Rhode Island January 13, 2020
7 Cool And Calming Hikes To Take In Rhode Island To Help You Reflect On The Year Ahead
Got a case of cabin fever? Nothing is more refreshing than a nice, brisk nature walk, even in the dead of winter. And since many of Rhode Island’s trails are accessible year-round, you’ll have plenty of options for exploring the great outdoors. These hikes are perfect for those days when you need to clear your mind and do some thinking about the way you’d like to spend the year ahead.
1. Ninigret Conservation Area Trail (Charlestown)
In the spring and summer, this 2.5 mile trail is known for its beautiful wildflowers. But even in the middle of January, it's a fantastic little loop that is great for all skill levels.
2. Blackstone River Bikeway (Cumberland)
This 16.5 mile trek is used for both walkers and bikers, and in the summertime, it's hard to find a clear path. But in the winter, the foot traffic slows down, and it makes for a delightful nature walk.
3. George B. Parker Woodland Trail (Greene)
Located near Greene, this 6.5 mile forested loop is a delightful hike in any season. Aside from all the stunning scenery you'll take in along the way, the fact is, this path is downright peaceful.
4. Goddard Park (East Greenwich)
Who doesn't love a nice waterfront walk? The Goddard Park Trail is about 1.5 miles in length, and it's a great choice if you're bringing your kids or dogs with you.
5. King Benson Preserve Trail (Saunderstown)
This pleasant 3 mile trail takes you straight to an inland saltwater estuary. The towering trees along the forested path will leave you feeling secluded in the best way.
6. Weetamoo Woods Trail (Tiverton)
This nice, easy loop spans about 4.7 miles, but you won't know it. It's such a pleasant and peaceful trek, you won't even realize you're exercising. This trail is just a small part of an intricate trail system in the Weetamoo Woods.
7. Rocky Point Walking Trail (Warwick)
On those days when only a seaside stroll will do, you won't find a better hike than this. The 1.6 mile Rocky Point Walking Trail is perfect for any skill level and open all year long. It's a great way to explore the beautiful Rocky Point State Park as well.
Hiking is a wonderful way to exercise, even in the winter — and traversing these trails will help you get in shape for spring.
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