Cliff Walk

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Newport Cliff Walk

On Sunday, we got up in time for the continental breakfast at the hotel.  They had a room set up upstairs with tables and a buffet-like setup,  with fruit, cereal, pastries, muffins, bagels toast, etc. and a waffle machine with cups of batter lined up, you just poured in on and waited 2 minutes. We ate our fill, and took some apples and banannas for the hike later. Some of our group went across the street for a more traditional breakfast at the restaurant.  We joined them as they were ready to leave, and we all headed back to Newport together.

We found a place to park on one of the side streets leading to the cliff walk, and headed on down to "the 40 steps", a stone staircase leading down to the water.

The trail ran along the seashore
  We took several pictures there, them moved down the trail.   The cliff walk runs between the ocean and a series of mansions that were the summer homes of rich folk back in the day, such as the Vanderbilts, Wetmores, and other titans of industry. (They called them summer "cottages")   Most of these mansions have been preserved with the original furnishings, and are maintained by the historical society.  Movies such as "The Great Gatsby" have been filmed here.  We didn't take the tours of the mansions themselves, since most of us had been there before. (Newport Mansions is a popular "class trip" destination in Connecticut school systems) so we stuck to the trail by the sea.   The cliff walk went for miles, we walked down as far as we felt like, then headed back.  Took many pictures of the seashore. A nice relaxing Sunday stroll!

dmae712 says:
oops shouldve continued reading. :)
Posted on: Jun 04, 2007
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Newport Cliff Walk
Newport Cliff Walk
The trail ran along the seashore
The trail ran along the seashore
scenic stroll
scenic stroll
the 40 steps
"the 40 steps"
The gangs all here
The gang's all here
Dawn and I at the bottom of 40 ste…
Dawn and I at the bottom of 40 st…
The trail has fences along the ste…
The trail has fences along the st…
One of the mansions
One of the mansions
no, wait...its a cottage
no, wait...it's a "cottage"
ocean to the left, mansions to the…
ocean to the left, mansions to th…
nice views of the cliffs
nice views of the cliffs
one of the cottages
one of the "cottages"
Joe admires someone with the same …
Joe admires someone with the same…
this one was undergoing renovations
this one was undergoing renovations
Jenn along the trail
Jenn along the trail
The Breakers, built by the Vande…
"The Breakers", built by the Vand…
Dawn by the sea
Dawn by the sea
At one point, the cliff trail drop…
At one point, the cliff trail dro…
It was low tide
It was low tide
This marker was on the rocks...we …
This marker was on the rocks...we…
At one point the cliff trail turne…
At one point the cliff trail turn…
Rhode Island has a great seashore
Rhode Island has a great seashore
Another entrance to the cliff walk…
Another entrance to the cliff wal…
time to head back!
time to head back!
this tree fell, and the branches t…
this tree fell, and the branches …
Psst!  We have a train to catch!
Psst! We have a train to catch!
Bye bye, Newport!
Bye bye, Newport!
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