“dramatic coastal beauty”
Fort Wetherill State Park, situated upon 100 foot high granite cliffs across the water from Fort Adams State Park, is a former coastal defense battery and training camp. Known for its spectacular view of Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, Fort Wetherill has been a popular sight for viewing the numerous Tall Ship Events and America’s Cup Races. The area is also a major attraction for scuba diving, with Diving Clubs from New York State, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island using the facilities at the boat ramp year round. Additionally, the park offers family and group picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking and exploring on the park’s 61.5 acres of property. The park is home to a phantom black dog which has been haunting the park since the Revolutionary War. The ghost of the dog can be seen glaring, and often walking through walls. His barking and howling have been heard as well.
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Fort Wetherill State Park
- Wed: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Tue: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Mon: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Sun: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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