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

State Parks & Recreation
Information 401-222-2632

City of Providence Recreation
One Recreation Way
Providence 401-421-7740

Rhode Island State Parks
Beavertail State Park
Jamestown 401-423-9941
Spectacular coastline vistas, fishing, hiking trails, naturalist programs.

Brenton Point State Park
Newport 401-847-2400
Panoramic East Coast views, picnicking, hiking, fishing.

Burlingame State Park, Beach & Campground
Charlestown 401-322-8910
Campground 401-322-7337
More than 3,200 acres of diverse terrain with beach and campground.

Colt State Park
Bristol 401-253-7482
Jewel of the park system with superb views, miles of trails, and many other amenities.

Fisherman’s Memorial State Park
Narragansett 401-789-8374
Seaside village atmosphere with groomed grassy areas, line paths, family activities.

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

Fort Wetherill State Park
Jamestown 401-423-1771
Perched on granite cliffs across the water from Fort Adams State Park.

Goddard Memorial State Park & Beach
Warwick 401-884-2010
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
Boat ramp, picnic areas with fireplaces, open areas, sports fields.

Lincoln Woods State Park
Lincoln 401-723-7892
Gem of Blackstone Valley with swimming, freshwater fishing, horseback riding, sports, hiking, and jogging facilities.

Snake Den State Park
Johnston 401-222-2632
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

East Beach State Park
East Beach Road
Charlestown 401-322-0450
Year-Round 401-322-8910

East Matunuck State Beach
950 Succotash Road
South Kingston 401-789-8585
Year-Round 401-789-8374

Fort Adams State Beach
Harrison Avenue
Newport 401-847-2400
Year-Round 401-783-5551

Misquamicut State Beach
257 Atlantic Avenue
Westerly 401-596-9097
Year-Round 401-322-8910

Roger W. Wheeler State Beach
100 Sand Hill Cove Road
Narragansett 401-789-3563
Year-Round 401-789-8374

Salty Brine State Beach
254 Great Road
Narragansett 401-789-3563
Year-Round 401-789-8374

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

Land & Water Trails
Arcadia Management Area Trails
Miles of scenic trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, motorcycling.

Blackstone River Bikeway
New 17-mile path linking to East Bay Bike Path and Maine-to-Florida trails.

Block Island Greenways
Trails through meadows with scenic stone walls, inland moors, Mohegan Bluffs.

East Bay Bike Path
Nearly 15 miles of asphalt trail for cycling between Providence and Bristol parks.

Newport’s CliffWalk
National Historic Trail overlooking Atlantic Ocean near Newport summer mansions.

North South Trail
Greenways Alliance of Rhode Island
Miles of multi-purpose trails through towns and forests in rural western Rhode Island.

Pawtuxet River Greenway
Hike or canoe/kayak along three-mile loop or eight-mile run.

Waterplace Park & River Walk
Landscaped riverwalks along rerouted rivers that are open to canoes and kayaks.

Wood and Pawcatuck Rivers
Miles of pristine, forested waterways.

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