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Narragansett Bay Scenic Crossing

8.9 miles: 0 hours, 10 minutes

Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it delivers in terms of big views, like this short jaunt across Narragansett Bay on SR 138. Leaving the grandiosity of Newport's mansions behind, the Newport Bridge spans sparkling waters on either side of Conanicut Island. This elevated perspective offers a look at the massive granite cliffs guarding the bay's entrance.


SR 138 connects Narragansett Bay's eastern and western shores, crossing Conanicut Island en route. From the bridges there are spectacular bay views; the island roadway passes through a tranquil, park-like setting. Descending Newport Bridge eastbound affords views of Newport Harbor, where tall ship events and America's Cup races are held. A $4 bridge toll is charged.


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