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Parks and nature in Newport

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“A breathtaking scenic drive which spans between the Newport Historic District and the mansions along the rugged coastline. This is the first thing many visitors do when arriving in Newport for the first time. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“This is the view. Pack a lunch, bring your kite and a lawn chair and enjoy the crashing waves.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“The Fort: Nature that gave the settlers of Rhode Island one of the finest natural harbors in the world, Narragansett Bay, also presented them with a military challenge. Part of the challenge was to prevent an enemy fleet from entering the bay to attack friendly ships or cities along the shore. Another part was to prevent an enemy from seizing the bay to use it for a base of operations. Tours daily or just a great place to walk and take in the views. President Dwight D. Eisenhower's house is here. Sail Newport is here, this is where the International Volvo Race arrives and departs from. And the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals every year!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“During its years of active service, Fort Adams housed generations of soldiers. Now the Fort is open to tours, and offers spectacular views of the bay and a wealth of history for enthusiasts. Bay Walks begin at the Fort and take visitors along the picturesque East Passage of Narragansett Bay with unobstructed views of the sun setting over Conanicut Island or to the east side of the bay, overlooking Newport Harbor and the downtown waterfront as well as picturesque Brenton Cove – one of the area’s most popular anchorages.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Beach
“Great beach spot for families. Sand beach with rocky terrain in waters for kids climbing. Good snack bar. Beautiful surroundings. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Mansion tours, great for a rainy day, see how the other half lived at the turn of the century.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Trail
“Terrific walking trail. Park at the local Rogers High School and roam through the groomed trails of Ballard Park and the rock quarry.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Beach
“Great beach spot for families. Sand beach with rocky terrain in waters for kids climbing. Good snack bar. Beautiful surroundings. ”
  • 12 locals recommend

Beaches

Park
“The Fort: Nature that gave the settlers of Rhode Island one of the finest natural harbors in the world, Narragansett Bay, also presented them with a military challenge. Part of the challenge was to prevent an enemy fleet from entering the bay to attack friendly ships or cities along the shore. Another part was to prevent an enemy from seizing the bay to use it for a base of operations. Tours daily or just a great place to walk and take in the views. President Dwight D. Eisenhower's house is here. Sail Newport is here, this is where the International Volvo Race arrives and departs from. And the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals every year!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Beach
“A famous Newport Beach that is also known as First Beach. The complex features much more than just a beach.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Beach
“Great beach spot for families. Sand beach with rocky terrain in waters for kids climbing. Good snack bar. Beautiful surroundings. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“The public part of Bailey's Beach is right where the Cliff Walk ends. I like this beach because it is often secluded and the water is cleaner that the main beaches. Most of the beach is privately held and roped off, but the public part is perfect for a quiet time at the beach.”
  • 2 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Make certain to have a guided tour. Otherwise it is simply walls. But the tour explains the design and strategic significance of the fort and of Newport. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Trails

Trail
“Must visit. Located in Newport next to historic mansions. About a 60 minute drive from Providence.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Trail
“Terrific walking trail. Park at the local Rogers High School and roam through the groomed trails of Ballard Park and the rock quarry.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Regardless of when you go it's amazing, but if you're an early riser look up the time for dawn and plan to be there at least 10 minutes before sunrise. It's spectacular! Park at 40 steps on Narragansett Ave, bring your coffee and restore your faith that all is right in the world. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Trail
“a must-see!! great way to check out newport's famous beaches and mansions!!”
  • 1 local recommends
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