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Touring The Ocean State

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As small as Rhode Island may be, it is filled with a rich history and must-see scenic views! Whether you’re residing here, or just passing through, experience what this beautiful Ocean State has to offer with these 5 tourist attractions.

Newport Cliff Walk
Newport, RI
Enjoy the peaceful sites of the shoreline on your left, and the architectural masterpieces of the Newport mansions to your right. This pubic walking path stretches 3.5 miles, providing breathtaking views wherever you look!
http://www.cliffwalk.com/

Roger William’s Park Zoo
Providence, RI
Home to more than 160 species of animals, Roger Williams Park Zoo is a family-favorite activity here in RI! Learn and interact with animals from around the world in their 40-acre zoo, or experience New England’s largest public indoor display gardens in their Botanical Center. Explore the world’s nature and life at Roger William’s Park Zoo!
http://www.rwpzoo.org/

Beavertail State Park
Jamestown, RI
Whether you’re looking to hike, or just seeking out scenic views, Beavertail State Park attracts RI residents and tourists year-round. With its rich history of being the third premier lighthouse built in the country, the park also operates a Lighthouse Museum, where you can learn of its significance from 1749 to the present day.
https://bit.ly/3bUWbce

Federal Hill
Providence, RI
Federal Hill is teeming with great history, great entertainment, and great food! Heavily influenced by Italian-American settlers, this strip is known for having the best restaurants for genuine Italian cuisine. Whether you’re looking to explore history in the day-time or enjoy the nightlife entertainment, Federal Hill is always a local favorite!
https://bit.ly/3qxdmVi

Coffee Milk
Last, but certainly not least, if your traveling through Rhode Island you need to try a tall, cold glass of our coffee milk! Coffee syrup mixed perfectly with milk, and you get the official drink of the Ocean State. Visit https://bit.ly/3p0IbRF to read about its history, and stop into a local diner to try deliciousness yourself.

These attractions are just the beginning of what Rhode Island has to offer! We hope you enjoy some of our favorite activities that keep us loving the Ocean State.

A Sip of Summer Brewed Right Here in RI – These are some of the best beers and breweries in RI

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Patio weather is upon us and as the days continue to heat up, it’s easy to find yourself feeling thirsty. When you’re sitting on your porch feeling parched, you can always turn to a big-name beer from a large corporate brewery, but why not try something new? After all, our state is full of incredible breweries that need our help now more than ever.

A lot of these breweries have had to make big changes and are working incredibly hard to stay in business and continue brewing their top-notch beverages. That’s why we came up with this list of some of our favorite breweries and beers from each!

Whalers – South Kingstown

We recommend:
Rise – American Pale Ale
Day Tripper -Blonde Ale
Whalers.com

Newport Craft – Newport

We recommend:
Rhode Trip – New England IPA
1639 Pale Ale
Newportcraft.com

Proclamation Ale Company – Warwick

We recommend:
(In)Significance – Triple IPA
Derivative | Citralaxy – Pale Ale
Proclamationaleco.com

Buttonwoods Brewery – Cranston

We recommend:
The World Is Yours – Double IPA
Smoked Helles Smoked Beer
Buttonwoodsbrewery.com

Crooked Current – Pawtucket

We recommend:
White Stout – American Stout
Neopolitan – American Brown Ale
Crookedcurrentbrewery.com

Grey Sail Brewing – Westerly

We recommend:
Captain’s Daughter – Double IPA
Hazy Day – Belgian Wit
Greysailbrewing.com

Smug Brewing Company – Pawtucket

We recommend:
Driving Miss Hazy – New England IPA
Nemesis – American IPA
Smugbrewing.com

Linesider – East Greenwich

We recommend:
Happy Camper – S’mores Stout
VII Stripes – New England Double IPA
https://www.linesiderbrewing.com/

Foolproof Brewing Company – Pawtucket

We recommend:
The Grotto – American IPA
Raincloud – Robust Porter
Foolproofbrewing.com

Tilted Barn Brewery – Exeter

We recommend:
The Chosen One – Double IPA
Peeptoad – American Pale Ale
Tiltedbarnbrewery.com/

Providence Brewing Company – North Providence

We recommend:
It Ain’t Fair – Sour IPA
Sailing Shoes – Hefeweizen
Pvdbc.com

Trinity Brewhouse – Providence

We recommend:
White Electric Coffee Stout – American Imperial Stout
Captain America – Pale Ale
Trinitybrewhouse.com/

This list encompasses some of our favorite breweries, but there are so many more incredible breweries in Rhode Island that could use your support. We strongly encourage you to support RI breweries and other local businesses as our state continues to battle and rebuild after the COVID-19 pandemic. For a full list of breweries that belong to the Rhode Island Brewer’s Guild, visit Ribrewersguild.org!

