We all love our Route 1A road trips in Narraganset in the summer, but why not change it up? Here is a day’s worth of amazing waterfalls all found in amazing spots including charming small towns, hikes in the forest, and short, but beautiful walking paths. There are just so many reasons to love the natural beauty of Rhode Island.
1. Ponaganset Falls, Scituate
Leading into the Scituate Reservoir is Ponaganset Falls. This is an amazing start on this road trip and a relaxing place to sit and think about how great our little state really is.
2. Harrisville Falls, Burrillville
Keep heading north after visiting the Ponaganset River to find these man-made falls. They can be found right in the heart of the charming village of Harrisville.
3. Round Top Fishing Area, Burrillville
While you're in Burrillville, make sure to take the short drive over to the Round Top Fishing area to take in this amazing site. If you start your trip off early enough, you can even squeeze in a few hours of some of the best fishing to be had in the state.
4. Albion Falls, Lincoln
The Blackstone River in Lincoln is our next destination on this ultimate waterfalls trip. The charming mill town of Albion is home to these wonderful falls.
5. Robin Hollow Pond Falls, Cumberland
Continue moving south into Cumberland and stop by Robin Hollow Pond. You won't be sorry.
6. The falls at Slater Mill Historic Site, Pawtucket
Next stop is the falls at Slater Mills Historic Site. The greenery beside this Blackstone River dam is perfect for a quick snack during your day of waterfall wonder. If you have the time, make sure you take one of the guided history tours at Slater Mills to learn more about little Rhody's part in the Industrial Revolution.
7. Pawtuxet Village Falls, Warwick
These "Little Falls" in Pawtuxet Village inspired the name of the charming town surrounding it.
8. Kenyon Mill Falls, South Kingstown
Next you'll officially be in South County to visit the gorgeous Kenyon Mill Falls. If you don't take this trip in autumn, make sure you go back to catch the leaves changing here. It's worth it.
9. Shannock Horseshoe Falls, Richmond
This unique horseshoe shaped dam is found in the quaint village of Shannock in Richmond. A picture of these falls is a necessary edition to the Rhode Island waterfalls photo album you'll need to create on your trip.
10. Stepstone Falls, West Greenwich
A hike in the forest of Acadia, the state's largest recreational area, will bring you to Stepstone Falls. This natural wonder is a perfect last stop on your journey.
This wonderful Rhode Island road trip is filled with stunning sites. Can you think of any waterfalls not included on this trip? Let us know in the comments.