Ponds and lakes in Rhode Island
Gorton Pond, Warwick
This is where you can find total beach seclusion in an urban setting. Although it is located on busy Post Road, you park around the corner at the town-owned beach house (near a bank) and take a short walk up a sidewalk to get to the beach and blissful isolation. On one brutally hot July day, there was one solitary swimmer in the pond. The lifeguard watching over him said the beach is never crowded and is popular with area families.
Besides the constant thrum of traffic just steps away, beachgoers are occasionally treated to the sight and sound of a jet taking off from nearby T.F. Green Airport.
www.warwickri.gov, 401-738-2000, ext. 6404