5 Fun Places to take a Walk

Plus, nearby spots to fuel up and grab a bite to eat.

Roger Williams Park. Photo from Getty Images.

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we are faced with an ongoing rush of people, technology and noise. If you need somewhere to step away, here are five beautiful spots in Rhode Island to walk it off. Plus, nearby spots to fuel up and grab a bite to eat.

 

Roger Williams Park

Whether you need a place to hang out for a few hours or for the whole day, Roger Williams Park is the place to get lost. Featuring free mini libraries, self-guided walking tours, boating, biking, tennis and more, this park in the heart of Providence is the perfect space for an individual or family outing. 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, 401-680-7219, rwpconservancy.org.

Where to eat: If you’re looking for a good way to fuel up either before or after a busy day at the park, check out J.P. Spoonem’s. This breakfast/brunch spot serves classics like bacon, eggs and toast and is just about a five-minute drive from the park. 1678 Broad St., Providence, 401-941-3550,facebook.com.

 

 

Colt State Park

From bike paths to boating options to beautiful walking paths, this park has it all. A fan favorite among Rhode Islanders and tourists alike, stop by for the day, enjoy great views of Narragansett Bay and don’t hesitate to bring the kiddos to play. Route 114, Bristol, 401- 253-7482, riparks.com.

Where to eat: Look no further than the Beehive Cafe, only a short drive away from Colt State. Serving up a wide range of yummy, unique and locally sourced options like bacon and brown sugar pancakes, a black bean burger and more, the Beehive Cafe perfectly complements a day in Bristol. 10 Franklin St., Bristol, 401-396-9994, thebeehivecafe.com.

 

Beavertail State Park. Photo from Getty Images.

Beavertail State Park

This stunning park overlooking the ocean draws visitors from all over the country. Sit back and relax in your car to the sounds of waves and the sight of the beautiful coast or take a long walk along the rocks for a more immersive experience. Beavertail Rd., Jamestown, 401-884-2010, riparks.com.

Where to eat: The park itself may feel like a glimpse of heaven, so stop by Slice of Heaven, a cafe just ten minutes away. This local favorite features fresh pastries made daily, food made in-house from scratch and gluten free options as well. 1166, 32 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 401-423-9866, sliceofheavenri.com.

 

 

India Point Park

This waterfront park is a Providence gem. Easily accessible but pleasantly removed from downtown, India Point Park is the perfect destination for your afternoon stroll or picnic, equipped with views of the Bay. 201 India St., Providence, visitrhodeisland.com.

Where to eat: If you aren’t in the mood to pack the picnic yourself, take the walk a bit further to Benefit Juice Bar and Cafe and treat yourself to a yummy smoothie, sandwich or coffee. 404 Benefit St., Providence, 401-274-6403, benefitjuicebar.wixsite.com.

 

 

Osamequin Nature Trails and Bird Sanctuary

From hidden forts to secret bridges, the trails at Osamequin offer intrigue and adventure in addition to lovely views of nature. This is the perfect place for long dog walks, mellow hiking and for all those who love exploring. 1580 RI-114, Barrington, exploreri.org.

Where to eat: After an evening of adventuring, sushi is just the thing to finish off your day. Just a five-minute drive from the park, Miku offers beautifully plated Japanese cuisine, with vegetarian options alike.306 County Rd., Barrington, 401-289-2591, mikusushirestaurant.com.

 

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