Nature December 08, 2016
11 Perfect Places In Rhode Island For People Who Hate Crowds
Living in the smallest state isn’t always easy. Without much space, Little Rhody has become one of the most densely populated places in the nation. This gets even more true during the summer months, when thousands of tourists flock to our tiny state to visit our stunning coast. If you’re the type that needs to find some places to find a little peace and quiet from time to time, you’ll need to do a little research to get by in the Ocean State. Here are 11 wondrous options.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Sakonnet Point, Little Compton
Found at the southern most point in the charming town of Little Compton, Sakonnet Point is a remote place with gorgeous views.
2. Neutaconkanut Park, Providence
Located in the capital city of Providence, this urban park creates a much needed escape into nature. Meadows, fields and forest and an amazing view of the city skyline make this an unforgettable place to visit.
3. Fort Wetherill, Jamestown
The 61.5 acres of Fort Wetherill State Park comprises a former coastal defense battery, stunning views, trails, and picnic space. Fair warning, the tunnels inside the fort are exciting to explore, but also terrifying and dark so bring a flashlight.
4. Arcadia Management Area
As the state's largest and most magnificent recreational area, the hiking trails are not only diverse, but also magical and perfect for finding some alone time. The whopping 14,000 forested acres have dozens of trail options. I suggest exploring them all.
5. Burlingame State Park, Charlestown
Looking for a great place to camp in Rhode Island and get away from it all? Look no further. Burlingame holds over 3,000 acres of New England wilderness with ponds full of amazing fishing, fire pits, and its very own beach.
6. Prudence Island
Prudence Island is part of the town of Portsmouth and is the third largest island in Narraganset Bay. Prudence Island is quite possibly the most remote place in the state with few ways to get onto the island and homes just a few summer colonies.
7. Lincoln Woods State Park, Lincoln
Located in Blackstone Valley is the beautiful park known as Lincoln Woods. Equestrian and hiking trails, a freshwater beach, and even outdoor ice skating in the winter makes this a park worth visiting.
8. Colt State Park, Bristol
This park boasts 464 acres of beautiful land in Bristol. The scenic views are unmatched and the hiking trails and unforgettable.
9. Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge, Charlestown
Ninigret Wildlife Refuge consists of hundreds of beautiful acres of uplands and wetlands. If you want to see incredibly diverse wildlife, this is the perfect place to visit in Rhode Island.
10. Goddard Memorial Park, Warwick
This popular metropolitan park is one of the best in the state for diverse wildlife and landscape. There are dozens of varieties of deciduous and evergreen trees, trails along the beach and ponds, hundreds of picnic tables, equestrian rides, and even a golf course.
11. Parker Woodland, Coventry
Hiking trails are scattered across this 860 acre property. Explore amazing old forest land, rock cairns, and dazzling brooks at Parker Woodlands.
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