Description - This information provided by RI state parks
Situated at the mouth of the Newport Harbor, Fort Adams State Park offers an exceptional panoramic view of both Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. The park offers a wide range of activities including salt water bathing, fishing, boating, soccer, rugby, and picnicking. Fort Adams is perhaps best known for its annual summer concerts when the JVC Jazz Festival-Newport, and the
Apple & Eve Newport Folk Festival draw thousands to enjoy the music and beautiful surroundings.
- Museum, Beach, Fishing Piers, Picnic Tables, Picnicking, Sailing Instruction
Recreation - Swimming, Fishing, Boating, Windsurfing, Soccer, Rugby
Climate - The large bodies of water surrounding Rhode Island make the climate temperate, although high humidity does exist. Summer highs usually average near 70 degrees F, with a few days, usually in July and August, reaching 90 degrees. Nights along the water can be cool, but usually temperatures remain at a comfortable level near 60 degrees. Winter temperatures average near 30 degrees for daytime highs. Snow is often changed to rain as it reaches the coast and doesn't last long if it does fall to the ground. The wind can be bitter during the winter months so be prepared with a wind breaking jacket.
Directions from Providence:
Take Interstate Rte. 95 South, to Rte. 4 South, to Rte.138 to Jamestown. Continue on 138 to the Newport Bridge immediately after bridge take Downtown exit and follow signs to Fort Adams State Park. (Newport Bridge toll: Token or $2.00 each way)