Newport Rhode Island, Hiking and Biking Around Newport
Newport Mansions have been turned into museums in some instances and are open to visitors. Bike or drive to the end of Narragansett Ave at the ocean for parking and access to the Cliffwalk or park at the mansion parking lots such as Marble House.
Newport's Cliffwalk is open to the public and reveals the splendor of life during the late 1800s when industrialist built summer homes in Newport. Several are now museums open for tours.
A walk along the ocean at Cliffwalk reveals the splendor of life during the turn of the last century, the Nineties, when industrialist built summer homes in Newport. Several are now museums open for tours.
A short ride option is to bike and walk the trail on Narragansett Bay at Fort Adams.
The grounds of Fort Adams have been used for the annual Newport Folk Festival. There is a museum to the Americas Cup racers at the park. A ferry boat makes trips to Jamestown and Block Island.
Ample parking makes the park a good jumping off place for a bike ride around Newport
Fort Adams on Newport's harbor has trails along the water and can be a good area to park for bike rides to other locations such as Cliffwalk and the summer homes of Newport's 1890s elite or to Breton Point State Park.
A Newport Rhode Island, Bike Ride Can Start At Fort Adams where there is ample parking
Fort Adams is on Newport's Narragansett Bay has a paved trail along the water.
From Brenton Point SP, follow Ocean Ave. along the coast for several miles to Bellevue Ave and Cliffwalk, the summer homes of Newport's 1890s Gilded Age.
From Bellevue take a right on Narragansett Avenue to reach the Cliffwalk access and the walking trail along the ocean.
A block up on Bellevue, take a left on Dixon to return to Thames St. and the Harbor. Find Wellington Avenue along the water and head back to Harrison Ave and the Fort Adams entrance. (12 miles)
Medium Distance Ride Option:
Take a left out of the Fort Adams entrance and go to downtown Newport and the harbor.
Ride and walk your bike along Thames St. and visit Goat Island. Lots of dining,shopping, and , sightseeing options in Newport Harbor. 8 miles+ RT.
Twelve Mile Newport Ocean Bike Ride:
Ride from the Fort Adams entrance and take a right on Harrison Ave. and then to Ocean Ave. This will take you to Castle Hill Ave (right), and then to Ocean Ave. and Brenton Point State Park.
Downtown Newport near the harbor has great architecture and lots of dining,shopping, and , sightseeing options
Newport's Cliffwalk is open to the public for walking along the coast at the back of the summer homes built during the 1890s.
How To Reach Newport Rhode Island by Auto: From the north, take Route 24 to Route 24/138 in Triverton RI and follow it to Route 114 which will lead to the center of Newport.
From the west and south, go to Providence and find Route 195 east to Route 24.
From Connecticut and points south, take I-95 north to Route 38, exit 3A, and cross the Jamestown Bridge and the Newport Bridge, exiting on Farewell St to Americas Cup Avenue to the center of Newport.
Getting to Newport Rhode Island by Air: The nearest large city to Newport RI. in the north is Boston.(BOS) From the south, New York City is a 100 mile drive on Route I-95 north to route 138.
Air service reaches Boston from other major hubs and cities. Rental cars are available at the airport. From Boston take Route I- 95 south to route 24.
Airlines serve Providence RI TF Green Airport (Warwick RI. (PVD) and Hartford Conn. Bradley International Airport,(BDL) smaller cities closer to Newport than Boston or New York City.
Train service is available to Providence RI from major cities via Amtrak. Bus service reaches Newport
Newport Rhode Island offers Hiking and Biking Trips that can start with a moderate walk along Cliffwalk, behind the mansions. Find parking at Fort Adams on Newport's harbor for a hike to the center or a bike ride to Newport shopping.