Roger Williams Park
Maple Avenue, Providence
Roger Williams Park was created in 1871 after Betsey Williams donated land to the city of Providence, including a portion that was given by the Narragansett sachems Canonicus and Miantonomo to her great-great-great-grandfather, Rhode Island founder Roger Williams. The People’s Park offers amazing woodland trails with wonderful opportunities to view wildlife, interesting old trees, flowers, and lakes—not to mention many outdoor attractions including the Temple to Music, a large, marble, natural amphitheater constructed in 1924. The Roger Williams Park Conservancy, formed in 2016, has brought trail improvements, public events, and the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center.
Length: 3.5 miles
Difficulty: challenging for kids
Dogs: are welcome, so long as they are leashed and you clean up after them
Accessible by Public Transportation: within 0.5 mile