Rhode Island Directions
Even though it is located in the Appalachian region, the geography of Rhode Island is characterized by being mostly flat, with no actual mountains. As a matter of fact, its highest point is Jerimoth Hill, standing at eight hundred plus feet over the ocean. The state covers an area of around 1,214 square miles, and it limits on the north and east with Massachusetts, on the west with Connecticut, and on the south with Rhode Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Rhode Island has several oceanfront beaches, hence why it is called the Ocean state. The two natural regions of Rhode Island are Eastern Rhode Island (containing the lowlands of Narraganset) and Western Rhode Island (part of the New England Upland).
The aforementioned Narraganset is one of the main tourist attractions in Rhode Island. Visitors are fond of its beaches, so much so that during the summer months the town's population grows exponentially. Some of these beaches are Narragansett town beach, Scarborough state beach and Salty Brine state beach. Moreover, this Washington County town has thirteen registered historic places, namely the Central Street Historic District, Druidsdream (Gothic colonial revival house), Dunmere (historic house), Earslcourt historic district, Gardencourt, Gladstone Springhouse and Bottling Plant, Greene Inn, Narragansett Baptist Church, Narragansett Pier Life Saving Station, Ocean Road Historic District, Point Judith Lighthouse, Towers historic district, and The Towers.
Other Rhode Island landmarks that are worth paying a visit to include the state capitol building, made with white Georgian marble; the First Baptist Church in America, founded by Roger Williams in 1638 and the oldest Baptist church in the Americas; The Breakers, Marble House and Belcourt Castle (historic seaside mansions); the Touro Synagogue, considered to be the first synagogue in the United States; the Newport Casino; Scenic Route 1A, also known as Ocean Road; and the Newport Tower.