Fall on The Classic Coast is hard to beat.

Picture this: fall adorned storefronts, a crisp autumn breeze filling your lungs, and crunchy-leaves rustling beneath your feet as you walk through cobblestone streets. Classic.

If you’re looking for some aesthetic fall spots to explore for your next stop-and-take-a-picture moment, we’ve got you covered below.

Bowen’s Wharf

Back to Top of List

Known for their iconic dockside seafood festivals, sidewalk sales and autumn harbor cruises, enjoy the crisp autumn air and get lost in the cobblestone streets of Bowen’s Wharf this fall. Explore the various restaurants, boutiques, galleries and more that this anchor to Newport has to offer.


Want to bring your Instagram feed to the next level? Check out the Kiel James Patrick (aka KJP on the 'gram) storefront, where you will find an exquisite display of mums, corn stalks, pumpkins and gourds nestled around a rustic bench—arranged picture-perfect for your photo op.

Location: 13 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, Rhode Island

Downtown Fall JKP 2022


Queen Anne Square

Back to Top of List

Head to Queen Anne Square located in the center of downtown Newport to admire Trinity Church and the charming adjacent park. Come autumn, the square is filled with falling leaves, lamppost lined paths, architectural heritage (hint hint: stop by The Hearth—an accurate replica of a period fireplace and chimney—for a quick history lesson), local buskers and a pop-up seasonal pumpkin patch. 


Enjoy the annual Trinity Church Pumpkin Patch, open daily through Halloween. Whether you're in the mood for pumpkin picking and themed photo-ops (yes, the golden coach is scheduled to make an appearance again this year) or want to indulge in some warm cider and decadent homemade treats, this pop-up pumpkin patch will have all of your fall cravings satisfied.

Plus, all proceeds from the patch support Trinity Church and their outreach programs, a win-win fall activity. 

Location: Queen Anne Square, Newport



Bellevue Avenue

Back to Top of List

If you’re looking for a picture-perfect-view of fall foliage filled with classic New England charm, take a stroll (or a drive) down Bellevue Avenue. This historic street, sheathed by trees and mansions from the Gilded Age, is the ideal backdrop for your next fall photoshoot.


Make a pit-stop at one of the many Newport Mansions located on or just off Bellevue Avenue for a tour of the iconic summer cottages and their grounds dressed in autumnal hues. 

Location: Bellevue Avenue, Newport

Bellevue Ave Fall Leaves


Newport Mansions

Back to Top of List

Despite being built as summer cottages, the Newport Mansions are a jaw-dropping spectacle during every season. In the Fall, the multicolored autumn aura and the beauty of these enchanting Gilded Age mansions is truly unmatched.

So good, you will just have to see for yourself.

Location: Across Newport



Sweet Berry Farm

Back to Top of List

Take a trip to Sweet Berry Farm for a classic fall pick-your-own experience loaded with photo-worthy scenes. Be sure to check out (and snap a photo of) the market and café located on the property where you will be welcomed by the presence of hundreds of pumpkins, gourds, and other seasonal vegetables upon your arrival.


Browse the adorable, and aesthetically pleasing, pop-up Farmaesthetics shed (located next to the farm store) for an array of fine herbal skincare, specialty goods and products made by local artisans, and another great photo backdrop for the 'gram. 

Location:  915 Mitchell's Lane, Middletown 



Cliff Walk

Back to Top of List

Saunter down Newport’s famous 3.5 mile Cliff Walk for panoramic-360-coastline-views infused with sightings of surfers and crashing waves, private homes and preserved architecture from the Gilded Age. Combine these views with the brisk fall air, rocky terrain, and changing leaves, and you have the recipe for a quintessential fall photo.

Location: Various trail openings, for more info click here

Cliff Walk Fall / Winter


Castle Hill Lighthouse

Back to Top of List

Situated at the end of a trail in the parking lot at Castle Hill awaits the charming Castle Hill Lighthouse. Wander down this trail leading to the lighthouse standing 34-feet tall tucked into the rocky coastline to find stellar views of Narragansett Bay with the Newport Bridge as your backdrop.

Location: 590 Ocean Drive, Newport

Castle Hill Inn Fall


Newport Vineyards

Back to Top of List

Head to Newport Vineyards in Middletown to taste estate-grown wine, craft beer, and delicious farm fresh bites, all within a cozy venue that is sure to get you in the autumn spirit. Step outside the tasting room to a sea of grape vines for a breathtaking view and make your way into the vines for the ultimate Instagrammable moment.

Location:  909 East Main Road, Middletown 



Brenton Point State Park

Back to Top of List

For some of the most outstanding views you will encounter, venture to Brenton Point State Park in Newport located at the very tip of Aquidneck Island. Have a picnic, go for a hike or simply enjoy the fresh autumn sea breeze and exquisite scenes of the Atlantic Ocean. The photo-worthy spots here are endless.

Location: Ocean Drive, Newport

Copy of Ocean Drive Sunset


Beavertail Lighthouse

Back to Top of List


Come autumn, Jamestown is a dreamy little island filled with bright orange foliage, coastal parks and a calm soothing energy that is simply—Classic.

Head to Beavertail State Park and find four overlooks, a rocky coastline and the iconic Beavertail Lighthouse and Museum. Soak up the stunning views of Narragansett Bay from the comfort of your car, or bundle up in your favorite fall sweater and explore the area on foot. Either way, you’re sure to have a picture-perfect moment to capture.

Location: Beavertail Road, Jamestown

Beavertail Drone at Sunset


Now that we mention it—any street, wharf, and park in and around Newport is picture-perfect during the fall.

Come and see for yourself, and make sure you pack your camera.

you may also like


Tag your photos #TheClassicCoast for the chance to be featured on our accounts.