#RhodyLoveNotes remind us of the joy of opting outside

Public health experts are saying, “Go outside! Safely.” To that end, we are thoroughly enjoying the collective mapping project from Doors Open Rhode Island to reveal the history and personal experiences of beloved places throughout Rhode Island. Some recent “love notes” feature nearby parks to discover anew — Wilcox Park in Westerly, Roger Williams Park in Providence, Stepstone Falls in West Greenwich, Rocky Point State Park in Warwick, Colt State Park in Bristol, Lincoln Woods State Park in Lincoln, and Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge in South Kingstown — and of course stunning beaches.  Share your favorites by participating in this project .

For a deeper dive into how landscapes are shaped by culture, check out The Cultural Landscape Foundation , a nationwide organization with the mission “to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards.”