With A Waterfall And Boardwalk, The Little-Known Vin Gormley Trail In Rhode Island Is Unexpectedly Magical
A stroll along the Vin Gormley Trail in Rhode Island offers endless opportunities for photos and quiet moments of reflection. With an abundance of lush green, a cascading waterfall and a picturesque boardwalk, the trail gives off a magical, fairy tale vibe that you really have to experience to appreciate. Perhaps even better, it’s picture-perfect in all seasons.
A magical adventure awaits along the 7.8-mile Vin Gormley Trail, a moderately challenging trail that wanders through Burlingame Management Area.
Set aside at least three hours for your journey along this picturesque path that's dog-friendly. Just make sure your pup is on a leash.
Be prepared to deal with a variety of terrain, too, as the trail passes through lush green woods and onto the road several times.
Stay alert as you navigate some inclines, deal with muddy patches after a rainfall, and keep an eye out for roots jutting out of the ground.
Although the trail can get busy, you'll still find plenty of moments for quiet reflection - as you stop for a breather under a covered bridge, and...
If you prefer solitude, consider heading out during the colder months. The trail tends to be quite quiet and serene during the winter.
Crossing a fairy tale footbridge.
If you have a moment or two, watch the gentle tumbling of a waterfall into a clear pool of water.
Before you set off, make sure you lather on the bug spray, and bring it with you, too. You'll need a sufficient supply of water, snacks, and sunscreen. Sturdy, comfy hiking shoes are also a must.
Stop by the official website of
Burlingame State Park for more information.
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