Take This Unforgettable Road Trip To 5 Of Rhode Island’s Least Visited State Parks
Most of us can never get enough time outdoors – from breathing in the fresh sea air to chasing one of Rhode Island’s many waterfalls. We’re also lucky enough to have nearly two dozen state parks. With all of the parks in our backyards, some are sure to get overlooked. Next time you’re up for a fun, not too long adventure, set off on the road trip to Rhode Island’s least visited state parks.
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1. Pulaski State Park – Chepachet
Our road trip begins at Pulaski State Park, nestled in the George Washington Management Area. The cozy state park spans just 100 acres, but it's brimming with natural beauty and a full list of activities. Spend a few hours or the entire day hiking, swimming in Peck Pond during the summer, or going trout fishing. Bring a picnic along, too. Find more information on the official website of
Pulaski State Park and Recreational Area
Pulaski State Park and Recreational Area, 151 Pulaski Rd, Chepachet, RI 02814, USA
2. World War II Veterans Memorial State Park – Woonsocket
Our next stop take us to World War II Veterans Memorial, where plenty of fun awaits. If you're visiting during the summer, bring along your swimming gear, so the whole family can cool off at the splash park. The park also boasts a ton of other fun activities - basketball courts, picnic tables, and a playground. Go for a leisurely stroll, too, along the picturesque walking path.
Here's the official website of
World War II Veterans Memorial State
World War II Memorial Park, Social St, Woonsocket, RI 02895, USA
3. Haines Memorial State Park – Barrington
Haines Memorial State Park's also perfect whether you visit during this road trip, or you're just looking for a lovely spot to spend a day. While away the time boating or fishing, and enjoy a leisurely picnic. Each of the park's picnic sites features a fire pit. Stop by the official website of
Haines Memorial State Park
for more information.
Haines Memorial State Park, Haines Park Rd, Barrington, RI 02806, USA
4. Beavertail State Park – Jamestown
Whether Beavertail State Park should be considered a "least visited state park" is debatable, but it's well-worth adding to this road trip. You definitely don't want to forget your camera when you visit, as the state park promises some of the most beautiful views in the state. Park activities include hiking, bird-watching, and saltwater fishing. Here's the official website of
Beavertail State Park
Beavertail State Park, Beavertail Rd, Jamestown, RI 02835, USA
5. Arcadia Management Area – Hope Valley
Our final stop brings us to Arcadia Management Area, the largest of Rhode Island's recreation areas. It spans 14,000 acres and offers a ton to do. Explore along one of its many hiking trails; go horseback riding or biking. Fishing, boating, and picknicking are also popular. Learn more on the official website of
Arcadia Management Area
Arcadia Management Area, 260 Arcadia Rd, Hope Valley, RI 02823, USA
What do you think are some of Rhode Island’s least visited state parks? Let us know in the comments! Ready for a road trip of a different kind?
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