Mt. Hope Farm
Bristol, Rhode Island

Mt. Hope Farm is a pleasant walk — a blend of history, seashore, fields, woods, pond. There are even live animals at the farm — goats, donkeys, chickens, etc. The trail is mostly flat and paved; there are no cars (except an occasional maintenance vehicle). You can see Mt. Hope Bridge to the south, the Sakonnet Bridge to the southeast, the Braga Bridge to the northeast, and even the Newport Bridge to the south beyond the Mt. Hope Bridge (it appears to be under the Mt. Hope Bridge).

Mt. Hope Farm is now an inn, and a venue for weddings, etc. The main building is called the Governor Bradford House, and it was built in 1745, but many of the stone walls are probably from the late 1800s, so the property is a mix of colonial and Gilded Age.

Mt. Hope Farm takes its name from nearby Mt. Hope — a large hill that was a special place for the Indians. King Philip died near the hill in 1676. Unfortunately, the hill is owned by Brown University, and you can no longer climb it.

Below is a map of the Mt. Hope Farm path. As you walk north, you’ll see Tiverton across the water (the water is called Mt. Hope Bay). Fall River and the Braga Bridge are north of Tiverton.