Newport, R.I.’s Cliff Walk

by Walter Olson on June 22, 2010

The tourist-friendly town may fence off a famed scenic path after an adverse lawsuit ruling. [NYT]


1 Frank 06.22.10 at 8:09 am

It does sound like the town was on notice of dangerous conditions.

Likewise the hiker/stroller.

I tend to be one of those who believes that a warning of risk at the entrance to a place, be it a building or a path, includes the entiriety of the place I have entered and that the risk does not end until I have exited such a place.

2 Susanne Day 06.22.10 at 1:02 pm

We agree, the town has clear warnings around the trail and due in part to the work of a local Eagle Scout, there are numbers 1-50 along the trail to idenitfy to emergency operators for faster response in the event of an injury. It is up to the traveler to be aware of thier location at all times as with anywhere else in the world.

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