Rhode Island Nature October 15, 2018
Fall Is Here And These Are The 8 Best Places To See The Changing Leaves In Rhode Island
We are right at the beginning of fall foliage season in Rhode Island. Sooner than you know it, the colorful canopy will be at its peak. Spend some time at one of these leaf-peeping places to photograph the bright and bold colors or just drink in the scenery.
1. Lincoln Woods State Park, Lincoln
Enjoy one of the treasures of the Blackstone Valley at Lincoln Woods State Park. The 627-acre park has plenty of hiking trails where you can immerse yourself in the autumn colors. Bring your camera to capture the vibrant display reflected in Olney Pond. Visit the park at 2 Manchester Print Works Rd., Lincoln, RI 02865.
2. White Mill Park, Burrillville
With picturesque water views, White Mill Park is a photographer's dream during the fall. Water surface reflections give you twice the view! Visit this historic mill site turned park at E. Wallum Lake Rd., Pascoag, RI 02859.
3. Goddard Memorial State Park, East Greenwich
Bright colors are plentiful at Goddard Memorial State Park. 62 varieties of leaf changing trees create a most colorful display. Take a hike on 18 miles worth of trails or enjoy a picnic in the park. Find this autumn oasis at 1095 Ives Rd., East Greenwich, RI 02818.
4. Blackstone River State Park, Lincoln
This riverfront park shows off plenty of color in autumn. Enjoy bike paths, walking trails, or even go paddling on the water to take in the bright and bold scenery. Visit Blackstone River State Park on Lower River Rd., Lincoln, RI 02865.
5. Arcadia Management Area, Hope Valley
At 14,000 mostly wooded acres, the state's largest recreational area overflows with color in the fall. Miles of trails wind through the forest, across streams, and around the pond. Find Arcadia Management Area at 260 Arcadia Rd., Hope Valley, RI 02823.
6. Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge, Charlestown
Found along the shore of Ninigret Pond, this refuge has 858 acres of diverse landscapes to admire. Wander the trails for an explosion of autumn colors. Visit Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge at 50 Bend Rd., Charlestown, RI 02813.
7. Roger Williams Park, Providence
Founded in 1872, Roger Williams Park is a picture perfect place for an autumn stroll. Explore the 435 acres of rolling landscape filled with ponds, gardens, and a brilliant display of fall foliage. Visit Roger Williams Park at 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI 02907.
8. Slater Memorial Park, Pawtucket
While ever popular for its farm and historic carousel, Slater Memorial Park is also home to incredible autumn views. Enjoy this kid-friendly spot where the whole family can enjoy the season. Find the 197-acre park at 426 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02860.
Which of these leaf-peeping places do you enjoy in the fall? Do you have another favorite spot that should be on this list? A relaxing way to take in the colors of autumn is aboard this
scenic train ride.