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If you want to spend a quiet, laidback vacation under the New England sky on a beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, then you can try the seaside experience offered by Colt State Park in Rhode Island.

The Colt State Park is a 464-acre park situated along the East Bay Bike Path on Poppasquash Neck in Bristol, Rhode Island. It is popular retreat among vacationers and outdoorsmen who prefer the quiet ambience of the beach side. The park grounds have numerous trails, biking routes, camp sites, picnic grounds, and a public boat dock and ramp. The park?s main features are an elevated observation tower and an open air Chapel by the Sea.

The park was named after Samuel P. Colt, who purchased a land and summer house on the park grounds, as well as a barn for his herds. The main entrance to the park is a gateway adorned with a pair of life size bull statues named Conrad and Pomeroy. When Colt died in 1921, the farm lands were left open to the public in accordance to his last will.
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