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Lil Pines is a resource for accessible day trips and short adventures, intertwined with a little history and a big appreciation for strange landscapes and notable natural landmarks.


The goal is to provide ideas for experiencing natural New England, Hudson Valley, and sometimes beyond. The intention of these itineraries is to be off-beat and unique, but also simple, affordable, and most importantly, flexible for many.

We support these missions to preserve and protect the environment, and to enhance our region's history and culture. Please consider learning more about them, and if possible, donating.

Save the Bay

Historic New England

The Trustees of Reservations

The National Audubon Society

The Essex National Heritage Area

The Environmental Defense Fund

Ocean Conservancy

Whale & Dolphin Conservation

We live in Providence, Rhode Island and we like: monoliths, hiking through three feet of snow, riding the carousel at Roger Williams Park, finding boats to be on, bread baking, sandwich-making, viewing the many views of the Catskills from many fire-towers, watching Dee & Trashy Joe sing at the Carousel Lounge, eating oysters plucked out of Ninigret pond while riding on a boat, biking around Block Island, light-painting on the beach, watching the moon rise from the Upper Deck, mushroom hunting, peanut butter & butter sandwiches from Stewart's, quartz scars, rowing a boat from an island in New Hampshire to an island in Maine, eating Allie's donuts, oysters and John's pizza all in one day, touring Providence River from the Hot Club, sliding down the Mardi Gras slide at the Topsfield Fair, watching golfers golf poorly at Franklin Park, wine in a can, and Narragansett Town Beach IPA.

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