RI-Newport- Mansions at Christmas

In recent years I have been searching for those fairytale Christmas towns to get me in the holiday spirit. This years pick was Newport and the mansion tours. You can buy tickets for their self guided tours to three mansions- The Breakers, The Elm and Marblehouse. I appreciated getting all these great ideas for decoratingContinue reading “RI-Newport- Mansions at Christmas”

RI- Middletown-Sachuest Point National Preserve

As I sought ocean front bike routes I learned of this refuge that is found at the end of a series of beaches. Not far from Purgatory Chasm, I rode down the road past the beaches and the line of cars trying to get into the lots. I reached the refuge to find a lovelyContinue reading “RI- Middletown-Sachuest Point National Preserve”

RI- Middletown- Purgatory Chasm

Short short hike! Big big rewards! Per “Only in your state”, glaciers formed Purgatory Chasm thousands of years ago and seawater has been eroding this crack in the cliffs ever since. This slice in the rocks is 120 feet long, 10 feet wide at the top, and over 150 feet deep. Each year the gapContinue reading “RI- Middletown- Purgatory Chasm”

RI- Newport-Cliff Walk

Always enjoy the 3.5 mile Cliff walk in Newport, Rhode Island. A nice mixed outdoor adventure with some parts paved and some over boulders. Great views everywhere! Walk and pause by Salve Regina University, mansions and pollinator gardens. The other end has Bailey Beach and a walk over boulders along the cliffs. I have doneContinue reading “RI- Newport-Cliff Walk”

RI-Newport-Battery Park Sunset

I was given a local tip for a sunset location in Newport away from the crowds and I found it perfect. I knew it would be fun as I approached as I best enjoy locations which offer other areas of focus in addition the sun. I ran around the park trying to get the sunContinue reading “RI-Newport-Battery Park Sunset”

RI-Newport: Easton’s Beach & Snack Bar

Parking lot full! One thing I love about biking is I can get most anywhere that may otherwise be hindered by traffic, full lots or outrageous prices! As part of my Newport Bike ride I stopped at this town beach, also referred as First Beach, and it’s snack bar. As a biker it was aContinue reading “RI-Newport: Easton’s Beach & Snack Bar”

RI: Providence- East Bay Bike Path

East Bay Bike path is a 14.5 paved path starting at one end in Providence at India Point Park and ending in Bristol. Much of the ride is along the bay providing scenic views. I do suggest checking for sites which may spark your interest that may be off the path. For instance I stoppedContinue reading “RI: Providence- East Bay Bike Path”

RI: Charlestown- Ninigret Pond (kayaking)

Researching places to yak in Rhode Island I was intrigued by Ninigret pond as it was said to have very clear waters and was also located in an inlet of the ocean beyond. Additionally I found a launch within the Ninigret Wildlife Preserve in Ninigret Park. This offered much more than just a kayaking experienceContinue reading “RI: Charlestown- Ninigret Pond (kayaking)”