Best Hiking Trails in Narragansett, RI
Black Point exemplifies all that is gorgeous about New England’s rugged and rocky coastline – massive slabs of granite that have weathered the constant beating by the deep blue waters.
To the left, you can head directly down to the rocks and scramble over boulders. If you take the path to the right, you can walk along the edge of the coast, which is separated from the rocky shore by tall grass, brambles, and bushes. There are side trails that cut through the brush and lead down to the rocks.
If you follow the dirt trail all the way around to Scarborough State Beach, you’ll find the remains of an old stone carriage house that was part of a large estate that sat on the point.
Whale Rock Trail
The Whale Rock trail is a short and easy boardwalk trail that leads to a beautiful place. Wind your way through greenery resembling an exotic forest and then be treated to a beach and stunning shoreline views.
This is the perfect spot to bring the family for a picnic and some shallow wading near the shore.
Canonchet Farm Trail
Canonchet Farm has a wide variety of habitats including salt and fresh water marshes, wetland forests, upland forests, meadows, streams, ponds and abuts Pettaquamscut Cove. Shorebirds are found in the cove and migrating songbirds in the woods. Several varieties of frogs are in the ponds and can be heard between March and August at sunset. With 1.5 miles of walking trails and it’s proximity to the South County Museum, Canonchet Farm is a perfect venue for a day’s outing.