Fall Foliage Walk in Rhode Island: Swan Point Cemetery

Peep before it all turns brown.

There's something bittersweet about a cemetery in fall. The earth is singing a most splendid swan song before, as the land of rest reminds us, the dark sets in.

Not to depress you guys or anything.

Swan Point Cemetery in Providence is a lovely place to take in the fall foliage. There are more than 100 varieties of trees to admire, including a particularly wild one photographed below, and a sweet little gazebo called the Stranger's Rest where you can kick back and smell the fall air.

Last weekend, I grabbed a treat from nearby Three Sisters (try the Dirty Garden Mint ice cream; it's fantastic) and headed to Swan Point off Blackstone Boulevard in Providence. I stopped in at the Visitors' Center for a map to H.P. Lovecraft's grave site and was on my way. See below for photos of the adventure.

Full disclosure: If you're an existential thinker, be prepared for some furrowed brows and grave, ahem, contemplation.

Daily hours 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Blvd., Providence, swanpointcemetery.com.

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