Rhode Island Nature March 07, 2019
The Easy Trail In Rhode Island That Will Take You To The Top Of The World
Rhode Island is pretty flat. The highest point in the state,
Jerimoth Hill, checks in at just a mere 812 feet. So while you can’t climb mountains to experience your head in the clouds, there is one spot where you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world. For fantastic views and a wonderful outdoor adventure visit Fort Barton.
Fort Barton is the site of a former Revolutionary War fort that has been turned into a public park in Tiverton. Behind the historical site is a lush forest filled with 3.5 miles of hiking trails to discover.
Begin your journey by descending a staircase into the forest. The unspoiled natural area covers 83-acres and it's just waiting to be explored.
Wander alongside the gurgling Sin and Flesh Brook. The sound of the rushing water creates a soft music to accompany your hike.
There are a collection of rustic bridges to cross taking you safely across the brook and other wetland areas.
Travel through lush fern forests that feel like a tropical paradise.
After enjoying your time in the forest, make your way to the observation tower. This is an extra special bonus to your time at Fort Barton.
Climb up and feel like you're on top of the world while you drink in the expansive views of the Narragansett Bay. Make sure to have your phone handy to catch some stellar shots of the scenery.
Get the trail map for Fort Barton and the natural area by visiting
Find Fort Barton and this great adventure at 360 Highland Rd., Tiverton, RI 02878.
If you capture some great photos at Fort Barton, be sure to share them in our
Rhode Island Nature Lovers Group on Facebook. For more spectacular hikes to take in the Ocean State, check out these easy spring hikes.