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Smithfield, Rhode Island

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  • North Stonington, Connecticut

    Hike Narragansett Trail

    4.0
    10.7 mi / 1 ft gain
    Narragansett Trail is a 10.7 mile point-to-point hike that takes you by a lake located near North Stonington, Connecticut.
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  • Ledyard, Connecticut

    Lantern Hill Loop

    4.0
    2.58 mi / 387 ft gain
    Lantern Hill in North Stonington, CT. has been one of my new favorite short hikes since I've been home for a long period of time. Interestingly enough, the trail I've noted is right next to the Foxwoods Casino. In fact, one of them is actually in the back parking lot of a resort. So plenty of pa...
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  • Westerly, Rhode Island

    Grills Preserve

    4.0
    4.27 mi / 351 ft gain
    Grills Preserve is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Bradford, Rhode Island.
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  • Narragansett, Rhode Island

    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 easy to park. To say the least, it'll be worth waki...
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  • Norwich, Connecticut

    Explore Yantic Falls Historic District

    0.3 mi / 26 ft gain
    The Yantic Falls Historic District encompasses a historic mill and associated worker housing on Yantic Street in Norwich, Connecticut. The 10 acre area includes a complex of mill buildings arrayed along the Yantic River, and a group of three brick mill worker houses. Today, Yantic Falls is part d...
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  • Charlestown, Rhode Island

    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 is located on a large plot of land dedicated to na...
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  • Dartmouth, Massachusetts

    Hike Frank Knowles–Little River Reserve Trail

    4.6
    4 mi / 295 ft gain
    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/boardwalk trail which features a number of boardwalks lea...
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  • Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Bike or Run on the Charles River Path

    5.0
    10 mi
    The Charles River Path becomes a center of activity in Boston, especially during the summer, and you can run (or bike) it! It is a paved pathway that travels along both sides of the Charles River from the North End of the city to Allston and beyond. There are several bridges along the way with pe...
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  • Charlestown, Rhode Island

    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 tourists from all over the globe. The Breachway Campg...
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  • Boston, Massachusetts

    Freedom Trail

    4.7
    2.9 mi / 121 ft gain
    Park along the trail and then hop on. The Freedom Trail allows you to not only see the most beautiful parts of Boston (which is an absolutely gorgeous city) but you can learn some history too! Head off the trail a bit to explore the Charles River, the waterfront near the aquarium and picturesque ...
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  • Westport, Massachusetts

    Hike Gooseberry Island

    1.5 mi / 36 ft gain
    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 free parking lot once you reach the opening. To reac...
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  • Harvard, Massachusetts

    Hike along the Nashua River and the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge

    9.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    Park in the lot on Tank Road to access the Nashua River Trail. Keep your eyes peeled for turtles, chipmunks, birds, and other wildlife! This trail is open from April to October.  The trail can become flooded and muddy after a rain/ snow, so for a shorter alternative to the 9.5 miles, you can take...
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  • Charlestown, Rhode Island

    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 direction you'll get some sizable shore break to play ...
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  • Stonington, Connecticut

    Hike River Road

    4.0
    3.9 mi / 55 ft gain
    River Road is a 3.9 mile point-to-point hike that takes you by a river located near Mystic, Connecticut.
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  • Medford, Massachusetts

    Hike Southern Middlesex Fells Loop

    4.7
    3.5 mi / 756 ft gain
    Park in the parking area near Bellevue Pond. There are multiple entrances to the reservation (some closer to the reservoir itself than others). I have spent days in there hiking around and never seeing the water and there are days when I just hiked right in to the water and sat and enjoyed it. Th...
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  • Norwell, Massachusetts

    Hike the Norris Reservation Loop

    2.4 mi / 60 ft gain
    Choose from multiple trails in Norris that offer beautiful views of the the North river and marshland. Great spot to do some trail running through the woods and see the river too. There is also a pond a short distance from the parking lot that offers a great fishing spot with a picnic table nearb...
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