Mountain biking in Lincoln Woods

Outdoor Experiences 

Looking to get some fresh air, while still practicing safe social distancing? We've got you covered. State parks and beaches are closed but Rhode Island has conservation areas with miles of trails for walking and hiking and we have beautiful bike paths all over the state. RI Parks has information about dog-friendly recreation spots around the state.

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Places to walk & hike

Barrington Town Beach

Four acres of beachfront overlooking Narragansett Bay. Lifeguards on duty from June to September. Parking... Read More ›

Blue Beach

Located on the southwest tip of Quonset Point, Blue Beach has a small parking area off Circuit Drive, with a... Read More ›

Blue Shutters Town Beach

Very popular family-oriented town beach. It's a pretty spot with spectacular views of Block Island Sound.... Read More ›

Bristol Town Beach

The Town Beach and Sports Complex is a 47.15-acre park located near the entrance to Colt State Park. It... Read More ›

Calf Pasture Point Beach

Calf Pasture Point Beach, visible from Spink’s Neck across the Allen Harbor channel, is accessible to cyclists... Read More ›

Charlestown Town Beach

Resident passes and cottage passes are accepted. New bathroom facility with cold-water rinsing stations. Fees... Read More ›

Compass Rose Beach

This is the old sea-plane beach at Quonset Point. It is a popular place to launch small craft such as Hobie... Read More ›

Conimicut Point Beach

Saltwater beach with a park. A great spot for bird watching and sunsets, with view of the Conimicut... Read More ›

Dunes Park Beach

Small beach geared to families. Soft sand, clear water. Privately owned facility. Read More ›

Easton's Beach (First Beach)

Easton's Beach, located on Memorial Boulevard at the start of the Cliff Walk, is a 3/4 mile long surf beach... Read More ›

Fogland Beach (Tiverton Town Beach)

Fogland Beach is a black stone beach on the south side of Fogland Point. The beach is a favorite of kayakers... Read More ›

Georgiaville Pond

Public beach, freshwater swimming, stickers required to park. Boat launch. $4 walk-in day pass for... Read More ›

Goosewing Beach

The Goosewing Beach Preserve is a magnificent system of pristine coastal pond, beach and dune environments.... Read More ›

Gorton Pond

Disabled-accessible fishing pier. Small beach, no lifeguard. Read More ›

Grinnell's Beach

Summer of 2019 brings you a new and improved family beach where you will find a new parking lot, new... Read More ›

King Park Beach

King Park is a Newport City park at the south end of Newport Harbor. Read More ›

Little Pond

Located in a quiet residential area. Small beach, no lifeguards. Read More ›

Mackerel Cove (Jamestown Town...

Sandy Mackerel Cove, also known as Jamestown Town Beach, is sheltered from the currents of Narragansett Bay,... Read More ›

Melville Pond Recreation Area

One hundred sixty two area of coastal woodland dotted by wetlands, ponds, and brooks. The Nature preserve... Read More ›

Moonstone Beach

Nestled in the Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge's 2-miles of coastline is Moonstone Beach. Over two miles... Read More ›

Napatree Point Beach & Conservation...

Napatree Point juts out from the Watch Hill area in Westerly, and is a wonderful place for a stunningly... Read More ›

Narragansett Town Beach

Narragansett Town Beach is a classic New England saltwater coastal beachfront that offers some of the best,... Read More ›

Oakland Beach

Bay inlet beach. Saltwater beach, restaurants nearby. Boat ramp on Bay Ave. Read More ›

Quonochontaug Pond

Quonochontaug Pond is a saltwater pond in South County and is connected directly to the ocean via... Read More ›

Sachuest Beach (Second Beach)

Sachuest Beach, locally known as Second Beach, is a South facing, mile long, family friendly beach with good... Read More ›

Sandy Point Beach

This shallow, natural beach is located on the Sakonnet River at the end of Sandy Point Avenue and is great for... Read More ›

South Kingstown Town Beach

This beach, on the fringe of the village of Matunuck, is South Kingstown's official public beach. It has a... Read More ›

South Shore Beach

It's secluded and peaceful, but rocky; camping through application, but no campground. Read More ›

Spink's Neck Beach

Spink’s Neck Beach is a long, narrow stretch of sand and shells in Davisville on the northern side of Quonset... Read More ›

Spring Lake Beach & Arcade

Recreational facility with 750 feet of beachfront offering volleyball court, food concessions, paddleboats,... Read More ›

Teddy's Beach

Teddy's Beach is located on Park Avenue in Island Park at Stone Bridge. This beach is owned by the State of... Read More ›

Third Beach

Third Beach is a beautiful, family friendly East facing beach. Third Beach has less waves and overlooks Third... Read More ›

Union Street Beach

Union Street Beach is a small, picturesque park overlooking the beautiful Bristol Harbor. Located on Hope... Read More ›

Warren Town Beach

The perfect spot for a family picnic or a great beach day with the little ones, the Warren Town Beach has... Read More ›

Warwick City Park & Buttonwoods...

