Ft. Adams State Park

Ft. Adams State Park

Newport, Rhode Island 02840

Ft. Adams State Park Official Website

Tips for Birding

Fort Adams State Park offers birders wonderful opportunities to either hike, bike, or bird by car.  With ample parking and convenient roadside pull-off points, birding at Fort Adams is relatively easy.  The rocky and rugged shoreline is a good spot to find shorebirds in the summer.  But, look closely because one might miss the opportunity to bird some of the marshes towards the inside of the peninsula.  Look for marsh birds such as bitterns and herons in these secluded patches. 

About Ft. Adams State Park

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Situated at the mouth of the Newport Harbor, Fort Adams State Park offers an exceptional panoramic view of both Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. The park offers a wide range of activities including salt water bathing, fishing, boating, soccer, rugby, and picnicking. Fort Adams is perhaps best known for its annual summer concerts when the Jazz Festival and the Folk Festival draw thousands to enjoy the music and beautiful surroundings.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

Content from Ft. Adams State Park Official Website and Ocean State Bird Club webpage

Last updated October 20, 2023