While no one wants to see the summer season come to an end, there are a lot of exciting things about Fall that New Englanders look forward to year-round. There are Halloween parties to look forward to, trick or treating, corn mazes, apple picking and so many other fun family-oriented activities. The start of Fall also means it is officially time to incorporate pumpkin spice and apple cider into your daily diet – with no shame! But, if you are looking for a fun Fall activity to do that will not cost you any money, or your hard work in the gym, there are many spots in the Rhode Island area where you can see the Fall foliage and ever-changing leaves – for free! Check out some of our favorite spots in Rhode Island, pack a picnic and enjoy the Fall weather and foliage:

  • Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode IslandRoger Williams Park is made up of 435 acres where you can explore the scenery and partake in a variety of different activities. The park consists of bike paths, ball fields, boating, a playground, tennis courts and more! Not to mention, there are a variety of different walking areas and paths.
  • Slater Memorial Park, Pawtucket Rhode Island. Nearby the Roger Williams Park is Slater Memorial Park in Pawtucket. At this park, you can relax at one of the 13 different picnic sites, play some tennis with friends, or walk or bike the 3-mile bike trail.
  • Goddard Memorial State Park, East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Goddard Memorial State Park is one of Rhode Island’s most famous and popular parks, as it provides a beautiful environment with lawns, trails, picnic tables, game fields and even a nine-hole golf course! And, if you are looking to host an event, the park has a stunning performing arts center that can be rented.
  • Newport Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island. One of the most famous areas of Rhode Island that is gorgeous year-round is theNewport Cliff Walk. If you have not experienced the walk yet or explored the mansions, the Fall is a perfect time to do so, as the foliage makes it that much more beautiful.