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Colt State Park, Bristol
(4.9/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Escape into nature at Colt State Park, where the 187 hectares (464 acres) of land open to stone walls, lawns, and curving drives of the shore in a compact dose of natural beauty. Hike around the park to see both wilderness and lawns with carefully sculpted flowerbeds. Head to the western border to see a panoramic view of the bay. While on the property, you can bike ride, hike, jog, horseback ride, go boating, or visit the skate park. Plan to see Colt State Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bristol vacation planner.
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  • This park is a great way to experience a family retreat with a waterfront view! It is a very large park and allows everyone to have their own space and includes grills, walking paths and picnic tables...  more »
  • Colt state park is such a great place in the spring, fall and winter. Summer time its full of riffraff who dont care about how loud they are or if they are dropping F bombs around other peoples kids. ...  more »
  • We celebrate Mother's Day here VERY year (except when it rains). There is tons of open space for kids to run and play. Picnic tables and grill spots for cookouts, water access and so many little nooks...  more »
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  • One of the prettiest parks I've seen. A particular potion of this park, waterside, with the trees, always reminds me (a little) of the Seurat painting with the proper folks dressed up to their necks in clothing, with parasols and all that sort of thing. But of course here we are, fat Americans, in t-shirts and shorts, eatin' dogs and cacoila, and lemon squares and having a pretty good time ... except when the morons come driving by with their idiot music blasting. Nobody wants to hear your crappy hip-hop, nor your Beyonce nonsense. Just turn it down, or rather TURN IT OFF for crying out loud, and listen to the friggin sounds of nature! See, it's because there's no RULE that says "No playing of loud music on this property. Violators will be removed. Repeat offenders will be banned." If they had something like this, I could give this place 5 stars. Come one, it's a good thing to do. You have such a wonderful park, but these unthinking people ruin it for others. And that goes for the folks who even play the sort of music that I enjoy. Keep it at home. Let us hear the sound of the surf, the sound of the wind in the trees, and of birds, and of kids running and laughing. Nix the electronic noise.
  • A hidden gem. The park is clean, cool and well kept. A great place for family or a quiet date. It's easy to find a spot away from the action if you want to get away, or you can be I'm the middle of everything. It's also on the water, so it's great for kite flying.
  • One of the nicest parks I have ever seen! The nicest FREE park I have been to. Will keep coming back here again and again. Swimming, picnic, weddings, really everything is going on here.
  • wonderful large park with beautiful views of the bay. most enjoyable in the summer with the nice breeze that's aways there. good kite flying conditions. can get really chilly in spring and fall . Great spot to walk pets or ride bikes
  • Absolutely astonishing views and plenty of places to picnic. This is the perfect place for a Sunday outing with the family!!! This was my first time there and I definitely would go again and I would tell all my friends and family. It's to bad Roger Williams Park zoo can't touch Colt State Park its worth the 33 minute drive. Roger Williams park is unkepted, most of the time grass is not mowed and another thing; Why are all of the museums closed. Opening day at Roger Williams Park Zoo was amazing they should have days like that, that would bring more guest and its all about advertising events, not just Halloween pumkiin carving after seeing that over and over it gets boring. Give the people what they want not just walk and see mabe if you're lucky an animal. Bring back the dancers and music thats just one of many off the top of my head. More ideas to follow. Lets bring our people back to providence, In order to do that you have to want it, then do somthing about it. Change is good and in your case its so badly needed.