The Highest Point in Rhode Island

March 10, 2023

Rhode Island is nicknamed “Little Rhody.” It is a state on the East Coast of the United States that shares its name with Long Island and is bordered by Connecticut and Massachusetts. It is the smallest of the 50 states in terms of area.

Its geography includes Narragansett Bay, which is the largest bay in the northeastern United States and a major fishing and yachting area. The state’s climate is characterized by warm, rainy summers and chilly winters.

The highest point in Rhode Island is Jerimoth Hill, which rises 812 feet above sea level. It is located in Foster, Rhode Island and is the highest natural point in the state.

Until 2005, it was difficult to reach the point because local private landowners prevented tourists from accessing the site. Thankfully, the land is now owned by the State of Rhode Island and is accessible from dawn to dusk daily.

A hike up to the point takes about 10 minutes. The walk is very flat and not too strenuous.

You can also see the peak of Bald Hill, which is the second highest point in the state at 629 feet above sea level. Other mountains in the area include Durfee Hill, Whites Hill, and Pine Hill.

It is believed that the Native American people of Rhode Island have inhabited the state for thousands of years. Several tribes, such as the Narragansett and the Wampanoag (Mashpee Wampanoag), consider Rhode Island to be their ancestral home.


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