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The best parks in Rhode Island

There is no better way to enjoy Rhode Island’s natural beauty than by visiting one of our amazing state parks. It’s a fun, affordable way to get some fresh air and sunshine. Here are our top three picks for the best parks in Rhode Island.

Beavertail State Park

Widely considered one of the most beautiful stretches of ocean on the New England coastline, Beavertail State Park has 170 acres of property near Jamestown, and offers hiking trails, numerous scenic viewpoints, and excellent saltwater fishing.

Misquamicut State Beach

If you are interested in surfing, then Misquamicut State Beach is the place for you! Built in 1959 after the hurricane damaged the beachfront area, this is one of Rhode Island’s most popular parks.

Goddard Memorial State Park

This stately park was originally a private estate, with broad fields and amazing landscaping. It was entrusted to the state in 1930, and includes two miles of shoreline along Greenwich Cove. For picnicking, walking, equestrian sports, games, or the outdoor performing arts, Goddard Memorial State Park is the place to go.

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