Friday, September 11, 2009

Newport's Cliff Walk - Rough Point

Rough Point in Narragansett Bay

I've been hearing about Newport's Cliff Walk for years. I finally made it there with Aerial Vr as my official excuse. It was well worth it. We walked along with the ocean to one side, amazing architecture on the other and the bluest of skies arcing above us. We took 5 panoramas at various spots along the 3.5 mile path in the company from tourists from all around the world and took a glimpse into Newport's gilded age. This text below is from and sums it up nicely:

"The Cliff Walk along the eastern shore of Newport, RI is world famous as a public access walk that combines the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline with the architectural history of Newport's gilded age. Wildflowers, birds, geology ... all add to this delightful walk."

I've embedded just one of the panoramas of the Cliff Walk in this blog post. It's the one of Rough Point and my personal favorite. You can use the control features (white arrows or thumbnails) in the panorama to move from one panorama to another. You can also try another one of's very cool features ... the map, to conduct your tour. Use the "Cliff Walk Map" link below and a map of the Cliff Walk should open up with blue links for entering panoramas. The 5 on the right are on the Cliff Walk. The 3 on the left are of Goose Cove.

If that doesn't work for reasons known only to web mavens, don't give up. Try the series of text links below to see each and every one. You'll have completed a virtual tour! It's great but frankly, it pales in comparison to the real thing. This walker's advice: wait for a sunny day, lace up your sneakers, pack a sandwich and an attitude that says "I'm a citizen of the world" and head on down to Newport to see the real thing! You'll feel like a million bucks, no matter what's in your pocket.

Cliff Walk Map
Ledge Road
Rough Point
Ochre Point
Salve Regina
40 Steps

Fair Journey,

Brian Shriver

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