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Parks & nature in Newport

Park
“The glamorous side of Newport. Grab your swimmers and your bike and set off for an amazing ride with views that will leave you breathless. ”
23 locals recommend
Park
“One of the top ten places for kite-flying in the northeast. Entertaining kites, even if you don't want to fly one yourself.”
21 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.”
10 locals recommend
Beach
“Local public beach offering seasonal events, a carousel, rental cabanas, facilities & a snack bar. Beach walks; walk to the end of the beach and onto the Newport Cliff Walk for a stroll along the beautiful Rhode Island coast. Lounge in the summer sunshine; take a dip in the ocean, or just dig your toes into the sand and listen to the sound of the waves. Surfs up! Rent a board at the local shop around the corner from the house, Island Sports. Chase seagulls at sunset with your best friend (Only in the off season. Peak season is Memorial Day- Sept. 30, dogs permitted on leash only in season) ”
10 locals recommend
Park
“One of Newport's Iconic landmarks. Home of great summer music festivals including world famous Jazz Festival. Easy to get to especially by Ferry”
11 locals recommend
Beach
“Another great beach for little kids; across the way in Newport, beautiful rocks, smaller beach but fun to explore. Fills up quickly!”
10 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
Scenic Viewpoint
“Hop on the trail just five minutes walk from the house. My favorite time to visit is around sunrise, when I have the trail to myself save for the bunnies (and some adventurous surfers!). From the Cliff Walk, you can see almost all of the notable mansions, and from this vantage point it is easy to imagine you are back in the Golden Age of turn-of-the-century Newport.”
3 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Just walk around there is something for everyone's pallet. Downtown Newport 10 minutes away”
5 locals recommend
Park
“Fort Wetherill State Park, situated upon 100 foot high granite cliffs across the water from Fort Adams State Park, is a former coastal defense battery and training camp. Known for its spectacular view of Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, Fort Wetherill has been a popular sight for viewing the numerous Tall Ship Events and America’s Cup Races. The area is also a major attraction for scuba diving. The park offers family and group picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking and exploring on the park’s 61.5 acres of property.”
2 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
Park
“Find the Newport Harbor Shuttle here - a great way to get out on the water! http://www.newportharborshuttle.com/ ”
2 locals recommend
Park
2 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful views of Newport 9and the sunset) and the harbor. Free swimming.”
2 locals recommend
Trail
“a must-see!! great way to check out newport's famous beaches and mansions!!”
1 local recommends