In 1778, Fort Barton was the staging point for the invasion of Aquidneck Island in the Revolutionary War. The area is stooped in history, covering 80 acres of open space. There are about 3 miles of hiking trails throughout the park, including one leading to an observation tower which overlooks the Sakonnet River and Mount Hope Bay. The primary trails are blazed in red and the secondary trails are blazed in blue. As you walk through the forest, you will pass over the Sin and Flesh brook numerous times. Keep an eye out for the oak, beech, holly, and the strange outcropping of puddingston, which is a bunch of stones cemented together into a boulder.
From the north:
Head south on Rt.77 to Lawton Ave. At the intersection with Lawton Ave, you will notice a small sign indicating Fort Barton. Follow Lawton Ave to the end, and the Fort will be right in front of you atop a hill. You can park at the base of the hill.
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