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      At over 14,000 mostly forested acres, the Arcadia Management Area is the state’s largest recreational area, offering users a great variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Co-managed by DEM’s Divisions of Forest Environment and Fish & Wildlife, it is promoted as, and actively managed for hunting, as well as fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, to name a few activities. “Multiple use” management principles apply, assuring a safe and satisfying experience for hunters and non-hunters alike.

      Miles upon miles of gravel roads and well marked and maintained trails entice hikers to return to a different section each visit. These same trails are often used by mountain bikers or horseback riders so all users need to act responsibly, show courtesy, and “share the road”. Recommended parking for mountain bikers is at either the Browning Mill Pond Recreation Area lot, or the Brook Trail lot which accesses Midway Trail.

      Fishing and boating is allowed in Breakheart Pond, but not swimming, cooking, or fires. If you are 14 years old or under, try fishing for trout in the stocked Frosty Hollow Pond, which has a handicapped accessible fishing platform. The Wood River, which flows through the heart of the Management Area is also stocked with trout and offers anglers one of the best freshwater fishing experiences available in the state. But remember, some parts of the river are available to fly fisherman only, and others are “catch and release” only. (Contact DEM’s Division of Fish & Wildlife for more information about fishing these areas.)

      Canoeists and kayakers can enjoy the Wood River ’s Class I and Class II stream rating that assures an unforgettable outdoor experience for both novice and experienced alike. A designated canoe launch area is found at the Deer Check Station on Route 165, and there are put-in or take-out areas at each major road crossing. Horseback riders can enjoy camping at the Reynold’s Horseman Area. “Walk in” camping is also available, by permit, at the “Backpack Area”, and a shelter is available for overnight rental at the Frosty Hollow Pond Recreation area.
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      Region Details
      • 24
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      • 7
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      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 21, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      117
      Trails Mountain Bike
      117
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      117
      Trails Trail Running
      117
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      44
      Trails Nordic Ski
      31
      Total Distance
      89 miles
      Total Descent
      9,723 ft
      Total Vertical
      438 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      560 ft
      Reports
      236
      Photos
      34
      Ridden Counter
      8,059

      Photos of Arcadia Management Area Mountain Bike

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      Apr 6, 2021 @ 2:54pm
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      Apr 6, 2021 @ 2:52pm
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      Apr 6, 2021 @ 2:51pm
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      Apr 6, 2021 @ 2:50pm
      Apr 6, 2021
      17 |
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 11:42am
      Apr 4, 2021
      19 |
      Feb 28, 2021 @ 7:24am
      Feb 28, 2021
      trail: Enduro Trail
      24 |
      Dec 26, 2020 @ 8:15am
      Dec 26, 2020

      Videos of Arcadia Management Area Mountain Bike

      1-1-12 Arcadia with Bionic Man and Greta
      1:53 | 318 | Jan 4, 2012
      1-1-12 Arcadia New years day pt.2
      3:31 | 177 | Jan 4, 2012
      11-27-11 South side -Arcadia
      0:54 | 143 | Nov 27, 2011
      Preview of the Infamous Arcadia 666 Time Trail...

      7:52 | 10 | Jul 1, 2021
      Mountain Biking the Slick Rocks at Deep Pond

      6:25 | 103 | Jul 22, 2020
      Mountain Biking Arcadia in Rhode Island

      6:07 | 184 | Jul 22, 2020
      over the hill and through the woods
      0:05 | 572 | May 24, 2008
      Mountain Biking Arcadia Management Area |...

      4:02 | 161 | Aug 28, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Sand Trail
      Jun 21, 2021 @ 7:12am
      Jun 21, 2021
      DryphrideTrail has been reclaimed. There are even...
      Serpintine
      Jun 21, 2021 @ 7:10am
      Jun 21, 2021
      DryphrideTrail has been reclaimed. It needs some...
      Colleen's Playground
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 9:51am
      Jun 13, 2021
      Drycplewis4No change from September 2020 report....
      Sandy Hill Trail
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 2:47pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      Idealjacob90
      Into the pit
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 2:47pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      Dryjacob90
      Deion
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 2:47pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      Idealjacob90
      Bald Hill Brook Lower singletrack
      Apr 18, 2021 @ 9:40am
      Apr 18, 2021
      Drychfphoto
      Frosty Hollow Road
      Feb 14, 2021 @ 11:47am
      Feb 14, 2021
      VariableMegMcMahon
      Blue blaze North/South
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 2:01am
      Jan 16, 2021
      VariableNathancs4YKN Trail slightly overgrown; not ideal for...
      Shelter Trail
      Jan 10, 2021 @ 6:47am
      Jan 10, 2021
      WetDanielaenN1The north side of this ride has a lot of...

      Activity Feed

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      user #2008266PlumbBobMupdatetrailTippecansett Trail
      Jul 1, 2021 @ 6:03pm
      Jul 1, 2021
      user #691475TracyGaddvideoPreview of the Infamous Arcadia 666 Time Trail Course.
      Jul 1, 2021 @ 9:37am
      Jul 1, 2021
      user #1427012NWTdifficultyvotetrail95 Trail
      Jun 29, 2021 @ 8:26am
      Jun 29, 2021
      user #1411785ShadowdrumscommenttrailShelter Trail - Lower
      Jun 27, 2021 @ 12:38pm
      Jun 27, 2021
      user #1806448newforesttherapyvotetrailSand Trail
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 1:19pm
      Jun 24, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #1411785ShadowdrumstrailShelter Trail - LowerTrail is no longer there, should be deleted...
      Jun 27, 2021 @ 12:38pm
      Jun 27, 2021
      user #1806448newforesttherapytrailSerpintineThis trail is on it's way to being fully...
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 6:28am
      Jun 24, 2021
      user #1979347CrideouttrailPower Linefun little downhill with lots of options to...
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 3:03pm
      Apr 4, 2021
      user #1411785ShadowdrumstrailSand TrailOpen and clear!!
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 9:53am
      Apr 4, 2021
      user #1094914Harley77trailBald Hill - Upper SingletrackAmazing trail
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 8:15am
      Jan 1, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Beach Pond 5 15 23.5 km
      Camp Yawgoog 17 4 15.6 km
      Green Falls (Pachaug State Forest) 7 66 km
      Big River Management Area 17 93 5 16.9 km
      Pachaug State Forest 5 36 88.4 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike11789 miles9,721 ft40 miles440 ft
      #4,881#2,23430236122,503
      E-Bike12 miles30 ft
      19919
      Hike11789 miles9,721 ft40 miles440 ft
      #4,289#2,1154236127
      Trail Running11789 miles9,721 ft40 miles440 ft
      #4,288#2,11523678
      Snowmobile11,837 ft118 ft1,837 ft118 ft
      Snowshoe4442 miles3,376 ft18 miles328 ft
      #151#885
      Nordic Ski3128 miles2,293 ft12 miles328 ft
      #172#9631
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