Island-Hopping in Narragansett Bay
We explored the five key islands in upper Narragansett Bay from the Colonial-era song for schoolchildren: "Prudence, Patience, Hope and Despair, and Little Hog Island, right over there."
IF YOU GO
Ownership: Managed by the DEM; off-limits during bird nesting season, from April 1 to August 15.
Size: 207 acres
How to get there: Private boat.
Services: None; you’d be hard-pressed to find a trail to the interior.
Key wildlife: White-tailed deer, minks, otters. The island also serves as a breeding colony for New England cottontail rabbits. Ticks are prevalent.
Fishing situation: Stripers, bluefish.
Don’t miss: Quahogging in the island’s sandy sediment.