Attractions November 28, 2016
These 11 Towns In Rhode Island Have The Most Breathtaking Scenery In The State
Popular for its stunning coast, Rhode Island is definitely one state that is known for beautiful scenery. From the beach towns along the ocean, to the rural towns in the northern section of the state, the natural beauty of Rhode Island is as impressive as it is diverse. Though each of the state’s cities and towns offer something lovely, these 11 towns in state hold some of the most breathtaking sights.
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Not only is Newport known for its series of stunning gilded age mansions across Ocean Drive, it is also home to Rhode Island's first state house. Other significant historical places include a centuries old tavern, colonial homes, and more. This makes walking through Newport a historically awesome experience.
From amazing hiking trails, eerie abandoned military forts, and seafood to die for, Jamestown is a small town with tons of charm. Surrounded by water and equipped with its very own state park with an active lighthouse, this is a small town with sites to see.
3. Little Compton
Charming independently owned vineyards, a historic lighthouse, and an adorable town commons make Little Compton a fantastic small town with relaxing attractions. Sakonnet Point is an especially peaceful place to explore offering wonderful scenic views.
4. South Kingstown
Found in Washington County, this town not only offers wonderful beaches, but also fantastic hikes and diverse landscapes.
Scituate, which is most known for its fantastic annual arts festival, is as relaxing as it gets. This charming town is a gorgeous place to go for a long rural drive and is home to a breathtaking reservoir.
Most, if not all, Rhode Islanders have taken a drive down scenic Route 1a through Narragansett. This has become the go-to town for much needed beach days and delicious clam cakes in the summertime.
Smithfield offers wonderful farms, beautiful nature sites, and so much more. Found in Providence County, the town dates back to the 1600s and is home to Bryant University.
Found on Aquidneck Island, this small town is not only beautiful, it's also just a few miles from Newport. Along with its beauty and charm, this place is an ideal place to live in the Ocean State.
9. New Shoreham
As the smallest town in the smallest state and the only town on stunning Block Island, New Shoreham possesses many wonders. With a population of just over 1,000 year-round residents, beautiful beaches, restaurants and more, it is no wonder this charming island town has become such a travel destination.
This town is located on the northern tip of the state bordering Massachusetts. It's a fantastic place to witness the leaves changing and scout out fantastic freshwater fishing ponds and hiking trails.
11. West Greenwich
This Rhode Island town is found in Kent County and holds a population of under 7,000. It is filled with fantastic lakes and streams, hiking trails, and other natural attractions.
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