Great Places to Hike in RI

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Whether you’re looking for some exercise with a view, or you’re just looking to get out and enjoy nature, hiking is a great way to explore the world around you. Luckily, you don’t have to travel far to experience beautiful scenery – you can enjoy these great places to hike right here in Little Rhody!

Arcadia Management Area – Richmond

With over 14,000 acres of forested land in Richmond, Exeter, Hopkinton, and West Greenwich, this stunning recreation area has miles and miles of trails to explore. Offering both gravel roads and well-marked wooded trails, it’s easy to find the right trail no matter what type of experience you are looking for. RI’s largest recreational area covers enough ground to keep hikers coming back to explore more and more of the beautifully-wooded terrain. While the park is shared by hikers, hunters, fishermen, mountain bikers, horseback riders, campers, and boaters alike, multi-use safety regulations are in place to keep the experience safe and enjoyable for everyone.

Burlingame State Park – Charlestown

Burlingame State Park offers beautiful trails and hiking around Charlestown’s Watchaug Pond. With 3,100 acres of rocky woodland, there is so much to explore that you may want to stay for a few days. Luckily enough, Burlingame State Park also features 20 rustic cabins and almost 700 standard campsites that you can rent out. While the campsites are closed until at least June 15, 2020, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, this site’s opening date is worth keeping an eye on.

George B. Parker Woodland Wildlife Refuge – Coventry

Managed by the Audobon Society of Rhode Island, the George B. Parker Wildlife Refuge is a great place for bird-watching and possibly catching a glimpse of foxes, mink, deer, and other wildlife. While this 860-acre property may be smaller than some of the others on our list, it offers 7 miles of trails ranging from boardwalks over streams and brooks to Revolutionary War-era carriage roads and rocky trails through hilly terrain.

Long Pond Woods Wildlife Refuge – Hopkinton

If you’re looking for a more challenging trail with beautiful views, you will love Long Pond Woods Trail. While it is the smallest destination on our list with 2 miles of trails through 220 acres of land, it offers lots of steep, heavily-wooded, and rocky terrain leading to a breathtaking view of Long Pond. If you keep a close eye on the water below, you may even see an otter!

Spruce Up Your Yard for the Warmer Weather!

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As the outside finally begins to turn green and beautiful after a long, hard winter, it is more important than ever to pay attention to cleaning up your lawn and landscape. Doing your spring yard preparation now will go a long way towards ensuring that you have a beautiful lawn for summertime!

Lawn

This is the first place you should start your spring cleanup. If heavy traffic and your pets have ruined your lawn, sprinkle soil over the area with a combination of grass seed and fertilizer. Make sure to keep the dirt moist until you see grass start to sprout.

Clean up any debris that is laying around your yard. Remove sticks that have fallen over the winter and rake up leaves and thatch build-up so your grass can breathe again. Remember not to rake into wet grounds, it could tear apart the grass!

Trees, Shrubs, and Perennials

Give all of your plants the ability to grow by clipping away any dead or dying branches. While you’re at it, trim back any branches that are invading your walkways. Not only will this make your yard more inviting, but it will also allow more sun and air to reach the trees and shrubs!

Garden Beds

There is no better time than now to add some color to your landscape. Remember that your flowers need room to grow, so clear your garden beds of any leaves, dead foliage, and invasive weeds before the warmer months arrive. Once you fix up the old flowers and plant some new ones, edge the beds and add a fresh batch of mulch… it makes all the difference.

Patio and Walkways

Before you take advantage of your beautiful outdoor space, it’s important to make sure it is ready for your first party. If your patio and walkways don’t look their best, pressure wash the mildew and grime away and then replace any broken pavers or stones.

Now your yard is officially ready to meet the warmer weather!

Lil’ Rhody’s List of… Winter Fun Activities

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To Keep You And The Family Busy This Season!

