PARKS, BEACHES & TRAILS

Newcomers to Rhode Island will discover pristine beach getaways, heavily forested areas that offer hiking and biking or horseback riding trails, abundant sports fields and recreational facilities, lush golf courses, and a wealth of organized programs for all ages. Whatever outdoor adventure you find most appealing, Rhode Island has the idyllic setting.

General Information

Rhode Island Department of
Environmental Management

Information 401-222-6800
Coastal Resources 401-783-5551
Forest Environment 401-647-1439
www.dem.ri.gov

State Parks & Recreation
Information 401-222-2632
www.riparks.com

City of Providence Recreation
One Recreation Way
Providence 401-421-7740
www.providenceri.com

Rhode Island State Parks
Beavertail State Park
Jamestown 401-423-9941
http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationBeavertail.html
Spectacular coastline vistas, fishing, hiking trails, naturalist programs.

Brenton Point State Park        
Newport 401-847-2400
http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationBrentonPoint.html
Panoramic East Coast views, picnicking, hiking, fishing.

Burlingame State Park, Beach & Campground
Charlestown 401-322-8910
Campground 401-322-7337
http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationBurlingame.html
More than 3,200 acres of diverse terrain with beach and campground.

Colt State Park
Bristol 401-253-7482
http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationColt.html
Jewel of the park system with superb views, miles of trails, and many other amenities.

Fisherman’s Memorial State Park
Narragansett 401-789-8374
http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/fishermens-memorial-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=RI&parkId=252611
Seaside village atmosphere with groomed grassy areas, line paths, family activities.

Fort Adams State Park
Newport 401-847-2400
http://www.riparks.com/
Panoramic bay/harbor views, land and water sports, famous concerts and festivals.

Fort Wetherill State Park        
Jamestown 401-423-1771
http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationFortWetherill.html
Perched on granite cliffs across the water from Fort Adams State Park.

Goddard Memorial State Park & Beach          
Warwick 401-884-2010
http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationGoddard.html
Most popular metropolitan state park with lawns, fields, forest, beach, bathhouse, golf course, equestrian attractions, sports fields, and performing arts center.

Haines Memorial State Park   
East Providence 401-253-7482
https://www.visitrhodeisland.com/what-to-do/parks/546/haines-memorial-state-park/
Boat ramp, picnic areas with fireplaces, open areas, sports fields.

Lincoln Woods State Park      
Lincoln 401-723-7892
http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationLincolnWoods.html
Gem of Blackstone Valley with swimming, freshwater fishing, horseback riding, sports, hiking, and jogging facilities.

Snake Den State Park
Johnston 401-222-2632
http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationSnakeDen.html
State parks headquarters, vast undeveloped area with spectacular foliage, trails.

Rhode Island State Beaches
Charlestown Breachway
Burlingame State Park
Charlestown 401-364-7000
Year-Round 401-322-8910
http://www.riparks.com/

East Beach State Park
East Beach Road
Charlestown 401-322-0450
Year-Round 401-322-8910
http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationEastBeach.html

East Matunuck State Beach
950 Succotash Road
South Kingston 401-789-8585
Year-Round 401-789-8374
http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationEastMatunuck.html

Fort Adams State Beach
Harrison Avenue
Newport 401-847-2400
Year-Round 401-783-5551
http://www.riparks.com/

Misquamicut State Beach
257 Atlantic Avenue
Westerly 401-596-9097
Year-Round 401-322-8910
http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationMisquamicut.html

Roger W. Wheeler State Beach
100 Sand Hill Cove Road
Narragansett 401-789-3563
Year-Round 401-789-8374
http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationRogerWheeler.html

Salty Brine State Beach
254 Great Road
Narragansett 401-789-3563
Year-Round 401-789-8374
http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationSaltyBrine.html

Scarborough State Beach Complex
North & South Beaches
870-970 Ocean Road, Narragansett
North 401-789-2324
South 401-782-1319
Year-Round 401-789-8374
http://www.scarboroughbeachstatepark.com/

Land & Water Trails
Arcadia Management Area Trails
401-539-2356
www.dem.ri.gov
Miles of scenic trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, motorcycling.

Blackstone River Bikeway
401-222-2632
http://www.dot.ri.gov/community/bikeri/blackstone.php
New 17-mile path linking to East Bay Bike Path and Maine-to-Florida trails.

Block Island Greenways
800-383-BIRI
www.block-island.com
Trails through meadows with scenic stone walls, inland moors, Mohegan Bluffs.

East Bay Bike Path     
401-253-7482
http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationEastBay.html
Nearly 15 miles of asphalt trail for cycling between Providence and Bristol parks.

Newport’s CliffWalk    
401-847-1355
www.cliffwalk.com
National Historic Trail overlooking Atlantic Ocean near Newport summer mansions.

North South Trail        
Greenways Alliance of Rhode Island
http://www.greenway.org/explore-by-state/ri
Miles of multi-purpose trails through towns and forests in rural western Rhode Island.

Pawtuxet River Greenway      
401-615-7039
www.pawtuxet.org
Hike or canoe/kayak along three-mile loop or eight-mile run.

Waterplace Park & River Walk           
401-421-7740
www.providenceri.com
Landscaped riverwalks along rerouted rivers that are open to canoes and kayaks.

Wood and Pawcatuck Rivers  
401-539-9017
www.wpwa.org
Miles of pristine, forested waterways.

 

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