Cliff Walk and Fort Adams in Newport, RI

Last weekend, I was in Newport. I have to say that the standout of that trip was the Cliff Walk. It’s a pedestrian trail a little over three miles long, alongside the coastline. In the beginning, it’s paved and a little elevated. There were a few points where we could climb down to the rocks (and a few points where I wouldn’t recommend climbing, though it’s theoretically possible).

Part of the trail was closed, due to damage from Sandy, but the last segment was open. That last segment awesome, because it wasn’t paved roads anymore. At best, we got a dirt trail. A lot of it was just walking on these huge rocks. It made it feel a little like a mild coastal hike, and it was a lot of fun.

In the area around Fort Adam State Park. This looks kind of like what the last part of the Cliff Walk had.

In the area around Fort Adam State Park. This looks kind of like what the last part of the Cliff Walk had.

Another highlight was Fort Adams, built in 1799. A guided tour was required to get inside, so we couldn’t walk around on our own, but it was still good. The tunnels were unfortunetly flooded, again due to Sandy. But we did get to walk through this pitch black narrow corridor with a lantern–it was so small, I had to duck my head, and I’m not that tall. It was really cool.

Anyone else come across cool places on trips, that you want to mention?

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One Response to Cliff Walk and Fort Adams in Newport, RI

  1. rick says:

    Glad you enjoyed your trip to Fort Adams! Rick Nagele, Executive Director, The Fort Adams Trust

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