Finding really remote places – such as the Bowdish Reservoir – can be downright difficult sometimes. However, when you’re craving some quiet time to just relax and recharge, you’ll quickly discover that out of all the lakes in Rhode Island, this one just might be the most idyllic destination. In fact, you’ll likely feel as though you’re miles and miles from the hectic pace of everyday life.

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Have you ever visited Bowdish Reservoir? Do you have any other favorite lakes in Rhode Island? Tell us about them in the comments, or send them our way via our nomination form for the chance to see your suggestions featured in an upcoming article. And don’t forget to download AllTrails+ to guide you on the trails by any Rhode Island lake.

For another peaceful and beautiful adventure, plan a visit to Kinney Azalea Gardens in Rhode Island.

Check out this YouTube video by Scott Hervieux Outdoors for a gorgeous hiking trail to embark on while you’re visiting Bowdish Reservoir:

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What are the most beautiful lakes in Rhode Island?

There's no denying the beauty of Bowdish Reservoir, but it isn't the only lake in the Ocean State worth visiting. A few more of the most beautiful lakes in Rhode Island are:

  • Waterman Lake, Greenville

This quaint lake is popular for swimming and paddling during the warmer months. In the off-season, visitors can enjoy a relaxing stroll around the lake and sit down on the benches lining the waterfront to watch the wind create ripples on the surface.

  • Ponaganset Reservoir, Chepachet

Located in Glocester (just like Bowdish Reservoir!), Ponaganset Reservoir is known for its beautiful waters and gorgeous woodland surroundings.

Part of Lincoln Woods State Park, this crystal-clear lake features a sandy beach and a beautiful forest landscape.

Which hikes in Rhode Island are short and sweet?

Sometimes, a nice little day hike is all I need to feel refreshed and connected to nature. If you're the same way, check out these easy hikes in Rhode Island:

If you like a bit of history with your hikes, this is the trail for you. It's just 3.5 miles long and leads through a historic cemetery.

Also clocking in at around 3.5 miles, the Lincoln Woods Trail surrounds a pristine lake and is suitable for all skill levels.

This stunning state park overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and offers several short and sweet walking paths.

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