What Are Some of Rhode Island's Landforms?

Rhode Island is home to many landforms, including Jerimoth Hill, an 812-foot mountain that is the state’s highest point, and the popular summer tourist destination known as Block Island. Because it is a coastal state, Rhode Island boasts more than 400 miles of rocky shoreline overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

The state is almost divided in half by the Narragansett Bay, a large estuary that is home to three islands: Prudence, Aquidneck and Conanicut. The Scituate Reservoir is Rhode Island’s largest body of inland water, and the state’s largest rivers are the Sakonnet, Wood, Pawcatuck, Pawtuxet and Blackstone. Although 60 percent of Rhode Island’s land area is covered by woodlands, it also has close to 300 reservoirs, lakes and ponds.