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.

Andy Grover takes ox-cart paths and other worn backroads to find hidden hiking trails. (Frank Carini/ecoRI News photos)

Rhode Island Nature and History Cross Paths When ‘Hike Daddy’ Makes Trails

The Nicholas/Pratt/Fiske Farm — the property's name depends on whom you ask — trailhead begins at a section of the North-South Trail, the 77-mile hiking route that runs the length of Rhode Island. We park in front of a gate on Plainfield Pike, but don’t block it.

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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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