Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land: Jamestown

Beavertail State Park
Beavertail Road
Jamestown, RI 02835
Beavertail is Jamestown’s best-known attraction, and home to the Beavertail Lighthouse, an active beacon. Its 153 acres are great for hiking, picnicking and fishing, with great views all around.
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Fort Wetherill State Park
Fort Wetherill Road
Jamesstown, RI 02835
A former military installation, Fort Wetherill rests on 100-foot high cliffs, providing a prime vantage point for boat races and events in Narragansett Bay’s East Passage. It is also a popular jumping off point for scuba divers.
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Fort Getty Park
913 Fort Getty Road
Jamestown, RI 02835
This town park, another piece of its military history, is a popular campground, with 25 tent sites and 100 trailer sites. It also offers a fishing area.
Watson Farm
455 North Road
Jamestown, RI 02835
This farm has been in operation since 1796. Its 265 acres are open for the public to explore for self-guided walking tours of livestock, wildlife and traditional farm life.
Jamestown Arts Center
18 Valley Street
Jamestown, RI 02835
This multi-disciplinary, all purpose arts and cultural hub is both gallery and event space, hosting art openings, film screenings, theatrical performances and classes.
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Jamestown Community Farm
231 East Shore Road
Jamestown, RI 02835
Located on 17 acres of premium farmland, this farm grows approximately 15,000 pounds of fresh produce each season to supply non-profit agencies and food pantries. They welcome visitors Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm to dusk and Saturdays from 9am-noon.
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