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Newport’s enchanting 3.5-mile Cliff Walk is the perfect place for your moment of peace. Panoramic ocean views, crashing waves and the perfect amount of sea breeze on one side and stunning, Gilded Age mansions on the other.
*Please note due to structural damage to a section of the Cliff Walk, detours will be in place between Narragansett Avenue and Webster Street for the foreseeable future. The remainder of the walk will be open for all those walkers who make use of this iconic coastal trail.
One of five national wildlife refuges in Rhode Island, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is home to 242 acres that offer an important stopover and wintering area for migratory birds in Middletown. Situated on the coast overlooking the ocean, a hike at Sachuest Point is relatively flat and easy, and offers scenic views without having to climb.
10 miles of commanding coastline meets one winding road on Newport’s iconic Ocean Drive. Start your journey just off historic Bellevue Avenue and continue along for an undeniably tranquil journey with heart-stopping views.
EAST BAY BIKE PATH
The East Bay Bike Path weaves through coves, marshes, parks and bridges offering a scenic journey from Providence to Bristol along the shore of Narragansett Bay.
BOWEN'S + BANNISTER'S WHARVES
Bowen’s and Bannister’s wharves are where you’ll find that undeniable downtown Newport energy. Eclectic shops, dynamic galleries and some of the best restaurants in town make this area a must-stop visit while you’re here.
Situated at the mouth of the Newport Harbor, Fort Adams State Park offers an exceptional panoramic view of both Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. The park offers a wide range of activities including salt water bathing, fishing, boating, soccer, rugby.
BEAVERTAIL LIGHTHOUSE + MUSEUM
Beavertail State Park is home to some of the most beautiful vistas along the New England coastline along with the third oldest lighthouse in the country. Enjoy unparalleled sightseeing from your car or on foot at one of Jamestown’s most iconic spots.
COLT STATE PARK
Colt State Park boasts 464 acres of lawns, stone walls, and curving drives along one of the state’s most spectacular shorelines in Bristol.
TIVERTON FOUR CORNERS
A visit to Tiverton Four Corners is like a visit to another era. This eighteenth-century New England village is home to antique shops, galleries, consignment boutiques, and some of the creamiest scoops in New England at historic Gray’s Ice Cream.
Fort Wetherill State Park, situated upon 100-foot-high granite cliffs across the water from Fort Adams State Park, is a former coastal defense battery and training camp. Two or four legs, the area is perfect for exploring.