Rhode Island has no shortage of beautiful nature sites. From stunning beaches, enchanting state parks, and nature reserves, the outdoor adventure opportunities are endless. Here are 12 places that are just perfect for an unforgettable picnic in Rhode Island.
1. Beavertail State Park, Jamestown
With a combination of fields, beachfront, and seaside cliffs, Beavertail has so many great picnic options! The views of the historic lighthouse and Atlantic Ocean are simply unbeatable.
2. Goddard Park, Warwick
Goddard park has magical hiking trails, a stunning beach, and dozens of picnic tables and grills.
3. Mohegan Bluffs, Block Island
While there are amazing outdoor dining options all over Block Island, few picnics compare to the Mohegan Bluff experience.
4. Pawtuxet Cove, Warwick
Charming and historic Pawtuxet Village is a perfect place to grab lunch to go, and take a walk to the cove to enjoy.
5. Wickford Harbor, North Kingstown
Wickford is a gorgeous place to enjoy a picnic while watching the boats in the harbor.
6. Lincoln Woods, Lincoln
If it's fall in New England, Lincoln Woods is an enchanting place to enjoy a meal while taking in the beauty of the foliage.
7. Green Animals Topiary Garden, Portsmouth
Green Animals Topiary, with dozens of unique plant sculptures, is a one of a kind experience. Packing a snack and sitting in the garden is highly recommended.
8. Fort Wetherill, Jamestown
If you're spending your day exploring the historic military fortification on the property, make sure you pack a snack. The lush greenery leading up to the fort is an ideal place to sit in the grass and enjoy a picnic.
9. India Point Park, Providence
India Point Park might be one of the most beautiful places in Providence. With a stunning view of the city skyline and the Providence River, the sites are perfect to behold while snacking on your picnic.
10. Brenton Point State Park, Newport
Whether during the annual Newport Kite Festival, or just on any old magical day in Newport, Brenton Point is a picturesque picnic spot. The several acres of land and walking paths along the bay are worth the visit.
11. Burlingame State Park, Charlestown
The diverse landscape of Burlingame State Park in Charlestown gives way to endless unique opportunities for an amazing picnic. Hike through the woods and enjoy a snack in the lush forest, find a spot in the greenery and set up a picnic blanket, or sit aside a beautiful pond with your lunch.
12. Roger Williams Park, Providence
Picnic tables are scattered across Roger Williams Park and Zoo. Visit the various attractions and find a delightful spot to throw a blanket down, or claim a table.