Rhode Island April 09, 2019
Here Are The 9 Most Peaceful Places To Go In Rhode Island When You Need A Break From It All
Let’s face it, life can be stressful. Our busy days take us from here to there so quickly there’s barely a chance to catch our breath much less take in the scenery. When it’s time for a much-needed break, Rhode Island has some peaceful spots where you can take some time to unwind. Escape from your everyday hustle and bustle with a visit to one of these tranquil places.
1. John H. Chafee Nature Preserve - 43 Crest Ave., Narragansett
This small wildlife refuge is home to the largest black duck population in Rhode Island. Osprey, plovers, herons, egrets, and other shoreline birds are plentiful as well. Enjoy the wildlife and take in the scenery of the Pettaquamscutt Cove at this underrated natural oasis.
2. Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge - Pardon Joslin Rd., Exeter
The Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge has over five miles of trails providing a lovely place for a peaceful walk. Enjoy the sights of fern forests, babbling streams, a cedar swamp, and other diverse landscapes in this Rhody treasure.
3. Norman Bird Sanctuary - 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown
From the beach to the forest, you can find what inspires and relaxes you at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. Take in stunning vistas or stick to the quiet paths. With seven miles of marked trails, you can escape for an entire day at this beautiful preserve.
4. Pulaski State Park and Recreational Area - 151 Pulaski Rd., Chepachet
Enjoy the pretty pond views or stroll through the forest at this state park. Your worries will fade away as you surround yourself with the natural beauty of this western Rhode Island gem.
5. Napatree Point - Fort Rd., Westerly
Napatree Point is one of Rhode Island's unspoiled beaches. Stroll the long peninsula while listening to the natural music of the waves tumbling into the shore. Stay for sunset and you can leave your everyday life behind.
6. Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge - 1040 Matunuck School House Rd., South Kingstown
This 787-acre refuge has plenty of opportunities to cast your troubles off. Walk the tranquil trails and soak in the scenery of the refuge's beautiful salt pond. Bring your camera and capture your quiet time to share with your friends.
7. Mowry Conservation Area - 199 Old Forge Rd., Smithfield
Mowry Conservation Area is a delightful spot for a quick trip into nature. Enjoy the babbling brook and fairytale footbridges that will transport you straight into a setting from a storybook.
8. The Monastery - 1464 Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland
This park on the site of a former Cistercian Monastery is a calming place to visit. Walking the paths that monks once traveled is a surreal experience. Wander alongside the river to relax and recharge.
9. Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, 769 Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown
Sachuest Point is a popular spot for those looking to take a break. The coastal scenery is undeniably gorgeous and can make even your biggest stresses melt away.
Which of these tranquil places have you visited? Do you have another peaceful retreat that is your favorite place to unwind? For those of you who find taking a scenic drive is a great way to de-stress, check out this