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Wilson Park N. Kingstown, RI beach walk

Long Point, North Kingstown, RI

Beaches get so crowded in summer that it is tough to find a quiet spot to take in the water, the horizon, and the sounds and smells of the ocean. We normally avoid going to the beach in warmer weather for these, and other reasons.

We ventured to Wickford, RI on an errand, and on our way back north encountered Wilson Park, on Roosevelt Ave., North Kingstown, RI just off Rt. 1A. The main portion of the park was jammed with summer visitors. Children climbed on playground equipment, while others picnicked, played basketball, baseball, soccer, or simply lay out in the sun. We hurried past the noisy main park and found ourselves at the Long Point boat ramp, part of Wilson Park. As opposed to most places with shoreline access, this area was surprisingly uncrowded.

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Surprise Wildlife Encounter–Baby Otters


Ready to dive between the rocks for shelter

For all the other times I have looked for, hoped to, or simply thought we might see wildlife, this was not what I was expecting as we strolled the walkway alongside Wickford, RI Harbor. The water was like glass, and all the boats appeared to have been tied back up, done for the weekend. Several people sat on the benches, while on man stood, tossing his fishing line out into the water.The busy little seaside town was nearly deserted. Continue reading

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