Ponds and lakes in Rhode Island
Wenscott Reservoir, North Providence
Alongside traffic-heavy Douglas Avenue is the city-run Governor Notte Park, with full recreational facilities, including a small beach on the reservoir that was created in 1835 to power mills downstream. The area has paddleboat rentals, tennis courts, a ballfield, swings, picnic sites, and a little waterfall churning under a wooden bridge.
Nonresidents pay $6 a person or $15 for a carful. 1160 Douglas Avenue, www.northprovidenceri.gov, 401-233-1445