Rhode Islands first state park is a day-trippers delight. North of Providence in the Blackstone Valley, Lincoln Woods State Park has separate trails for equestrians and mountain bikers and horseback riding lessons and trail rides through Sunset Stables. Learn to kayak on Olney Pond with Eastern Mountain Sports, or fish for trout.
Theres great fishing at Olney Pond, especially along the dam area, says Steve Wright, Rhode Island state parks superintendent. Swim and try bouldering, a form of rock climbing.
2 Manchester Print Works Road, 401-723-7892, www.riparks.com, no entrance fee, equestrian fee $15