5 Unexpected Places to Take a Walk in Rhode Island
Pack a snack, tie up your laces and get walkin'!
Rocky Point State Park now serves as memory lane for many Rhode Islanders of generation’s past. While working amusement park rides no longer occupy the 120 acres of land, the coastal state park is now open to walkers and runners alike. It is conveniently located ten miles to downtown Providence and is certainly a passive use park that is good for a peaceful stroll.
After a ride on the historic Looff Carousel, stroll across the street to the ten-acre park and take in the beautiful views of Narragansett Bay. Pack a lunch or dinner to watch the sunset across the way or pick up some clam cakes and chowder from Blount Clam Shack located right across the street. Rose Larissa park has picnic tables, benches and an amphitheater for East Providence’s Summer Concert Series.
With an accessible arched footbridge over the Woonasquatucket River, a small waterfall, a walking path and even World War I monuments, the park retains some of its old charm in an updated space. Have a quiet walking and relaxing conversation session while bird watching feathered friends that are attracted to the cattail marsh during the spring and summer months.
Nothing says ‘scenic’ quite like Brenton Point State Park. The park now occupies the former grounds of one of Newport’s grandest estates and is a top-notch location for spectacular views of the Bay. The park is located right along the ocean-scape, where visitors can enjoy a walk or brisk jog with a salty ocean breeze.
A certainly unrecognized park right in the heart of Providence, Neutaconkanut Hill Park is an eighty-eight-acre woodland that offers beautiful views of the capital city. With flora, fauna, a walking path, freshwater springs and more, this virtually untouched trail is the perfect escape for city-goers and other Rhode Island residents alike. Plus, join a guided hike on the first Saturday of every month – weather permitting – for more outdoor fun.