1. Colt State Park, in Bristol, RI, has stunning sunsets and you can park here and bike the 13 mile East Bay Bike path. It's less than a 10 minute drive from our beach house.

Our area has many parks and hiking trails. Here are a few but there are many more.

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Colt State Park, Bristol Rhode Island
Colt State Park, Bristol, R.I. by Eric Hurwitz. Article updated on 11/30/16 Share this New England travel article with your friends ... If you like to walk, bike, fly a kite or enjoy a cook-out then the photo you see on this page could be one of the many splendid views experienced at Colt State Park in beautiful Bristol, R.I.

2. Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Middletown, RI- This a 2.4 mile walking path with stunning ocean views and a variety of wildlife.

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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge Trail
This easy seaside hike is pleasant any day of the spring, summer, or fall but on an unseasonably warm January winter day, if was exceptionally wonderful. Deer abound on this refuge as well as a monitored coyote pack. Migrating wildlife of all sorts are seen here regularly.

3. Pardon Gray Preserve/Weetamoe Woods, Tiverton, RI- A 15 minute drive from the house. Weetamoe Wood has 7 miles of hiking/biking trails and adjacent Pardon Gray Preserve has an additional 2 miles. We highly recommend a stop at Gray's Ice Cream in Tiverton afterwards!

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Pardon Gray Preserve
Pardon Gray Preserve was purchased and preserved as permanent open space by the Tiverton Land Trust in 2000. It is an active farm and forest preserve adjacent to Main Road in South Tiverton and contiguous with the 550 acre Weetamoo Woods Open Space.

4. Newport's Cliff Walk - This is a can't miss! Spectacular ocean views on this 3.5 mile walk by many of Newport's famous mansions.

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Newport's Cliff Walk: The Complete Guide
New England's superlative walk by the sea-the Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island-allows you to traipse through the backyards of this historic city's spectacular mansions and private homes, admiring the ocean views that made this stretch of coast so alluring to America's rich and famous at the tail end of the 19th century.

5. Brenton Point State Park, Newport, RI- Beautiful ocean views and a great place to fly kites!

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Brenton Point State Park
Brenton Point State Park affords its visitors one of the most commanding and spectacular views on the East Coast. The park is located at the point of land where Narragansett Bay meets the Atlantic, midway along renowned Ocean Drive. Visitors can enjoy picnicking, hiking, fishing, or just relaxing with the cool breezes and majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

6. Norman Bird Sanctuary, Middletown, RI- Bird sanctuary with over 7 miles of hiking/walking trails.

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Norman Bird Sanctuary
Norman Bird Sanctuary includes more than 325 acres of diverse habitats. We are a community organization that has impacted the quality of life on Aquidneck Island and across the state for over sixty years.

6. Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI

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Fort Adams State Park
The second largest bastioned fort in the U.S. Key to Narragansett Bay area defenses, 1799 to 1945. Designed to be the most heavily armed fort in America and to garrison 2,400 troops. Three tiers of guns defended Narragansett Bay's East Passage.

7. East Bay Bike Path, Bristol to Providence- Scenic 13 mile bike path that begins at Colt State Park in Bristol (see #1).

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The East Bay Bike Path
The East Bay Bike Path is a 12.8 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Bristol, Rhode Island that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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