Top Adventures in Jamestown

  • Explore the Castle Hill Lighthouse

    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. Follow the short well beaten path to the lighthouse. You will hear the wa...

  • Explore 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. It's usually lumped in with Connecticut and Massachusetts, but for us locals from little R...

  • Drive the Ocean Drive Historic District

    This drive encompasses all that is Newport, RI.  Known for its rocky shores and numerous sea-side mansions, this drive allows you to both view it all from the safety of your car, and has several spots to pull off to get out and get a better view. ...

    10 miles

  • Take a Stroll on the Newport 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. The first two-thirds of the walk is very easy walking condi...

    3.5 miles

  • Birdwatch at Sachuest Point

    A trip to Aquidneck Island would not be complete without a quick walk around Sachuest Point. I highly recommend this hike at sunrise, but any time of the day (or year) is great! This nature preserve is home to a large population of tourist-friendl...

    1.5 miles

  • Watch the Sunrise at Roger W. Wheeler State Beach

    We all love the time for the sun to rise and the moon to set, and we all love that time on the beach when our feet first touch the cool morning sand. Roger W. Wheeler State Beach is a great beach to catch the sunrise and it is easy to get to and e...

  • Hike the Osprey Point Loop on Trustom Pond

    Careful on the drive in for deer! From the parking lot head right around the Farm Field Loop Trail then continue to your right down Osprey Point Trail (0.8 miles). This is where you will most likely see the deer up close. Continue to your right to...

    2 miles

  • Hike Gooseberry Island

    Begin an hour before sunset at the intersection between West Beach and East Beach Road. The intersecting roads will lead you to a paved causeway over the ocean. Waves typically clash on either side of you as you drive over the ocean. There is a fr...

    1.5 miles 36 ft gain

  • Car Camp at 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. During the summer and early fall, Charlestown, RI, as well as the surrounding beach towns, come alive with tou...

  • Visit the Frosty Drew Observatory

    The Frosty Drew Observatory is located near the tip of southern Rhode Island, which means apart from summer this is a very quiet beach town. The isolation from major urban areas provides the perfect conditions for star-gazing. The building itself ...

  • Watch the Sunrise at 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. East Beach is a sandy beach and with the right swell size and dire...

  • Hike Frank Knowles–Little River Reserve Trail

    Frank Knowles-Little River Reserve contains nearly 9 miles of hiking trails to explore. Start off by parking in the white sea shell parking lot. From there you will find the trail marked by a DNRT sign . My group and I walked along the red/boardwa...

    4 miles 295 ft gain

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