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Roger Williams National Memorial Park

Rank: 270 2 Activites Email: John_McNiff@nps.gov Distance: 0.93 miles

Roger Williams National Memorial commemorates the life of the founder of Rhode Island and a champion of the ideal of religious freedom. Williams, banished from Massachusetts for his beliefs, founded Providence in 1636. This colony served as a refuge where all could come to worship as their conscience dictated without interference from the state.

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Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Park

7 Activites Phone: (401)-683-6780 Distance: 16.32 miles

The Reserve encompasses 2,579 acres of land on Prudence, Patience, Hope and Dyer islands and 1,843 acres of water adjoining the islands out to a depth of 18 feet. Prudence Island, the only inhabited and accessible island of the four, has experienced many changes over the course of hundreds of years. Since the 1600's, the island has been used by a variety of people - native Americans, tenant farme...

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West Hill Dam National Park

5 Activites Phone: (508)-278-2511 Distance: 22.21 miles

Families of all ages enjoy swimming in a small natural pool, picknicking, hiking and biking the trails, and the challenges of the accessible playground. Three group shelters, one near the dam, offer a great facility for hosting graduation parties, family reunions and church or other organization events. Hunting and fishing are popular during seasons. The diverse habitat makes it one of the fines...

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Touro Synagogue National Historic Site

Email: info@tourosynagogue.org Distance: 23.29 miles

Touro Synagogue, a building of exquisite beauty and design, steeped in history and ideals, and one of the most historically significant Jewish buildings in America, was designated a National Historic Site in 1946. Dedicated in 1763, it still serves an active congregation and each year greets over 30,000 visitors who come to see the magnificent interior and hear its remarkable story.

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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (401)-847-5511 Email: www.friendsNWR-RI.org Distance: 24.52 miles

Occupying a peninsula between the Sakonnet River and Rhode Island sound, the 242 acre Sachuest Point National Wildlife refuge is a very popular site for the over 65,000 annual visitors each year. The refuge sports a newly renovated visitor center, over 2.5 miles of nature trails, viewing platforms, and a number of Refuge volunteers present to help visitors and to help in management of the refug...

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John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (401)-364-9124 Distance: 25.53 miles

Located within the picturesque Narrow River on the Southern Coast of Rhode Island, this Refuge is comparatively small in size, but big in protecting the unique features of this area. At 317 acres, the John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge provides habitat for the largest black duck population in Rhode Island, and is recognized under international agreements as a critically important area for ...

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West Thompson Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (860)-923-2982 Distance: 26.70 miles

This 200-acre lake is popular with bass fishermen and anglers of all ages alike. The seasonal campground offers some sites with water and electricity, hiking trails, restrooms with showers, group picnic shelters and hunting (seasonally). Snowmobile use is permitted in winter. Fees are required for some facilities. Reservations are recommended. For up-to-date information, call (860) 923-2982.

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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Rank: 154 1 Activites Email: emily_prigot@nps.gov Distance: 27.56 miles

"The town itself is perhaps the dearest place to live in, in all New England..nowhere in all America will you find more patrician-like houses, parks and gardens more opulent, than in New Bedford...all these brave houses and flowery gardens came from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. One and all, they were harpooned and dragged up hither from the bottom of the sea." H. Melville, "Moby-Dick...

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Connecticut State Route 169 National Park

Phone: (860)-963-7226 Email: quinebaug.shetucket@snet.net Distance: 28.24 miles

Traverse one of the last unspoiled areas in the northeastern United States. This byway winds through history, passing colonial homesteads, churches, stone walls, meeting houses, and private schools as it connects classic New England towns. Views include maple and pine stands and glacially deposited rocks and boulders that lie strewn throughout fields.

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Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (978)-443-4661 Email: fw5rw_emnwr@fws.gov Distance: 29.51 miles

Assabet River NWR, formerly referred to as the U.S. Army's Fort Devens Sudbury Training Annex, is a 2,230-acre parcel of land located approximately 25 miles west of Boston, and 4 miles west of the Eastern Massachusetts NWR Complex Headquarters. It is located in portions of the Towns of Hudson, Maynard, Stow and Sudbury and covers approximately 3.5 square miles. The Assabet River NWR consists of tw...

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Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor Park

3 Activites Distance: 31.19 miles

This is a special kind of park. It embraces numerous towns, villages and a total population of about 300,000. Quinebaug & Shetucket is not a traditional park. Instead, citizens, businesses, nonprofit cultural and environmental organizations, local and state governments, and the National Park Service work together to preserve and celebrate the region's cultural, historical and natural heritage.

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Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (401)-364-9124 Email: www.friendsNWR-RI.org Distance: 31.35 miles

"Picturesque, peaceful, yet thriving with wildlife." That's how many of the more than 50,000 annual visitors describe the Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge. Spanning 800 acres on the Southern Coast of Rhode Island, the refuge protects the state's only undeveloped salt pond. From upland forests to a 1.5-mile barrier beach,the varied habitats in Trustom Pond support more than 300 bird, 40 ma...

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Hodges Village Dam National Park

5 Activites Phone: (508)-248-5697 Distance: 31.92 miles

Canoe launch and parking areas provide access to the French River above and below the dam. Over 15 miles of trails are maintained. Recreational opportunities include nature study, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, dirt biking and snowmobiling. The nearby town of Oxford also provides tennis courts, baseball fields and skateboard park. For up-to-date information, call (508) 248-5697.

