We Dare You To Take This Road Trip To Rhode Island's Most Abandoned Places
Living in one in the nation’s smallest and second most densely populated states in the nation has ensured a few things. Your first thought might be traffic, and while that’s accurate, it’s also meant that few abandoned places remain. While we are fortunate to have some gorgeous parks and state land scattered across the region, any unused space is quickly used up and transformed into things like shopping centers and apartment complexes. Somehow a few abandoned places remain that stand as reminders of what life was once like. This rhody road trip puts some of the most fascinating abandoned attractions in state together for a fun day of exploration!
1. Milk Jug, Manville
This abandoned milk jug shaped building stands on Route 146 in Manville directly across from Anchor Subaru. It's an eye catching sight that once operated as an ice cream and dairy shop between 1929 and 1968. Though this abandoned building is on private property you can get a clear view of the old shop from the road.
2. Pawtucket and Central Falls Train Station
Located at 9 Railroad Street in Pawtucket, this decaying train station is a massive reminder of the beautiful station that once operated here. It was built in 1916 and closed in 1981.
3. Seekonk River Bridge, Providence
This decaying bridge can be found near the intersection of Gano and Williams Streets on the East Side of Providence. It was built in 1908 as part of the East Side Railroad Tunnel Project and has been abandoned since 1976.
4. The Ruins at Scarborough Beach, Narragansett
This crumbling old stone house can be found at Scarborough Beach at 970 Ocean Road in Narragansett. If you stroll along the edge of the beach you'll see the top of the house peeking out over the greenery surrounding it.
5. Fort Wetherill, Jamestown
This abandoned coastal defense battery is located inside a 65 acre state park. Fair warning, the tunnels inside the fort are exciting to explore, but also terrifying and dark so bring a flashlight and friends. Find it at 3 Fort Wetherill Road.
6. The Bells at Brenton Point, Newport
This old carriage house once belonged to a sprawling estate that was destroyed in a hurricane. Known as "The Bells," this structure is slowly being consumed by nature and is a breathtaking place to visit. Find it inside Brenton Point State Park on Atlantic Avenue off Ocean Avenue.
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