Friends of the Waterfront (FOW) has announced that they will lead a walking tour on Sunday June 23, 2019 at 1 pm.

Starting at Mary Ferrazzoli Park on the corner of Washington Street and Long Wharf, walkers will travel on many of the public access points along the harbor.

Short discussions will be held on FOW’s beautification efforts with the URI Master Gardeners Program as well as development along the harbor. Parking is available at the Visitors Center. The walk is approximately 1.5 mile long and ends at King Park where refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited. The event is free. 

Friends of the Waterfront (FOW) is a grass roots 501(c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1983 by concerned Newport, Rhode Island citizens to insure continued public access to the Newport harbor front at a time when developers threatened to turn public access to private and to block nearly all access to the waterfront. These enduring public access pathways can be traced back to the colonial era. 

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