Whether you live in Rhode Island or you are planning a future visit, there are many fun ways to enjoy the outdoors in the Ocean State. To give you an extra incentive and to make it fun, we have put together a Rhode Island scavenger hunt with a downloadable, printable PDF.
Since I have created this in the midst of social distancing, when many businesses and attractions are closed, I have kept the scavenger hunt focused on things that you can still see and do outside and away from other people.
So gather the family and hit the road to start checking off these items on our RI scavenger hunt! While you are at it, you may want to enjoy a few of these scenic drives in Rhode Island or places for hiking in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island Scavenger Hunt
Scroll down to download and print the Scavenger Hunt PDF or read on to get the details on the places included in the hunt. Remember to share your adventures on Facebook or Instagram and tag @we3travel and use hashtag #RIscavengerhunt if you want to get featured.
Ride bikes on the Blackstone Valley bike path
The Blackstone Valley bike path runs 11 miles from Cumberland to Woonsocket. While the plan is to eventually connect the path to others, it still offers a great day outing. You will spy wildlife along the canal, pass under the shade of trees alongside railroad tracks, bike path sports fields and open meadows, and by wowed by the thundering water flowing over dams.
Climb on the rocks at Beavertail State Park
Beavertail State Park, located on Jamestown, offers amazing vistas of Narragansett Bay. It is a perfect spot to climb on the rocks, explore tide pools, take a hike, or visit the small lighthouse.
Take a picture from the top of the steps of the RI State House
Did you know that the Rhode Island state house is constructed of Georgian marble (and that the Georgia state house uses RI granite?) It has one of the largest self-supported marble domes in the world. The gold guy you see on top? That is Independent Man. You may not be able to take a tour inside the State House right now, but you can still take a selfie from the steps!
Look at the yachts moored at Bowen’s Wharf in Newport
Newport is the yachting capital of the world and even if the mega yachts are cruising the Caribbean right now, there are usually plenty of sailboats in the harbor to watch. While you are there you can take a walk on the Cliff Walk or check off a couple of other items on this list.
Go bird watching at the Norman Bird Sanctuary
The Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown is keeping its trails open for now, you just need to purchase your trail pass online or leave money in the dropbox. Walk all the way out to Hanging Rock for gorgeous views of the ocean.
Walk around the lake at Lincoln Woods
Lincoln Woods State Park in Lincoln can get crowded on weekends and sunny days, so best to time your walk away from peak times. The loop around the lake is paved, although parts are slightly hilly, and it runs about 2.5 miles.
Search for driftwood on East Beach
East Beach in Charlestown is known for beautiful views, long stretches of quiet beach, and for the driftwood that often floats in on the waves. Just keep in mind that parking and facilities are limited.
Photograph the street art in Providence
Downcity Providence is filled with amazing murals and street art. Spend an afternoon while the city is quiet exploring and taking selfies in front of your favorites.
Walk along the sea wall in Narragansett
Take a stroll along the sea wall between Narragansett Pier and Narragansett Town Beach. You might even spy a few surfers braving the waves!
Have a picnic in Colt State Park
On a nice day, Colt State Park is a great spot for a family picnic. There is plenty of space to spread out to keep your distance from others. Enjoy a walk along the water or a bike ride along the East Bay Bike Path.
Fly a kite at Brenton Point State Park
Brenton Point State Park in Newport catches a nice breeze and is a perfect spot for kite flying. If it gets too crowded, just enjoy a scenic drive along Ocean Avenue or take some time to climb on the rocks across the street.
Take a walk on a beach
For now, the beaches are open so as long as you don’t gather in crowds and keep a nice six foot distance from others, there are 400 miles of coastline to explore in Rhode Island, many of which are lined with beaches.
Download the RI Scavenger Hunt Printable
Ready to get started? Just download and print the RI scavenger hunt printable here.
Remember to share your adventure on Facebook or Instagram, tagging @we3travel and using hashtag #RIscavengerhunt!