The 7 Most Incredible Natural Attractions In Rhode Island That Everyone Should Visit
From shorelines to marshes and wooded trails, the tiny state of Rhode Island is home to diverse landscapes and countless species of wildlife. If you’re looking for a quiet place to escape, then there are numerous opportunities right here in your own backyard. Put on your walking shoes. Here are seven outdoor experiences that you definitely will want to try for yourself!
1. Beavertail State Park, Jamestown
Home of the Beavertail Lighthouse, this state park exhibits magnificent bluffs and peaceful hiking trails. It's found on Beavertail Road in Jamestown, at the tip of the island.
2. Narrow River, Narragansett
This quiet waterway flowing through Narragansett is a favorite spot for kayaking. You can visit Narrow River Kayaks at 94 Middlebridge Road, Narragansett, RI to start your water fun.
3. Round Top Brook, Harrisville
This well stocked fishing area features a gorgeous waterfall that every Rhode Islander has to see at least once. To find it, start at Little Round Top Pond at 898 Brook Road in Burrillville and follow the brook. Don't forget your fishing rod!
4. Jerimoth Hill, Foster
This hill is the highest point of elevation in the state of Rhode Island and a must-visit for avid hikers. It has been used as an observatory for decades. It is located far from the light pollution of Providence, in the woods of Foster.
5. Cliff Walk, Newport
Catch a glimpse of the Breakers Mansion while listening to the ocean beat against the rocks below. It's the perfect opportunity to see the wonders of nature and the wonders of man at the same time. You can find the start of the easiest segment of the trail on Memorial Boulevard in Newport, RI.
6. Jerusalem Salt Marsh, Jerusalem
You may find this peaceful place to be the perfect birdwatching spot. Jerusalem Salt Marsh is home to several species of shore birds during the spring and summer months. You can find it behind Cap'n Jack's Restaurant at 706 Succotash Road in Wakefield.
7. Great Swamp Wildlife Management Area, Richmond
This preserved marshland and wildlife reservation is home to beavers, waterfowl and more! Hike the trail from 277 Great Neck Road in West Kingston all the way into Richmond, and don't forget your camera!
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