This sounds great! I can drive or car pool,
either one. I will be coming from Saugus if that helps.
new Meetup for The Chestnut Hill Walking Meetup Group!
NEWPORT RI CLIFF WALK
When: July 26,[masked]:00
Newport Cliff Walk
We'll meet at First Beach on Memorial blvd. where the
Carpooling is recommended. I can take 3 people in
my car. Make sure you wear good walking shoes as in some places the
terrain is uneven
South Map and 360 Panoramas Cliff Walk
History North Map and 360 Panoramas
The Cliff Walk along the
eastern shore of Newport, RI is world famous as a public access walk
that combines the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline with the
architectural history of Newport's gilded age. Wildflowers, birds,
geology ... all add to this delightful walk.
In 1975 the walk
was designated as a National Recreation Trail ... the 65th in the
nation and first in New England. The walk runs 3.5 miles and about
two-thirds of the walk is in easy walking condition. What makes Cliff
Walk unique is that it is a National Recreation Trail in a National
[The Breakers' gates to Cliff Walk are at
Parts of the southern half of the walk are a rough
trail over the natural and rugged New England rocky shore line.
Walkers need to be especially careful and alert in these challenging
areas. RI State Law seems to apply to Limit Liability of property
owners. [see State Law, Section 32-6]
You pass at your own risk
on the walk, which is a public right-of-way over private property. In
spots just a couple of feet from the path are abrupt drops of over 70
feet. Wild bushes and weeds often hide this danger.
walk further south you have to scramble from rock to rock and proper
shoes are a must. Even with good shoes, fine sand on some of the rock
surfaces can be very slippery.
One of the main things to watch
for is Poison Ivy which grows well in rainy summer weather along some
areas of the path.
[This aerial overview covers the northern
end of Cliff Walk
with the forty steps in the middle and the
Breakers in the upper left corner.]
Nevertheless, the walk
remains one of the top attractions in Newport and is taken by people
of all ages. The walk starts at the western end of Easton's or First
Beach at Memorial Blvd. and runs south with major exits at
Narragansett Ave., Webster St., Sheppard Ave., Ruggles Ave., Marine
Ave., Ledge Rd., and ends at Bellevue Ave. at the east end of Bailey's
Beach locally referred to as Rejects Beach.
Click here to see a
large map [180K] of the northern end.
Click here to see a large map
[180K] of the southern end.
These city streets theoretically
run to the high water line and cross the Walk. The stretch from
Ruggles to Ledge Road is the longest and most difficult once you pass
the "Gull Rock" tunnel. This section offers no easy exit.
site provides general information about the Walk, the mansions and
buildings, and the history and background. There are eight breakout
sections running from the northern start to southern finish.
There are up to ten JPEG photos per segment and they are
scanned for fast loading with small file sizes. The photos are the
best way to understand why Cliff Walk is so important to Newporters.
To best view the photos
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