacent to the trail.
The North Scituate neighborhood, in the town of Scituate, 3.7 miles northwest of Greenville, offers a great pup-friendly hiking opportunity for all! Stop by the Esek Hopkins Trailhead, located in the Esek Hopkins Park. Two loop trails each feature over a mile of walking through the forest. Take the Blue Loop up to the top of Huckleberry Hill. There is an elevation increase, so plan accordingly. For elderly pups, choose the White Loop along the stream and lower-lying areas. It is important to keep you fur-ever friend on leash while hiking these trails. Restrooms are in the adjacent park.
The Smithfield neighborhood of the town of Smithfield, 4 miles north of Greenville, offers residents and visitors a pup-tastic outdoor area. The Connors Farm Conservation Area is a great place to take your pup on a hike on the color-coded trails with posted maps to note your location. The Red Trail winds through the woods, across a small bridge over a stream, and ends at a pond where you can sit and do some birdwatching. Or take the 1.6-mile Blue Trail which splits in two, one leading to a small cave to explore. Be sure to keep Fido on leash.
Fun can be found in the West Greenville neighborhood of Greenville. Pack up your pup and head to Deerfield Park for some outdoor enjoyment together. There are multiple sports fields where you can catch a game, and lots of grassy, open spaces for you to wander and relax with your pup by your side. How about taking a long leash and letting Fido romp in the fields? Be sure to bring mutt mitts to clean up after your pawtastic friend. Restrooms and drinking fountains are provided here, so all you need is a picnic lunch to share under the shade pavilions.