Rhode Island State Parks:
Rhode Island State Parks – A U.S. state in New England, is known for sandy shores and seaside colonial towns. It’s home to several large cities, including Newport, which is famed for sailing and Gilded Age mansions. The capital, Providence, is home to Brown University, Roger Williams Park, landscaped Waterplace Park and Riverwalk, with the famed WaterFire art installation. Rhode Island has 9 state parks.
Rocky Point State Park: Over the 150+ years of the property’s existence, it has served as a location for nature trails, a ferry pier, an observation tower, hotels, clambakes, restaurants, swimming pool, rides, games, and concerts – but the attraction of 120 acres of land for public use within 10 miles of downtown Providence has been a consistent draw since 1850. The state’s newest coastal state park, visitors can enjoy the property they once made so many memories at, while the younger generations of park-goers can make new ones. Please keep in mind that this is now a passive use park, and certain guidelines exist for its preservation. The property has no drinking water, toilets, communications, or emergency assistance facilities. It is recommended that you come well prepared to handle your needs during your visit. This Park has some unique features so you may find it worth it for a visit. It is beautiful spot to spend a relaxing afternoon. There is a brand-new pier for fishing, a small beach area and lots of grassy areas to picnic. There is a paved path to walk on to access everything as well as beautiful rocky areas to sit and relax. The most interesting thing is that this was an old amusement park. There are remnants from the old park that you walk around and enjoy seeing for a bit of nostalgia. You will find this Park in Warwick.
Colt State Park: There is a wonderful, paved path that follows the shoreline and can be combined with other trails through the woods. Through midweek, many people can be found enjoying picnics, sunbathing and other activities and parking is not a problem. The views are amazing! Great place to grab lunch and have a picnic with a view of the sea. This Park is found in Bristol, which is a beautiful town to visit, too.
Lincoln Woods State Park: This wonderful local gem has a little something for everyone – hiking, fishing, swimming, open spaces, picnic sites, even kayaking, canoeing and you can rent gear at the boathouse. You can horseback ride, exercise, or simply relax and enjoy the views. This place is huge!!! It’s got picnic sites, camp sites, rocks you climb with views, surrounded by a lot of water and trees. Very relaxing and an exciting place to visit. We do recommend going there from September through late May because then you will not have cars going through the park. During the summer there tends to be a traffic problem. Found in Lincoln.
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park: The site of America’s third lighthouse and the first in Rhode Island dates to 1749. If you are a lighthouse fanatic like me, you will love this little gem. It is hidden away on the rocks off the beaten bath. This is a great place to take pictures of the lighthouse, have a picnic and to enjoy watching the boats go by. There are often people fishing on the rocks further down for you to watch. There is easy parking across the street and then head up a wooded path that opens to the lighthouse & the water. This is a free attraction, and beautiful as well. You can scale the rocks close to water, but please be careful! You will find this lighthouse and park in Newport.
Brenton Point State Park: This Park is named after Governor William Brenton who owned this land. Long back at the time of World war it was used for defense purpose by installing batteries for protecting Narragansett Bay. Now open for the public having hiking paths and open land for kite flying. The Kite Flying Festival is also celebrated here. It has the finest view of Atlantic Ocean Bay. The benches for picnic grilling are facing the ocean and well-kept there. You can spend hours just relaxing on the grass, flying kites, playing frisbee, exploring the shore. And best yet the parking is free. This Park is also found in Newport.
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