No two words stir up nostalgia like Rocky Point. But what does Rocky Point have to do with Health, or Fitness? Read on my Ro-dylin friends… In keeping with the Patch theme, this trip down memory lane features Five great places to take a walk.
5. Bordering the city of Craannnstun, Roger Williams Park is the site for numerous walk-a-thons for good reason, many miles of walking paths can be found in the park's 435 acres, which makes Roger Williams Park a great place to enjoy sprawling areas of green grass, shady trees, ponds and a variety of artistic structures all in one location. It's a bit confusing to get around, but I think getting lost in here is part of the fun.
4. The Washington Secondary Bike Path is often referred to locally as the Cranston Bike Path, Starting at Brewery Parkade behind Lowe's, this generally flat path runs along a former rail right of way once served by the Providence, Hartford, & Fishkill Railroad, Great views of mills, the Pawtuxet River and easy access to many commercial areas, like Sundaes where you can stop for a healthy Only 8 frozen yogurt.
3. A stop along the Cranston Bike Path as well as on left past Hugh B. Bain Middle School is Cooney Field one of the city’s 7 Walking tracks. Cooney Field is an ideal place to take a long walk along the tree-lined track.
2. The Cliff Walk along the eastern shore of Newport, RI is world famous. Great views of the ocean, this walk starts at the western end of Easton's or First Beach at Memorial Blvd. and runs south with major exits at Narragansett Ave., Webster St., Sheppard Ave., Ruggles Ave., Marine Ave., Ledge Rd., and ends at Bellevue Ave.
1. Come with your family, come with your friends, Rocky Point is open, 'cuz it's summertime again! Yes, On June 25, 2011 Rocky Point was once again opened to the public and features a new asphalt mile long walking path along the shore of Narragansett Bay. There are no more clam cakes, and much of the area of the original amusement park itself is still fenced off and closed to the public, however, scenic views of the bay, and great views of the structure that was once part of the Sky Ride, Shore Dining Hall, the Midway Arch, and a few other sites make for a great walk down memory lane, share this one with another generation, Nawt Fuh Nut’in but it’s as close as you can get to nostalgic Rocky Point summer fun.
Ready for family time and more adventure? The RI Great Outdoors Pursuit begins May 20 at Lincoln Woods State Park and registration is open! Please visit www.riparks.com to register and for more information.