Colt State Park
Entrance on Hope Street. Open year around, Colt State Park's 464 acres hold fruit groves, flowering bushes, and groomed lawns. Pathways weave around a salt marsh to wind around the western border where an expansive view of Narragansett Bay is always on display. In 1902 Samuel Colt consolidated three small farms to form a summer residence into what is now known as Colt Farm. On the property are original stonewalls, the 1917 dairy barn, and 1913 stone bridge, which at the time was the largest privately owned bridge in the United States. In addition to four miles of bike paths there is the Path to Health. The Path to Health's main loop connects other walking routes in the park, past a fitness station and into delightful wooded trails that emerge on Narragansett Bay. Several lanes veer off the main walkway to other charming vistas. Follow the clearly marked signs that cross the Salt Marsh, over the stone bridge, into the town beach where a youth fitness station, skate park, and playground are readily accessible.