National Parks / Natural World

Colt State Park Bristol

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Colt State Park
Colt Drive
Off Rhode Island 114
Bristol
RI
02809
Tel: 401 253 7482

Directions

Take Interstate Rte.195 East, to Exit 2, Rte.114 South, to Hope Street in Bristol.

Where are we going today?

Did you know that Colt State Park is actually often known as the "Gem of the State Parks System"? There's a reason!

Your day out could be spent in 464 acres of curving driveways next to pristine lawns and historic stone walls, all of which is actually along one of Rhode Island's most incredible shorelines!

It's also a fun place to be! Ever year, since all the way back in 1785, Colt State Park and the town of Bristol host a national celebration. Can you guess what day this would happen on? July 4th of course!

The park itself is open all year round, so there are no excuses not to visit! There are four miles of gorgeous bike trails for those active children in the family, most of which pass along that stunning Bay - get ready for some amazing views!)

The park is FILLED with places to run, and play. There are beautiful flowering bushes, and colorful fruit trees.

If you love history, then you will LOVE the park too! Who would have thought you would find a historical museum there - but there is! There are also TEN (kids, count them...TEN!) large playfields, so why not take some ball games or just have a run around. 

Why not really make a day at Colt State Park and take a picnic lunch, and enjoy them at one of the many (and by many we mean over 400!) picnic tables they have just for families like you!

A lovely, active and nature filled day out in Rhode Island. Don't forget your camera - there will be a lot of memories created! 

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How much does it cost?

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When can we go?

All year round

I'm Hungry!

There are certainly plenty of picnic tables that you can select to enjoy your lovely family lunch together!.

Healthy Eating!

Make sure you pack lots of healthy snacks and water if you're going to be active! .

Any Top Tips?

There is an electric vehicle charging station available for a max of 4 hours. .

Doing our bit

The park really want to look after the nature of the park, so help them out by cleaning up after yourself and not leaving any litter. .

Need a little extra help?

They offer disability passes for free parking, and they are always trying to make their parks more accessible for those with disabilities. .

More information

Beach parking is about $10.

What people are saying?

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    Great place to hang out at the ocean, have a picnic, go for a walk through the parks many trails or a bike ride through the park.

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    Great place to come to picnic or have a cook out. Theres free sites and places you can reserve in advance. One of the best views in Bristol

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    Great place to bike through, have a picnic, ride a motorcycle, etc. on the out skirts of the park are areas were it is acceptable to let a dog off leash (not technically in the park).

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    Beautiful grounds, great place to relax

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    Beautiful location. Was married at the outdoor chapel 5 years ago.

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