April 18, 2023 – A Day in Rhode Island

Yesterday, Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to four parks in Rhode Island. Rhode Island is one of the states in New England and is the smallest state in the country. Rhode Island is known for various things including the beaches and seafood. Rhode Island has twenty-two parks in the formal Rhode Island Park system.

We had a coastal filled Adventure to Rhode Island. Our day included visits to: Beavertail State Park, Fort Adams State Park, Brenton Point State Park, and Colt State Park. We also traversed the Fort Adams Bay Walk, a pathway around Fort Adams and the grounds, and found several roadside stops, mostly floral related. Throughout our day we spent approximately five hours walking. Gus especially enjoyed all the new smells determined to get to each (haha), while Wilma took part in endless rolls. My favorite parts included: a lovely spring day, starting to spot the colors of the new season, the beautiful blue sky (at times), windy adorable puppy ears, and a great amount of exercise for all. Wilma and Gus were perfect posers which helped to summarize the day in lovely scenes. So glad we finally got out on a long overdue daytrip (This blog will not be rated).

July 23, 2019 – Fort Adams and The Bay Walk – Rhode Island

Yesterday Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to Fort Adams State Park and The Bay Walk in Newport, Rhode Island.  Fort Adams was an active Fort from 1841 into the 20th Century.  It is currently open for private tours, and is the location for many events.  Bay Walk is considered part of Fort Adams State Park, and is a 2.2 mile trail that loops around part of the Fort.  It includes coastal views of the Narragansett Bay, and Newport Harbor.

We had a deja vous kind of Adventure as upon arrival everything looked quite familiar. Thrilled for no entrance, or parking fee, we began our visit viewing the front of the Fort soon becoming disappointed that we could not enter the interior.  We therefore decided to ventured directly to The Bay Walk.  The paved trail followed the perimeter of the Fort, along the Bay before heading inland, past the Eisenhower house, and then through the Harbor.  There were many tents and distractions from the historical scenery however I tried to ignore that and concentrate on the main features.  We saw fisherman along the way, lovely wildflowers, and gorgeous boats scattered throughout the Bay.  There was one part where the trail became unclear, however, I knew where we were from our drive in, so continued on with no mis-direction.

My favorite part of this Adventure was what I believe was considered the “Harbor” packed fully with beautiful sailboats.  It made me dream of a boat Adventure with the pups, sailing away from the hub-bib of life.  The Bay Walk was nothing too intriguing but a unique way to experience a nice, long walk.  Upon my return home I was able to track down photographs of a visit that Shadow, Buster, and I had on a chilly April day back in April 2015 – my deja vous solved!.  I have included some of those photographs at the bottom of the photographs and videos from yesterday.  Love that ALL of my pups experienced in a walk at Fort Adams State Park and The Bay Walk (Rating:  3).




April  2015 Adventure