Fort Wetherill State Park, situated upon 100 foot high granite cliffs across the water from Fort Adams State Park, is a former coastal defense battery and training camp. Known for its spectacular view of Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, Fort Wetherill has been a popular sight for viewing the numerous Tall Ship Events and Americas Cup Races. The area is also a major attraction for scuba diving, with Diving Clubs from New York State, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island using the facilities at the boat ramp year round. Additionally, the park offers family and group picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking and exploring on the parks 61.5 acres of property.
Great Views, Lots of variety on trails, cliffs and the Fort to walk through. The views from the 100ft high granite cliffs are amazing and with the crystal clear water you can see all sorts of wildlife. I brought my 2 kids (4 and 8 years old) along with two dogs and we all had fun. Dogs are allowed, but on a leash. One thing to note, is the cliffs are all eroded rock and have some sharp corners on them. My children came out unscathed but the possibility to get hurt is there. Bring a flashlight if you intend to explore the fort. But be warned about the amount of broken glass and the profanity of the graffiti.