This Scenic Road Trip Takes You To All 7 Wonders Of Rhode Island
You may never get the chance to see all seven wonders of the world. But there are seven Rhode Island wonders that you can visit on a fairly short road trip. Little Rhody, after all, isn’t that big. So fill up your gas tank and grab some snacks for the road. This is one road trip you won’t regret taking.
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1. Sakonnet Point, Little Compton
Sakonnet Point feels like the end of the earth. Its quiet setting along the Atlantic offers a beautiful and peaceful retreat. Gorgeous views are unlimited but some of the best come at dawn and dusk. Bring your camera, there is plenty on this road trip to photograph. Find Sakonnet Point off of Route 77 in Little Compton.
2. Purgatory Chasm
Glaciers formed Purgatory Chasm thousands of years ago and seawater has been eroding this crack in the cliffs ever since. This slice in the rocks is 120 feet long, 10 feet wide at the top, and over 150 feet deep. Each year the gap continues to widen making this natural wonder even more incredible. Enjoy the scenery and expansive views of the water while you're here. Find the chasm on on Tuckerman Avenue in Middletown just after the junction with Purgatory Road in Middletown.
3. Beavertail State Park
This state park on the coast of Jamestown is a natural oasis. The coastal landscape is one of a kind at this spot. Explore tidal pools to reconnect with ocean creatures of all kinds. Visit the 153-acre park at Beavertail Rd, Jamestown, RI 02835.
4. Mohegan Bluffs, Block Island
Climb a step flight of over 140 stairs to reach this geological wonder on Block Island. Although a bit of work, the trip is well worth the end pay-off. The clay cliffs tower above the beach and are certainly impressive. Linger awhile and enjoy panoramic views of the ocean surrounding this island. Find the Mohegan Bluffs on the southern shore of Block Island.
5. Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge, Charlestown
This shoreline gem is a mixture of sandy shores, wetlands, and uplands. Bordering one of the most stunning salt ponds in the state, this refuge has a little bit of everything. More than 50 species of birds call this park their home. You'll want to take your time exploring at 50 Bend Rd., Charlestown, RI 02813.
6. Napatree Point, Westerly
This long sandy spit was formed over time by long shore drift. Protruding out into the ocean, walk to the end and experience unlimited water views. This long stretch of beach is pristine and a perfect spot for a solitary stroll. Visit this wonder off of Fort Rd., Westerly, RI 02891.
7. Stepstone Falls, West Greenwich
This series of waterfalls may not be big, but they are distinctly beautiful. Visit the Arcadia Management Area to find them. The falls drop over a series of short rocky ledges for approximately 100 feet. Each step aids in building this sweet little natural wonder. Find the natural area at 260 Arcadia Rd., Hope Valley, RI 02823.
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