Special Places

What makes someplace “special”? Does visiting it bring back fond memories, or is it something that soothes your soul? Special places can be anywhere – a well-loved walk, a beach, the woods. In this series, we highlight some of the special places in Rhode Island, and define what makes them so.

A view of Stump Pond in Coventry, R.I., from the Stella Hall Conservation Area. (Bonnie Phillips/ecoRI News)

Stella Hall Conservation Area Offers Unique Habitats in One Special Place

The area includes a pine barren, Atlantic white cedar swamp, and a scrub-shrub swamp.

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Jerimoth Hill: Smallest State’s Highest Point

Although it’s a short stroll from the road to the high point, it was once considered as inaccessible as Mount Everest.

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One Couple’s Love of Simmons Mill Pond Brings Management Area to Life

Although life in Simmons Mill is constantly growing and changing, there are two constants: Roger and Gail Greene.

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