After successful summits of Vermont and New Hampshire state highpoints, and bidding farewell to our family, my wife and I headed straight for Portland, Maine to drive down along the coast to Boston. We had a fantastic time stopping off at places like Fort Williams Park to get a Lobster Roll from the Bite into Maine food truck, Kennebunkport to see the Bush Compound at Walker’s Point, Portsmouth to take a tour of the USS Albacore submarine and Salem to see the site of the witch trials. We really enjoyed seeing these sites and took tons of pictures!
When we got to Boston, we had a list of things to do and see but nothing set in stone. One of those things on this list was to check out Plymouth Rock, 45 minutes south of where we were. I also had another thought running through my mind all week that my sister-in-law said while we were in New Hampshire. She told me, “ya know, if you want to get in another state highpoint, you’ll be right by Rhode Island’s”. Without much convincing, my wife was willing to take the “long way” to Plymouth that gave me #3 in my COVID Fall Series of State Highpoints.
Getting to this highpoint is a typical drive on a beautiful country road. As you get close, you can see the radio tower off in the distance. That is about where you will park.
This easy walk will only take you about 10 minutes, so we pulled off the side of the road right across from the start of this trail.
There’s the “trailhead”, directly across from where we parked.
Even though the trail is short, it’s still a beautiful walk in the woods for about 1/3 of a mile.
As you approach this clearing, look to your right for the summit register…and there’s your Rhode Island highpoint!
750′ feet of easy peasy walking, with 0 elevation change… the complete opposite of an experience like Montana’s highpoint. Jerimoth may not be difficult, but I read somewhere that “it used to be the most dangerous when the crazy guy with a gun owned it”.
Final stats for this adventure were 15′ of elevation in .3 (point 3) miles, completed in 10 minutes.