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Historic Bristol Walking Tour

Located along Narragansett Bay, Bristol was the site of the first battle of King Philip's War in 1675. This was a rebellion by Wampanoag Indians against settlers who bought land from King Philip's late father, the sachem Massasoit.

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Independence Park, Bristol, RI

This is an open, grassy State-owned park on Bristol Harbor, between the extensions of Franklin Street and Oliver Street.  There is a wide concrete road parallel to the shoreline, with room for parking.

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Low Lane, Bristol, RI

At the end of Low Lane, off Ferry Road, is a 150-foot long overgrown, uneven dirt path leading down to a cobble beach and a small breakwater on the upper East Passage of Narragansett Bay.

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Bristol Tree Guide - A Self-Guided Walking Tour of the Bristol, R.I. Historic District

For over three hundred years, Bristol has quietly enjoyed an enviable reputation as one of New England's most picturesque seaports. The town's spectacular setting on Narragansett Bay is enhanced by the canopy of beautiful trees that shade its historic streets.

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State Street Pier and Boat Launch, Bristol, RI

The Bristol Town boat launch ramp is located at the end of State Street off of Thames Street.  This single width ramp provides access to Bristol Harbor via a narrow channel between two piers.

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