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Buffumville Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (508)-248-5697 Distance: 32.96 miles

Recognized as the Project of the Year 2000, this 200-acre lake offers state-of-the-art facilities for the latest recreational pursuits including BMX-style bike jumps, mountain bike trails and an 18-hole disk golf course. More traditional forms of recreation include fishing, hunting, 7 miles of multi-use trails, group picnic shelters and ice skating. For up-to-date information, call (508) 248-569...

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Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (401)-364-9124 Distance: 33.89 miles

Named after one of the original chiefs of the Narragansett Indians, the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge is located on the Southern Coast of Rhode Island in the Town of Charlestown, Washington County. Perched on the shoreline of the largest saltpond in the State, the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge sits upon the glacial outwash plain of the Charlestown moraine, providing the refuge with its ...

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Charles River National Park

1 Activites Phone: (508)-278-2511 Distance: 36.46 miles

Once called, "Quinobequin" by native Indians, Captain John Smith renamed the area for Charles I of England. The winding river rambles for 80 miles from its headwaters, covers an area of over 300 square miles and is the most densely populated river basin in New England. The area provides for wetlands and wildlife and recreation activities. For up-to-date information, call (508) 278-2511.

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Adams National Historical Park

Rank: 150 2 Activites Email: ADAM_Visitor_Center@nps.gov Distance: 36.50 miles

From the sweet little farm at the foot of Penn's Hill to the gentleman's country estate at Peace field, Adams National Historical Park is the story of "heroes, statesman, philosophers ... and learned women" whose ideas and actions helped to transform thirteen disparate colonies into one united nation.

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Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Rank: 355 2 Activites Email: alan_banks@nps.gov Distance: 37.84 miles

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) is recognized as the founder of American landscape architecture and the nation's foremost parkmaker. Olmsted moved his home to suburban Boston in 1883 and established the world's first full-scale professional office for the practice of landscape design. During the next century, his sons and successors perpetuated Olmsted's design ideals, philosophy, and influence.

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Westville Lake National Park

6 Activites Phone: (508)-764-6424 Distance: 37.98 miles

The developed, handicapp accessble park includes a 3-acre athletic field popular with softball and soccer players and kite flyers. Numerous picnic tables, some with charcoal stoves and two picnic shelters with large 4x4 charcoal stoves are available. The shelters are reservable. Photographers, hikers and bird watchers enjoy the undeveloped lands. The abandoned old Grand Truck Railroad parallels th...

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site

Rank: 333 Phone: (617)-566-7937 Email: sara_patton@nps.gov Distance: 39.30 miles

In 1966, Rose Kennedy, the President's mother returned to her family's first home and birthplace of John F. Kennedy with the intention of sharing the values and expectations she believed defined her children's early years. Today, visitors travel back in time through Mrs. Kennedy's memories to understand the Kennedy family's early years and how she helped Americans memorialize John Kennedy.

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Massasoit National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (978)-443-4661 Email: fw5rw_emnwr@fws.gov Distance: 39.62 miles

Massasoit National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1983 to conserve the Federally endangered Plymouth redbelly turtle, as well as other wildlife and plant species. The Refuge encompasses 195 acres in Plymouth, Massachusetts. It is made up of two parcels; the Crooked Pond parcel abuts the Myles Standish State Forest, the second largest State forest in Massachusetts, and the smaller parcel...

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Mansfield Hollow Lake National Park

6 Activites Phone: (860)-423-5603 Distance: 39.94 miles

Recreation facilities at this Corps-owned project are managed by the State. Free boat launching and excellent bass and pike fishing opportunities keep the 450-acre lake popular with local residents. Bass tournaments for groups require a State permit. Recreation facilities include a picnic area, drinking water, restrooms, hiking trails and hunting. For up-to-date information, call (860)923-2982.

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Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (978)-443-4661 Email: fw5rw_emnwr@fws.gov Distance: 40.30 miles

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located just 20 miles west of Boston. The refuge was established in 1947 to provide nesting, resting, and feeding habitat for migratory birds. Roughly 85 percent of the refuge's 3,600 acres is comprised of valuable freshwater wetlands stretching along 12 miles of the Concord and Sudbury Rivers. Well known for its birdwatching opportunities, the publi...

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Connecticut River Byway - Massachusetts National Park

Phone: (413)-781-6045 Email: ccurtis@pvpc.org Distance: 40.72 miles

Historic villages and working landscapes combine with natural riverine beauty to create a journey though Colonial history along the Connecticut River Byway. The byway traverses a beautiful pastoral landscape of riverside farmlands, historic village centers founded in the late 1600s, working landscapes laid out during Colonial times, tobacco barns, and vistas of the Connecticut River and the Mount ...

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Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site

Rank: 283 1 Activites Email: garrett_cloer@nps.gov Distance: 41.25 miles

Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site preserves the home of Henry W. Longfellow, one of the world's foremost 19th century poets. The house also served as headquarters for General George Washington during the Siege of Boston, July 1775 - April 1776. In addition to its rich history, the site offers unique opportunities to explore 19th century literature and arts.

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