The 15 Best Picnic Spots Rhode Island!

Combine the best of Rhode Island—its delicious food and the beautiful view—and head out for a picnic! Prepare your own meal or grab a snack from a food truck. Stick to the city, or head out along the beach. Just remember to bring a blanket and some forks! 

1. Beavertail State Park, Jamestown, RI

This serene setting showcases the best of what Rhode Island has to offer. Bring along some chairs or a blanket and grab a spot on the rocks to soak up this lovely scenery. 

2. Newport Vineyards & Winery, Middletown, RI

Not too far from the city whose name it shares, Newport Vineyards & Winery is a fantastic place for a more elegant picnic. You supply the baguettes and cheese, and they’ll supply the wine.

3. Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI

Looking for a moodier picnic? While it may seem like a somber setting, Swan Point Cemetery is a historic location for a picnic. Head underneath one of their gazebos for some shade.

4. Colt State Park, Bristol, RI

Seeking out some of that local Rhode Island beauty? With so much green space, numerous barbecue pits, and sweeping views along Narragansett Bay, you’ll be sure to find your special spot.

5. Greenvale Vineyards, Portsmouth, RI

Located on lovely historic farmlands, you’ll be sure to enjoy the green space at this vineyard while picnicking. Stick around for a wine tasting, too! It’s $12 for eight samples.

6. Easton’s Beach, Newport, RI

Located along Newport’s famous cliff walk, you’ll love this charming seaside city’s beautiful surf beach. Bring a towel and a few drinks—you can spend all day with the white sand and relaxing waves.

7. India Point Park, Providence, RI

Looking for a spot to picnic in the city? India Point Park is a great spot near the start of the East Bay Bike path. Bike along the path and circle back to India Point Park, where there are always families and pups enjoying the sunshine.

8. Fort Wetherill, Jamestown, RI

Fort Wetherill was once a fort during World War II that protected passage into the bay. Enjoy a picnic among this historic setting, with its granite cliffs and fresh, salty air!

9. Prospect Terrace Park, Providence, RI

The Providence views that Prospect Terrace Park offers are absolutely unbeatable. Up on College Hill, look over the city of Providence and see just how car this little city seems to stretch. There are several benches that look out over the city.

10. Lincoln Woods, Lincoln, RI

This park is beautiful in any type of weather! Not too far from Providence, head along their hiking trails or to the beach, and when you’re too tired to keep going, enjoy a great picnic!

11. Brenton Point State Park, Newport, RI

Located in Newport and near the beach, this is the perfect spot to hang out and listen to the sound of crashing waves. If beach picnics aren’t your thing, you’ll love stretching out on the grass while still enjoying the ocean views. Make sure to grab a Del’s lemonade while you’re there.

12. Mohegan Bluffs, Block Island, RI

Block Island is the perfect Rhode Island escape, no matter the season! Take in the views of this secluded and stony beach while munching on some fresh produce you might have picked up from the Block Island Farmers Market.

13. East Matunuck State Beach, South Kingstown, RI

Not feeling like packing your own picnic? Head out to Matunuck State Beach, where you’ll find a takeout restaurant and cozy pavilion. Afterwards, enjoy a walk along the sandy shores or stroll over to the jetties.

14. Pawtuxet Cove Marina, Cranston, RI

This little peninsula juts right out into the ocean. Take your picnic out onto the pier for scenic views of the yachts lined up along the ocean. 

15. Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI

Located right near the zoo, you’ll feel like this park is a little slice of country right in the middle of urban Providence. Pack your own food, or enjoy the food trucks that stop by the park on Fridays during the summer.

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Beavertail Road, Jamestown, RI
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100 Sand Hill Cove Road, Narragansett, RI
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Route 1, Charlestown, RI
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