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Miantonomi Park

Newport, City of Newport

1.5 miles of trail

Moderate

Close

Very Easy

Trails that are smooth and relatively level with no steps, no roots, stones or uneven ground. These may be paved, crushed stone, continuous boardwalk and similar surfaces. These trails have a route that is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy loop or network of trails.

Easy

Relatively flat and smooth trails with a route that is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy loop or network of trails.

Moderate

May have a few hills or steep sections and multiple surface types including rocks and roots. Trails are generally well-marked but following them requires a trail map.

Difficult

Strenuous trails, trail systems that mostly involve multi-mile loops and trails that are narrow and may have obstacles such as stream crossings or rocky areas, some trails are less well marked.

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In Rhode Island the primary hunting seasons typically run from the second Saturday in September to the last day of February and from the third Saturday in April to the last day in May, however this can vary from year to year and depends on what game is being hunted. During hunting season you should wear at least 200 square inches (a hat OR a vest) of blaze orange. During shotgun deer season, which is typically in December, you should wear at least 500 square inches of blaze orange (a hat AND a vest). For more information see the RI DEM website.

What’s There:

Miantonomi Park is a 30-acre city park in Newport. The park includes wooded trails with a historic WWI Memorial Tower at the top of a hill, the highest point in Newport. While in the middle of the densely developed North End of Newport, the park is a great spot for spring birding during migration. The tower is occasionally open in the summer for visitors to climb for excellent views of Newport. The site is an important historic location: it was a meeting place of American Indians and served as a lookout during the American Revolution. Remnants of earthen redoubts can still be seen along the trails. The park also includes a picnic area, playground, and large open field along Hillside Ave.

City of Newport Guide to Newport's Parks

Dogs: Dogs must be leashed and picked up after at ALL times.

Getting There:

Hillside Avenue Entrance

Google Maps is the mapping system used on the new ExploreRI maps and shows the trailhead located on a terrain view, a street map or an aerial photograph. Clicking on this link will take you to the full Google Maps website, which is not part of ExploreRI.org.
Acme Maps shows the trailhead located on a topographic map. The Acme Maps website is not part of ExploreRI.org.

Driving Landmarks: Hillside Avenue runs beside the park and there is usually plenty of parking available.

Parking: Yes: On street

Coordinates: 41° 30.532' N    71° 18.476' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps


Take the RIPTA 60 bus to the intersection of Broadway and Admiral Kalbfus Avenue. Get off here and walk west (uphill) on either Admiral Kalbfus or Dudley Ave to get to the park


 

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