There’s nothing better than taking a deep breath and inhaling the fresh sea air in Newport, Rhode Island. Newport is a popular summer destination that has been welcoming vacationers for over 375 years. With it’s 400 miles of coastline, Newport was once a prominent Colonial port, and later become a playground for America’s wealthiest families during the height of the Gilded Age. Here, guests will enjoy unspoiled beaches, miles of scenic trails, and vistas everywhere to enjoy the scenery and fresh air. Come see for yourself why Newport is one of the top coastal destinations in America. Book your room at Newport’s Cliffside Inn, a beautiful Victorian Mansion just steps from the famed Newport Cliff Walk.
Walking Trails in Newport
There are plenty of places to to enjoy carefree walks by the sea, taking in as much fresh, salty air as you can. One of our favorites is the always-popular Cliff Walk, which can be accessed just steps from our Bed and Breakfast. The Cliff Walk gives you the best of Newport: A seaside walk in fresh air, splendid natural beauty, and spectacular glimpses into the architectural majesty of Newport’s famed Gilded Age. The trail itself is 3.5 miles long, but can be accessed at many different points depending on how much time you have. There are also great hiking trails at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Beavertail State Park and the Fort Adams Bay Walk, where you can enjoy an awe-inspiring sunset over Narragansett Bay from the west side of the trail.
If you’d rather enjoy some bird and wildlife watching while getting your fresh air, there are many wonderful wildlife preserves and sanctuaries around Newport. The Norman Bird Sanctuary has over 7 miles of well maintained hiking trails, and is home to a variety of local and migratory birds throughout the year. The Audubon Center of Rhode Island manages a number of spectacular wildlife refuges, include the Claire D. McIntosh Wildlife Refuge, the Emelie Rueker Wildlife Refuge, and the Touisset Marsh Wildlife Refuge. Another Wildlife Refuge to consider is the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. All are wonderful places to spend the day, walking the trails, enjoying the scenery, and viewing the wildlife.
After a day of fresh air, there’s nothing better than curling up and unwinding for the evening at the luxurious Cliffside Inn Bed and Breakfast. Book your stay with us today.