Colt State Park In Rhode Island Is So Well-Hidden, It Feels Like One Of The State's Best Kept Secrets
Given Rhode Island’s small size, one might assume there are no hidden gems here… but those who call the Ocean State home know that simply isn’t true. And some of them, like Colt State Park, happen to be hiding in plain sight. This gorgeous stretch of land is often overlooked, but it’s well worth paying a visit.
Colt State Park is located in Bristol, on the shores of Narragansett Bay.
The 464-acre park is quite massive, but thanks to its remote location, it's often overlooked.
The entire western border of the park is an open panorama onto Narragansett Bay—and the views are simply unparalleled.
No wonder this place is referred to as the Gem of the State Parks System.
Colt State Park is an absolutely ideal place to go for a nature walk.
The Colt State Park Loop is a 3.9-mile trek that loops all the way around the park and is perfect for families (and dogs are welcome as well).
In addition to all the lush lawns, stone walls, and winding trails, you can enjoy some quiet beach time here.
This is truly one of the most spectacular shorelines in Rhode Island.
Need a creative date night? The park has plenty of picnic tables, so pack up a tasty meal to enjoy...
... then catch a gorgeous sunset over the bay.
The park is open from sunrise to sunset daily and is free to enter, so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy it.
On the 4th of July, many Rhode Islanders gather at Colt State Park to observe Bristol's famous and long-running fireworks show... but otherwise, it stays fairly quiet.
The sunset views remain spectacular throughout the year.
Have you spent any time at Colt State Park lately?
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Colt State Park, Bristol, RI 02809, USA