5 Rhode Island Outdoor Spots for a Winter Walk in the Park
Rhode Island has plenty of public parks to take it outside for a winter walk.
Taking a walk can be a refreshing way to enjoy nature and relax for a morning or afternoon. This New Year’s Day, bundle up and spend some time with family on a brisk winter walk at one of these five public parks and trails.
This 1.7 mile loop trail is an easy walk for everyone. Stop by and admire the lake that can be found on the trail.
How to walk: Open daily 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
The details: 667 Great Rd., Lincoln, tourblackstone.com
Colt State Park
This state park is perfect for a winter stroll, but make sure you bundle up because this park is right on the water. You can stay on the paved path next to the water or journey around the large 464 acres that make up the park.
How to walk: Open daily 5 a.m.-8 p.m.
The details: Route 114, Bristol. 401-253-7482, riparks.com
Goddard Park is a popular spot for visitors during the year. You can walk around the lawn area or the forest that is home to a variety of different tree species.
How to walk: Open daily sunrise to sunset.
The details: 1095 Ives Rd., Warwick. 401-884-2010, warwickri.gov
India Point Park
Spanning 12.35 acres in Providence, this park is perfect for an evening stroll along the water in the city. The sunsets are beautiful and there is a playground for kids to run around (if there isn’t snow).
How to walk: Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The details: 109 India St., Providence, exploreri.org
Lincoln Woods State Park
Lincoln Woods is a 3.1 mile loop trail that is an easy walk for anyone to enjoy. This place is perfect for a simple and relaxing winter walk and leashed dogs are welcome!
How to walk: Open daily 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
The details: 2 Manchester Print Works Rd., Lincoln. 401-723-7892, riparks.com