A 126-acre beach park with three baseball fields, picnic areas and shelters, three miles of paved bicycle... Read More ›

Warwick Pond, Buckeye Brook

An 85-acre pond in the middle of Warwick, just east of the airport. There is no parking lot, but there is... Read More ›

Watch Hill Beach

This small beach lies behind the antique Flying Horse Carousel in the heart of Watch Hill. It is popular with... Read More ›

Watchaug Pond Beach

Freshwater beach within Burlingame State Park. Read More ›

Wuskenau Town Beach

Formerly called Westerly New Town Beach. On Atlantic Ave, not far from Misquamicut State Beach. Open to the... Read More ›

Ballard Park

Ballard Park is a thirteen acre nature preserve in the City of Newport. It is open sunrise to sunset. Read More ›

Big River Management Area

Big River covers a total area of 8319 acres. The area is composed of mainly forest land (evergreens 4374... Read More ›

Burnside Park

Adjacent to Kennedy Plaza, Burnside Park is a central green space in Downtown Providence. Grab a meal from the... Read More ›

Canonchet Farm

174 acre park. Historic cemetery with graves dating to 1700. Nature trails. Read More ›

Carolina Wildlife Management Area

The RI Department of Environmental Management maintains several thousand acres of conservation land in Rhode... Read More ›

Cass Park

Walking paths and benches, pond for fishing, tennis & basketball courts, baseball fields, skating rinks,... Read More ›

Chocolate Mill Overlook Park

The Chocolate Mill Overlook provides waterfront access to this section of the Blackstone River, including a... Read More ›

Conanicut Battery National Historic...

The Revolutionary War The Rhode Island General Assembly ordered the building of the Conanicut Battery in 1776.... Read More ›

Daggett Farm

Located within Slater Memorial Park. Daggett Farm offers fantastic picnic grounds, a retail plant nursery, a... Read More ›

Diamond Hill Park

Named for its mile-long face of veined granite quartz, Diamond Hill is another great place to do some jogging... Read More ›

Francis C. Carter Memorial Preserve

As a member of the Nature Conservancy, this preserve boasts the largest natural preserve in Rhode Island.... Read More ›

George B. Salter Memorial Grove...

This small park on Narragansett Parkway overlooks the Bay and hosts many of the events for Gaspee Days. Read More ›

Governor Notte Park

John A. Notte, Jr. was a resident of North Providence who became Governor of the State of Rhode Island. The... Read More ›

Hauser Recreational Field

Recreation facility that contains 3 softball fields, 1 T-Ball field, and a playground for ages 5 to 12. Read More ›

Heritage Park

Walking trails, cross country skiing with trails of up to one and a half miles in length circling the park.... Read More ›

Independence Park

The scenic 4-acre park is located at the head of the East Bay Bike path on beautiful Bristol Harbor and... Read More ›

India Point Park

Bike paths, playgrounds and waterfront views sparkle amidst lush lawns and a new pedestrian bridge. Water... Read More ›

Jenks Park

Donated by Alvin Jenks in 1890, the park was built around Dexter's Ledge. In 1676 during King Philips' War,... Read More ›

The Monastery Park

Site of a former Cistercian Monastery, now owned and maintained by the Town of Cumberland. Jogging and walking... Read More ›

Ninigret Park

This 227-acre park features a state-of-the-art playground, ball fields, ten-speed bike course, tennis and... Read More ›

Pawtucket Veterans Memorial Park

Overlooking the Blackstone River, the park contains a monument to all Pawtucket Veterans and an amphitheater... Read More ›

Pierce Park and Riverwalk

Pierce Park and Riverwalk is located on High Street in Central Falls along the Blackstone River. Constructed... Read More ›

Prospect Terrace

Site of Roger Williams Memorial, statue overlooking the city. Panoramic view of Providence skyline. Read More ›

River Island Park

Offers an attractive environment in which to appreciate Woonsocket's unique combination of urban atmosphere... Read More ›

Roger Williams Park

Since the 1890’s, Roger Williams Park has been the premier playground for both Providence and Rhode Island... Read More ›

Slater Memorial Park

The park has full recreational facilities, including tennis courts and thirteen picnic sites. The Looff... Read More ›

Steere Hill

448-acre area open year round for snowshoeing, horseback riding, jogging, and walking Read More ›

Ten Mile River Greenway

The Ten Mile River Greenway was built in 2004 to connect Slater Park in Pawtucket to the Kimberly Ann Rock... Read More ›

Touro Park

Named for Judah Touro, the Newport-born benefactor who funded its purchase by the City in 1854, this 2.25-acre... Read More ›

Valley Falls Heritage Park

Scenic park-educational site located along the banks of the Blackstone River as part of the Blackstone River... Read More ›

Waterplace Park

This area represents a vital part of early Providence history, serving as reminder of the water that covered... Read More ›

White Mill Park

The original mill was built in 1834 and later burned. A Worsted mill was erected on the site in 1895 by Arnold... Read More ›

Wilcox Park

Fourteen acre Wilcox Park is Westerly's centerpiece.  Beautifully landscaped, replete with statuary,... Read More ›

Pedal our bike paths & trails

Blackstone River Bikeway

The Blackstone River Bikeway will ultimately extend 48 miles from Worcester, Massachusetts, to Providence, the... Read More ›

Coventry Greenway and Trestle Trail

A converted railway, this five-mile, completely paved greenway is popular with many hikers and bicyclists as a... Read More ›

East Bay Bike Path

The East Bay Bike path is a ribbon of asphalt that follows the shoreline of Narragansett Bay, providing a safe... Read More ›

Pardon Gray Preserve

Pardon Gray Preserve was purchased and preserved as permanent open space by the Tiverton Land Trust in 2000.... Read More ›

Quonset Bike Path

The path runs 2.5 miles from Route 1 (Post Road) through the Quonset Business Park to the Calf Pasture Point... Read More ›

Ten Mile River Greenway

The Ten Mile River Greenway was built in 2004 to connect Slater Park in Pawtucket to the Kimberly Ann Rock... Read More ›

Washington Secondary Bike Path

The Washington Secondary Bike Path is the state's second-longest bike path at 14.2 miles from Cranston Street... Read More ›

The William C. O'Neill Bike Path

Formerly known as the South County Bike Path. It is located on the former Narragansett Pier railroad, which... Read More ›

Wilson Park Bikeway

A 1.5-mile loop circling the seventy-five-acre Wilson Park in Colonial Wickford. The path offers picnic spots,... Read More ›