This spot is one of my favorite places for hiking in Rhode Island. It has many trails to explore, interesting finds to be found, a beach to comb, a bridge to view and, at the right time of the year, seals!
There is a lot to Explore on this New England forest hike.
The lovely one-mile, wooden trail ends at a rocky beach that you can continue hiking along. It provides a lovely view of Jamestown and the Jamestown bridge. If you continue along the beach to the north and round the bend there is a beautiful sandbar and marshy bay area.
The Seals of Rome Point
This is a great hike to take from late October through May as it is the home to the visiting Rome Point Harbor Seals who come and hang out on the rocks. The easiest way to get to the seals is to walk down the main trail until you reach the end (the pic above of the bench at the water’s edge.) Turn to the left and walk along the water until you reach Rome Point. It will be about an hour walk. Ahead of you there will be rocks about 350 feet off shore. That is too far to see the seals well with your naked eye, so be sure to bring a telescope or binoculars
On the other side of Rome Point are beautiful marshes and you can walk back through the woods with views like these. Enjoy your time hiking in our beautiful state of Rhode Island! If you want to discover more fun New England hikes be sure to read Top Ten New England Hikes for Families and 5 Scenic Family Hikes around Lincoln, New Hampshire.