The Best Outdoor Activities in Rhode Island

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Explore Beavertail State Park

Rhode Island / Beavertail State Park

Rhode Island isn't exactly on everyone's map, I've even met strangers in other parts of the U.S. who have no idea where the tiniest state in the country is.

Chris Mongeau
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Explore Block Island

Rhode Island / Block Island

Block Island, a small island off the coast of the Rhode Island mainland, is well-known as a local summer playland.

Shannon Kalahan
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Car Camp at Charlestown Breachway Campground

Rhode Island / Charlestown Breachway Campground

Rhode Island is nicknamed the Ocean State for a reason, and camping by the coast is something absolutely necessary while in New England.

Chris Mongeau
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Take a Stroll on the Newport Cliff Walk

Rhode Island / Cliff Walk

The 3.5 mile Cliff Walk is a National Recreation Trail in a National Historic District. I chose to start at the western end of Easton's or First Beach at Memorial Blvd. and walk south.

Rebecca Nichols
127 Saves

Watch the Sunset over Misquamicut Beach

Rhode Island / Misquamicut Beach

Misquamicut is one of Rhode Island’s most popular beach locations during the day.

Bryan Young
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Watch the Sunrise at East Beach, RI

Rhode Island / East Beach, RI

Walking over the dunes in the dark you can hear the waves breaking on shore from the parking lot. Wet suited up, camera in hand, make your way over the dunes and down to the water.

Zach Yeamans
81 Saves

Explore the Castle Hill Lighthouse

Rhode Island / Castle Hill Lighthouse Parking

Park at the Castle Hill Cove Marina and walk across the street. Follow the sidewalk left and you will see a small sign that states "Castle Hill Lighthouse" on your right.

Rebecca Nichols
58 Saves

Walk up Jerimoth Hill

Rhode Island / Jerimoth Hill

Most likely you are not doing this one unless you are hoping to accomplish the US high points. Jerimoth Hill is Rhode Islands highest point at 812 feet. Park along Rt 101.

Rebecca Nichols
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