This one-mile hike in North Kingstown is one of the best family hikes in Rhode Island. It will bring you through the woods to the shore of Narragansett Bay. It has many trails to explore, exciting 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 beautiful view of Jamestown and the Jamestown bridge. If you continue along the beach to the north and round the bend, there is a lovely 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. You can see where that is in the picture 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’s walk. Ahead of you, there will be rocks about 350 feet offshore. 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.