We took the Jamestown-Newport Ferry from Fort Adams to Rose Island and back. The whole experience was great. It does take up a chunk of the day, but worth it and we still had time to do a few other things before checking into our inn. The staff working on the island is very friendly and knowledgeable. The island is inspiring in that it's run by collecting rain water and solar power. There are pretty shells and seaglass to be found on the two beaches next to the lighthouse. Be careful if you go in July as the seagulls raise their babies there and are very protective. The lighthouse is gorgeous on the inside and the view from the top is spectacular. Take a packed lunch with you for after your tour while you're waiting for the ferry to come back.
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