Many of Roger Williams Park 5,000 trees create stunning fall views each year. The leaves change once each tree trunk fills with the necessary moisture and sugar to survive the winter and shut down their food making process. Temperature, rainfall, and sunlight play a large part in when the leaves begin to turn each year. It is leaf-peeping season at Roger Williams Park starting now until late November.

The Roger Williams Park Conservancy and city forester Doug Still have partnered to bring you a listing of the best places to leaf-peep in the Park. Share your photos and favorite fall views with us on social media via #RWPLeafPeeps.

The Iron Bridge

(located next to the Boathouse lawn off of Cladrastis Ave.) 

Trees to peep:

Sweet Gums and Sugar Maple







Juan Pablo Duarte Memorial

(located past the Broad Street entrance to the Park)

  Trees to peep:

Linden, Black Oaks, and River Birch







The Casino deck

(located off of Rose Ave. at the Elmwood Ave. entrance to the Park)
Trees to peep:

River Birch








The Temple to Music lawn

(located along Frederick C. Green Blvd.)

Trees to peep:

Ginko, Sugar Maple, and White Oak




Japanese Garden

(located between Carousel Village and the Seal House)
 Trees to peep:

Ginko and Japanese Maple






The Big Lakes Trail

(begin on the Temple Trail and follow the trail along the lakes)
  Trees to peep:

Sumac, Silver Maple, and Sugar Maple






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