Colt State Park
Bristol Rhode Island
Next to Bristol Town Beach is Colt State Park.
Colt State Park doesn't have a beach there, but the picnic grounds are large, it's easy to fly a kite, and there's a boat launch too.
You can actually walk from Bristol Town Beach to Colt State Park by the way of a small plot of woods. This is a nice area to visit and relax.
Be sure to take a drive through the historical scenic grounds. The last time we were there a couple was getting married. The entire western border of the park is an open to Narragansett Bay and very scenic. Colt State Park is open all year round.
"There are four miles of bicycle trails that pass along the Bay and go through acres of groomed fruit trees, flowering bushes, and beautiful manicured lawns. There are ten large fields to play, and six picnic groves containing at least 200 picnic tables."
Colt State Park hosts activities like picnicking, hiking, jogging, saltwater fishing, boating, bicycling, snowmobiling and naturalist programs. In the past, concerts were a favorite summer pastime drawing attendance to the spacious lawns for sunset events overlooking Narragansett Bay.
There is no charge to enter any Rhode Island State Parks, except the beaches.
From north or south, Hwy. 114 to Asylum Rd The entrance is not hard to miss. They have two sculpted bulls on pedestals at the entrance.
Other Attractions in Bristol
Coggeshall Farm Museum - Poppasquash Rd Bristol, RI 02809 (401) 253-9062
Herreshoff Marine Museum - 1 Burnside St Bristol, RI 02809 (401) 253-5000
Wilson Gallery of Fine Art - 251 Thames St Bristol, Town Of, RI 02809 (401) 254-0606
Harbor Inn is located at 259 Thames Street Bristol, RI 02809
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