Lincoln Woods State Park: A Rhode Island Gem
Lincoln Woods State Park is a beautiful Rhode Island state park located just a short drive from Providence (~20min). Summer activities at Lincoln Woods include: hiking, jogging, fishing, picnicking, and swimming at the beach.
The highlight here is the gorgeous covered bridge (pictured above) located at the entrance to the park. The bridge was dedicated in 2005. Although it doesn’t hold much historical significance, it is a gorgeous site, and I am assuming incredible surrounded by colorful foliage.
This is a beautiful park to take a walk around. The park is filled with beautiful tall, old trees. The paved walking/jogging path runs about 2.5 miles long, which makes it an exercise hotspot – walking, biking, running, etc…
The gorgeous paved path
The views of Onley Pond along the walk are absolutely beautiful. Take a look at these gorgeous pictures!
There really weren’t any marked hiking trails that went through the woods, rather just a few shorter trails. Here are a few pictures of the lovely forest…
There are lots of big rocks located within the park, which make great photograph opportunities or climbing opportunities for others!
The beach seemed to be the hot spot on a warm summer’s day…
A few gorgeous pictures of the sun shining through the trees… Thankfully, there is plenty of shade so you can still enjoy the park during the hotter, sunnier months.
If you don’t feel like exercising or swimming, relaxing and taking in the gorgeous views is another option. There are plenty of benches and picnic tables scattered throughout the park complete with beautiful views…
Lincoln Woods offers an on site Kayak school called the Eastern Mountain sports kayak school. I wouldn’t mind returning for a early morning kayak trip as the combination of calm waters and beautiful scenery would make for a fantastic trip.
- Address: 2 Manchester Print Works Rd. Lincoln, RI 02865.
- Parking: Free
- Pet friendly: Yes
- Restroom facilities: May 1st-Oct. 31st
- Shoreline fishing: 2nd Sat in April – Columbus Day
- Seasonal lifeguards: 9am-6pm