Is the Cliff Walk worth it?

We did portions of the Cliff Walk after visiting The Breakers. It's certainly worth your time when visiting Newport. The views of the water are stunning, and you also get to see several fabulous homes, some modern and some from ages gone by.

How difficult is the Cliff Walk?

The Newport Cliff Walk is a combination of paved, easy to navigate paths and unpaved rocky areas through which it isn't so easy to traverse. You must be extremely cautious throughout the entire trail! In some spots, the cliffs have drops of over 70 feet.

How long is the entire Cliff Walk?

How long is Cliff Walk? In its entirety, Cliff Walk is 3.5 miles long.


Is the Cliff Walk 3.5 miles one way?

One of Newport's premier destinations, the Cliff Walk runs for 3.5 miles one-way along the scenic, rocky coast and past Newport's famous mansions. The section between First Beach and 40 steps is paved and easy for around two-thirds of a mile. The trail gets more rugged as you go south (see map).

Can you access the mansions from the Cliff Walk?

Newport's Cliff Walk is one of the most romantic walks in all of New England and access is free. It's a great spot for a romantic stroll between touring Newport's mansions and upper-crust restaurants, and although there are access points to enter the sea, taking a dip could be dangerous depending on the weather.


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Is there parking at the Cliff Walk?

Cliff Walk Trail Markers

Parking for the Cliff Walk can be found on Memorial Boulevard at Easton's Beach, as well as at Forty Steps, at the end of Narragansett Avenue. At Forty Steps, a pay-by-plate machine provides parking for up to 4 hours.

Where does the Cliff Walk start and end?

Current estimates have a quarter million trips made each year. The walk starts at the western end of Easton's or First Beach at Memorial Blvd. and runs south with major exits at Narragansett Ave., Webster St., Sheppard Ave., Ruggles Ave., Marine Ave., Ledge Rd., and ends at Bellevue Ave.

Is Newport Rhode Island walkable?

The town is entirely walkable, and it's nice to start your visit with a stroll along the 3.5-mile Cliff Walk, along which many of the Gilded Age "cottages," built by rusticating families like the Vanderbilts and Astors, are perched.

What happened to the Cliff Walk?

A Section of Rhode Island's Famed Cliff Walk Is Closed Indefinitely After Collapse. The 3.5-mile public pathway in Newport runs along the city's iconic Atlantic coastline.


How many miles is The Cliff Walk?

What makes Cliff Walk unique is that it is a National Recreation Trail in a National Historic District. In 1975 the walk was designated as a National Recreation Trail... the 65th in the nation and first in New England. The walk runs 3.5 miles and about two-thirds of the walk is in easy walking condition.

Who owns the Cliff Walk?

The Cliff Walk is not owned by the city, Shevlin says. More than 40 public and private entities own portions of the Cliff Walk, including public streets that the city owns and maintains; to private property that the Cliff Walk traverses via easements, he explains.

What should I pack for Rhode Island?

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  • Providence Weather - Clothing Index.
  • Winter. Layer clothing, and be sure to pack long-sleeved shirts, sweaters, socks, a medium-to-heavy coat, and gloves.
  • Spring & Fall. Bring long-sleeved shirts or light sweaters, raincoats, an umbrella and a light jacket.
  • Summer.


Is the trolley in Newport free?

The last trolley returns to the Newport Visitor Information Center around 8:40 p.m. Trolley fares cost $2 per ride and must be paid in cash on the trolley. A one-day pass, which includes unlimited rides on buses and trolleys until 2 a.m. the next day, is also available for $6 per person.


Do you need a car to get around Newport RI?

Many visitors from Europe ask this question and the answer is always "no". Within Newport you can get around quite well on foot and via public transportation. The exception is Ocean Drive, which is definitely a "must-do" .

Does Newport RI have a hop on hop off bus?

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority announced the free “hop-on, hop off” bus service on Thursday, along with Discover Newport and the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, which are funding the programs.

Is walking 8 miles a day too much?

Walking 8 Miles a Day

Depending on your body weight, you can burn up to 85-135 calories per mile. Walking 8 miles a day would result in approximately 680-1,080 calories burned. The drawback of walking 8 miles a day is that it is more time-consuming than other forms of exercise.

How far can the average person walk in a day?

While your body is made for walking, the distance you can achieve at an average walking pace of 3.1 miles per hour depends on whether you have trained for it or not. A trained walker can walk a 26.2-mile marathon in eight hours or less, or walk 20 to 30 miles in a day.


How many miles should I walk a day?

Walking is a form of low impact, moderate intensity exercise that has a range of health benefits and few risks. As a result, the CDC recommend that most adults aim for 10,000 steps per day . For most people, this is the equivalent of about 8 kilometers, or 5 miles.

How long does a 3 mile walk take?

On average, it takes around one hour to walk 3 miles. This time may vary, especially if you walk at a leisurely pace or take your time. The average person can walk 3 miles in 45 minutes to an hour. This works out to be around 20 minutes a mile.

Is York Cliff Walk open?

Trail is open again for 2021! Trail is closed as of July 12th, 2020 (and likely has been closed earlier due to COVID-19).

Are dogs allowed on the Cliff Walk in Newport RI?

Leashed pets are welcome to enjoy the Cliff Walk with you, as long as they are leashed and you pick up after them.


How much does it cost to park at Easton Beach?

Beach parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis, daily parking is available for both residents and non-residents at Easton's Beach. Automobile: Weekday: $15 per day. Weekend/Holiday: $25 per day.

Where can I park overnight in Newport RI?

  • Mary Street. 118 spots. 6 min.
  • The Vanderbilt Grace Hotel. Free2 hours. 8 min.
  • Hotel Viking. Customers only. 11 min.
  • Newport Transportation and Visitors Center. 484 spots. 12 min. 6' 3"
  • 1 Sayers Wharf. 105 spots. 14 min.
  • 4 Commercial Wharf. 35 spots. 17 min.
  • 130 Bellevue Ave. 110 spots. 19 min.
  • 383 Thames St. 30 spots. 22 min.


Where is 40 steps Newport?

The 40 steps is a beautiful landmark that is located right near the famous Newport Cliff Walk (at the east end of Narragansett Ave). This used to be one of the most popular hang out spots for the servants that worked at all of the Newport mansions during the Gilded Age.
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