Harrisville is one of seven villages in the northwest corner of Rhode Island, inside the town of Burrillville. Settled in 1662, this pup-friendly town is full of historic mills remaining from the past booming industries of this area. While visiting here, the Northern Rhode Island Veterinary Clinic, located 8 miles northeast of Harrisville in the town of Forestdale, is ready to take care of any health concerns you might have.
Although there are no parks in the village of Harrisville, you and your pawtastic pup can visit White Mill Park in nearby Burrillville. It is a great place to take your pup for a walk. Check out the waterfall near the old dam and walk across the scenic wooden footbridge which spans Clear River and connects you and Fido to walking trails throughout the property. Keep your fur-ever friend on leash, and clean up after them to keep this park pristine. Restrooms are on site.
For more outdoor romping, head to the Black Hut Management Area also in Burrillville, which offers 1548 acres of wildlife and marshes which you can enjoy hiking on with your pup. Jump on the North-South Trail for 75 miles of adventure throughout this park.
Harrisville is a great, pup-friendly place to visit.
In the Round Top/ Laurel Hill neighborhood, in the town of Burrillville, 3 miles west of Harrisville, you and your pup will find plenty of outdoor adventure at the Buck Hill Management Area. This land offers 2049 acres of forests, wetlands and marshes to explore. Hop on the Buck Hill Trail’s 7-mile loop for a great hiking experience with Fido. Pups are welcome, but they must remain on leash throughout this popular, moderate-rated, trail which offers year-round fun and beautiful scenery. Be sure to pack plenty of water and don’t forget to bring the camera! There are no restroom facilities.
Visit the Sprague Farm Town Forest, in the Chepachet neighborhood, in the town of Glocester 4.6 miles south of Harrisville, for some outdoor fun with your pawtastic pup! This forest features 1278 spectacular acres to explore and Fido is welcome here off leash. Carve your own path through 1200 acres of forests, or hike miles of formerly used gravel roads which wind throughout. Jump on the Kilmartin Woodland Trail or Huckins Woodland Trail which feature streams to hike over and long stretches of historic stone walls to hike past, which run along the foot paths in the trees.
In the Slatersville Library neighborhood, in the town of North Smithfield, 10 miles east of Harrisville, you and your fur-ever friend can head over to Pacheco Park which offers lovely, landscaped grounds for you to enjoy. Take the paved paths for a walk about with Fido and enjoy watching the children entertain themselves on the playground facilities. There are sports fields and sport courts for you to catch a game in action. Restrooms and drinking fountains are on site. Keep your pawtastic pup on leash throughout, and be sure to bring clean up mitts to keep this park always pup-friendly.
The Ken Weber Conservation Area at Cascade Brook is your ticket to outdoor adventure in the Greenville neighborhood, of the town of Smithfield, 9 miles southeast of Harrisville. There are 27 acres here where you can enjoy hiking. Take the 1-mile loop trail which runs through the forest to the top of the property for scenic views. You can also hike along the brook to the small waterfall where the trail forks. This conservation area is home to native wildlife here but is pup-friendly throughout. Please keep Fido on leash while visiting and be sure to clean up after them.