We’ve talked about the exquisite beauty of Newport before. The various paths and trails showcase the immense natural beauty of the town and give you a chance to take in the rich history found around every corner. Below you’ll find some of the best fall walking trails in Newport, Rhode Island—take a break from the food and architecture to get a breath of fresh air with these trails.

Brenton Point State Park

Perfect for a walk and a picnic, head to Brenton Point State Park to see some of the most beautiful views Newport has to offer. Found on the breathtaking Ocean Drive, the grassy lawns overlook Narragansett Bay. Walk down to the cliffs and watch the tides swell—it’s the perfect way to spend time outside as a family.

Newport Cliff Walk

Here you’ll find three and half miles of beautiful winding paths along Newport’s shoreline. You’ll find magnificent views of Narragansett Bay and the rocky coves underneath. You’ll walk past beaches and streets full of impressive architecture—you’ll even get to pass some of the city’s mansions! Take a stroll with your loved one, and then stop in for something to eat at one of Newport’s many restaurants.

Fort Adams State Park

The historic Fort Adams State Park offers beautiful walking paths and the opportunity for an awesome history lesson. The massive lawn is wonderful for a walk and picnic, and it often has different events going on, so you can take a walk around the property and enjoy the fests and reenactments. Strolling around this park is a must!

Ballard Park

This thirteen-acre nature preserve gives you that hiking feel others on this list do not, and people have immersed themselves in nature here for many years. There are wonderful fall walking trails that allow you to experience fall foliage up close. From open fields to tree-lined paths, this is a great place to come if you need to stretch your legs after a long car ride.

Newport Harbor Walk

These paths take you through the stunning Newport harbors. Choose from either Harbor Walk South or North, and take in the sights, smells, and tastes of the sea. You can admire everything from the sailing boats to the trendy boutiques. Walking along these piers is a great way to get a true glimpse of the hustle and bustle in Newport.

Head out on a Rhode Island day trip with New England Trips to explore some of these fall walking trails for yourself. You’ll fall in love with the immeasurable beauty of the town—book your trip, now!