Description - The Objective of the Division of Parks & Recreation is to provide all Rhode Island Residents and Visitors the opportunity to enjoy a diverse mix of well-maintained, scenic, safe, accessible areas and facilities within our park system and to offer a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities and programming which may benefit and enhance our Quality of
- Rhode Island is a a state that offers amazing natural beauty, authentic traditions and a rich history. Visitors can hike, bike, and paddle through woodlands or 400 miles of coastling. Discovery trails make it easy to enjoy pristine natur, heritage,a nd majestic Narragansett Bay.
Recreation - A wide variety of recreation is available in the Rhode Island park system, with an emphasis on Natur and heritage trails. The 100 mile network of bike paths also offer a unique experience.
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.
Driving maps, along with satellite photographs and topo maps and directions to each park are available on the individual pages describing each park.