Harbor Walk South [Main Harbor] covers Newport's "Active" harbor with a wide selection of boating, sailing, entertainment, history, and night-time action. Here's the typical New England waterfront that now mixes a large and active commercial boatyard and everything from T-shirts, to trendy boutiques, to antique shops, to "Chowda" tasting, to lobster tank looking, to tall ship sailing, to learning how to pour brass marine fittings and bend oak ribs.
While Harbor Walk South is just over two miles from Stone Pier at King Park to Newport Shipyard, the harbor explorer is exposed to multiple diversions ... this is not an area to be rushed. A walking round trip is over four miles.
Harbor Walk North covers Goat Island and Newport's historic residential Point Section which was the original colonial center of the city and waterfront. While the British managed to destroy Newport's colonial waterfront by breaking up and burning the wood docks for heat during the War for Independence, this section of the city has retained a surprisingly large number of colonial homes dating in the 1700s. Combined with a number a Victorian gems, this area of Newport is architecturally rich.
The full Harbor Walk North tour starting at Storer Park to Goat Island and through the Point Section is just under three miles.
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Fall - Spring 2023-2024 RHODE ISLAND DIGITAL VISITOR GUIDE