New England's oldest National Recreation Trail is an exquisite 3.5-mile stretch of ocean views that skirts behind some of Newport's grandest mansions. Begins at the western end of Easton's Beach (a.k.a. First Beach).
–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2012
To your back, some of Newport’s most impressive and historic mansions stand tall; below you, surf pounds against the rock-strewn shore; in front, three and a half miles of one of the country’s most famous and memorable paths—Newport’s Cliff Walk—unfurl. In 1975 this public-access way was the first in New England to be designated a National Recreation Trail. Much of it is easy, but make no mistake, here and there are tricky spots with steep drop-offs. Beware—and look out for poison ivy hugging the borders.
–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2010