4. Colt State Park, Rhode Island
The township of Bristol, Rhode Island may be small in size but it’s rich in historical flavor. The 325 year old town offers some of the most appealing waterfront in the U.S., with views of Mount Hope and Narragensett Bays.
Visitors can also enjoy wandering around quaint neighborhoods with historical homes, museums and a variety of boutique shops.
Colt State Park in Bristol offers a variety of summer activities including hiking, biking and watersports, making it an excellent destination for adventure-minded road trippers.
The park’s 464 acres sit on Poppasquash Neck, which is part of the Poppasquash Farms Historic District, noted on the National Registrar of Historic Places.
Travel Tip: Check out the Providence Ghost Tour ($15.00 US) for an evening walking tour put on by local guides, sharing Bristol’s colorful history with tales of murder, mystery and mayhem.
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