Rhode Island State Parks

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We host specially themed walks and hikes several times throughout the year.

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Explore a State Park

Our state's network of trails enhances the enjoyment of Rhode Island's tremendous natural resources and provides an opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy nature and get fit in a peaceful, relaxing setting. Scroll down for a list of upcoming and past events.

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Roadway at Lincoln Woods State Park surrounded by greenl-leafed trees

Photo: Kevin A. Bruff


National Walking Day 2022

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

  • Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Lincoln Woods State Park, Lincoln (directions)

Join us at Rhode Island's first state park to celebrate National Walking Day! Staff from DEM divisions will be displaying information on what they do and resources on the Department's programs and initiatives. Only a short ride from Providence, Pawtucket, and Cumberland, Lincoln Woods State Park is a popular get away for northeastern Rhode Islanders. Over its century of public use, Lincoln Woods provided and continues to provide a scenic background for outdoor recreation in all seasons. The 2.5 mile walk will begin near the beach pavilion (look for signs). The walk will be rain or shine so dress accordingly! This might be a great opportunity to show off your best umbrella and duck boots. Plenty of parking is available and the walking loop is on a paved pathway, accessible to all.

This walk is part of DEM's Strategic Mission to promote and increase outdoor recreation in Rhode Island.

Past Events

Burlingame State Campground  

First Day Hike 2022

First Day HikeWhat better way to kick off the New Year than by getting a jump start burning off those extra holiday calories in the great outdoors? This year, join us for a 2-mile loop hike at Burlingame State Campground in Charlestown (1 Burlingame Park Road, Charlestown) on January 1 from 1pm – 3pm. Hot chocolate/coffee & pastries will be for sale provided by Cupcakory food truck. Leashed dogs welcome. Trail is stroller friendly. Commemorative pins will be available for participants, while supplies last. First Day Hike Pin

First Day Hikes are part of a nationwide initiative led by America’s State Parks to encourage people to get outdoors.

First Day Hike Map