For A New Outdoor Adventure, Head To Rhode Island's Lincoln Woods

For A New Outdoor Adventure, Head To Rhode Island's Lincoln Woods

Dina Fantegrossi ·

Lincoln Woods State Park is located in Rhode Island's Blackstone Valley, and is just a short ride from Providence. A popular spot for northeastern Rhode Islanders, it is also close enough to Boston for MA residents to enjoy a fun, new day-trip.

Named after the 16th President of the United States, Lincoln Woods had its official founding on the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, February 12, 1909.

The area offers several summer activities including swimming at the fresh water beach, kayaking, trout fishing, hiking, cycling, and even horseback riding.

Lincoln Woods' very own Sunset Stables is open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm, all year long. Experienced riders can head right out on the scenic trails, while newbies can partake in a wide range of lessons for Western and English riders.

The land was originally acquired by purchase, gift, and condemnation of family farmland and woodlots. It is rugged, hilly, tree-lined, and dotted with angular boulders.

The man-made Thread Mill Brook leads to Olney Pond and several other small ponds along the Moshassuck River. 

Pack a picnic, hike the many trails, or enjoy Lincoln Woods' greatest adventure - scaling some of the giant boulders cut by ancient glaciers.

Adding to the area's rustic charm, a new covered bridge at the Breakneck Hill entrance was dedicated in the spring of 2005. Be sure to take that way in to get the full effect of Lincoln Woods' unique appeal!