Colt State Park Bristol, Rhode Island: Walk, Bike, Fly a Kite by
Colt State Park, Bristol, R.I.
by Eric Hurwitz. Article updated on 11/30/16
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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.
Perfectly manicured landscapes and the picture-perfect panoramic
Narragansett Bay views majestically created by Mother Nature define
this one-of-a-kind 464-acre state park. There is no better state park
we've found in New England as the stunning coastal scenery and ample
recreational amenities require repeated visits.
Colt State Park offers four miles of bike paths along the bay, more
than 400 picnic tables at six groves, 10 playing fields, abundant
groomed fruit trees and other colorful plant life, and an open-air
chapel-by-the-sea -- perfect for an ideal coastal New England wedding,
, according to the Rhode Island Parks Web Site, A town beach and
playground borders Colt State Park.
You could spend an entire day at Colt State Park, but it could also be
part of a day spent around the east coastal Rhode Island region.
Bristol has one of New England's great downtowns with many nice small
stores, restaurants and pubs, a park, stately sea captains' homes on
the Main and side streets, shady trees perfect for strolling in the hot
summer sun and a neat red, white and blue median strip on Main St.
Nearby Warren is more working class, but like Bristol offers a lot of
interesting locally-owned stores and restaurants. Barrington doesn't
have a clearly defined downtown,but old, historic buildings, nice bay
views and a clean look make this town a very desirable bedroom
community of Providence and a pleasure to drive through as a visitor.
Bristol, Warren and Barrington share the scenic 14.5 East Bay Bike Path
(which starts in Providence), with a safe asphalt driving path perfect
for experiencing views of the Narragansett Bay.
The famous City of Newport is about 20 minutes from Colt State Park,
offering its great mix of huge mansions, a highly developed shopping
district, and beaches. Providence is about 20 miles north, a wonderful,
historical city that has undergone a significant revitalization in the
past several years. Here, you can enjoy the brownstone, laid back feel
of the Brown University region, the Italian flair of Federal Hill, a
mile of historical homes on Benefit St., and the mammoth in-town
Providence Place tri-level shopping mall, to name just a fraction of
all the great things to do in one of New England's premier cities.
The choice is yours: spend a day in nature's paradise at Colt State
Park or make it part of your Rhode Island day trip or vacation. Either
way, you can't go wrong in this small state with big time scenery and
Colt State Park is located on Route 114 in Bristol, R.I.
Book a room at the
William's Grant Inn in Bristol near Colt State Park
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