Best Scenic Drives in Rhode Island

This list represents the most popular scenic drives in Rhode Island. Use this list to plan your next Rhode Island scenic drives trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Rhode Island Coast Scenic Drive


This 61-mile excursion begins in Westerly on the Connecticut border and roughly follows the Rhode Island shoreline east to Narragansett. Here it works north along Narragansett Bay, crosses the bay to…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving New England"
Charlestown, RI - Scenic Drives - 61 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Hills of Southwestern Rhode Island to Narragansett Bay


I’ll confess that I wondered if I’d find the country roads in Rhode Island that offered the autumn views and activities we discovered in the other states. On my fifth weekend of searching, I found wha…
From the guidebook "Autumn Rambles of New England"
Exeter, RI - Scenic Drives
Published by Hunter Publishing

#3. Jerimoth Hill - Rhode Island Highpoint


Highpoint rank by height: 46th. As noted under "Access Considerations," the owners of the private property leading toward the actual high point have not given permission for people to cross their land…
From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
North Foster, RI - Scenic Drives
Published by Colorado Mountain Club Press

#4. Western Rhode Island Scenic Drive


The 31-mile-long Western Rhode Island Scenic Drive, following Rhode Island Highway 102, slices across the west side of the state through a rural, hilly region far removed from the glamour and glitz of…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving New England"
Chopmist, RI - Scenic Drives - 31 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Connecticut Coast


A 71-mile scenic route along southeastern Connecticut’s historic coastline.…
From the guidebook "Scenic Routes & Byways New England "
Pawtucket, RI - Scenic Drives - 71 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Rhode Island Coast


A 61-mile drive along Rhode Island’s coast and Narragansett Bay between Westerly and Newport.…
From the guidebook "Scenic Routes & Byways New England "
Westerly, RI - Scenic Drives - 61 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Western Rhode Island


A 31-mile open loop drive across rolling, forested hills in western Rhode Island.…
From the guidebook "Scenic Routes & Byways New England "
Kent County, RI - Scenic Drives - 31 miles
Published by Falcon Guides