Ice Skating at Gurneys Resort

1 Goat Island, Newport, RI

www.gurneysresorts.com

Open 10 am – 9 pm daily

 

Ice Skating at Bank Newport City Center

2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence, RI

www.theprovidencerink.com

Open 10 am – 10 pm daily

Bumper Cars on Ice

2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence, RI

www.theprovidencerink.com

Open 10 am – 8 pm daily

 

Skiing, Snowboarding, Tubing

160 Yawgoo Valley Road, Exeter, RI

www.yawgoo.com

Open 10 am – 6 pm

 

Sledding

4097 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland, RI

www.cumberlandri.org

Open 7 am – 9 pm daily

Christmas Tree Lightings in Rhode Island

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH, 4-7 PM | 1 BLUFF AVENUE, WESTERLY, RI

Westerly Tree Lighting & Christmas Village

The tree lighting ceremony welcomes all children o help light the outdoor Christmas Tree. Santa Claus will be arriving in style on a fire truck! Seasonal snack and alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages will be available. Please feel free to bring a toy for the toy drive.

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH 5-7 PM | 400 HOPE STREET, BRISTOL, RI

Bristol’s Grand Illumination

Start the Christmas season by coming to the lighting of the Christmas tree in Bristol! Don’t miss out on choruses from the local public schools and dancers from Extensions School of Dance will perform, as well as Santa joining in to flip the switch that lights the town up! Don’t forget your Santa hat!

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1ST, 4-6 PM | 194 PUTNAM PIKE, GLOCESTER, RI

Harmony Fire District Tree Lighting

Begin the holiday season with your neighborhood Volunteer Firefighters and EMTs. Christmas fun includes lighting the beautiful tree, a fantastic magician, yummy treats, live entertainment and a visit from Santa! In the spirit of the holiday season, please bring a non-perishable food item for the Glocester Food Pantry.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5TH 5-9 PM | 1 MAIN STREET, NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI

Wickford Festival of Lights

Wickford Village is the best place to celebrate Christmas festivities! Santa will be arriving to this adorable town by boat! Enjoy the tree lighting and hayrides with Santa, Elf Parade and more! The charm of this historic village comes alive as thousands of beautiful white lights transform it into a winter wonderland. Most shops stay open every night until 9 PM for holiday shopping.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH 4:30-8 PM | 13 BOWEN’S WHARF, NEWPORT, RI

Bowen’s Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting

Bring the entire family to see Frosty the Snowman, Santa, and Mrs. Claus for an exciting evening of Christmas cheer. Christmas carols, gift shopping, tasty food & drinks, and the lighting of the famous tree, what more can you ask for?

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6TH 5-9 PM | 2 KENNEDY PLAZA, PROVIDENCE, RI

Providence Winter Lights Market & Tree Lighting

Kick off everyones favorite season in Providence. It begins with the lighting of the City Hall Holiday Tre and ends with a gorgeous festival market, live performances and events and food vendors from across the state. Don’t forget to visit the ice skating rink too!

Get Your Pink On And Bowl For A Great Cause

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Fight the Fight, Find the Cure

With Breast Cancer awareness month right around the corner the community is coming together to host events to raise recognition and funds to help find a cure. Breast cancer has touched many individuals, including Carl DeRosa, Lang’s Bowlarama general manager. In April of 2009, Carl lost his mother, Carol, to a long fight of breast cancer. Carol adored her family, you could often find her cooking amazing meals for her beloved husband, Carlo, her four children, and grandchildren. Carol spent her entire life helping others, especially those in need. She constantly was donating to different charities, which is why Lang’s Bowlarama has partnered up with Elvira’s Gift For Hope Foundation, to host two fundraising events in Carol’s honor.

Elvira Protano is a Brest Cancer Survivor who founded Elvira’s Gift For Hope Foundation to help women affected by Breast Cancer. Her fundraising efforts help support families by assisting with housing payments, utility bills, child care, transportation for medical treatments and more! Dedication from women like Elvira are the reason why our hope stays strong that one day we will find a cure!

Wear pink and get a raffle ticket to be entered to win a Pizza Bowl!

44th Annual Run Around The Block

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September 7th, 2019
Old Center Road, Block Island, RI

This may be the longest run around a block on record. That’s because the particular block in question is actually Block Island, a little piece of paradise just 7 miles long and 3 miles wide off the coast of Rhode Island. And you’ll see most of its beauty — rolling meadows, stone walls, sparkling ponds, towering cliffs —during the Run Around the Block, a 9.3 mile (15K) journey around this stunning island where more than 47% of the area is conservation land.

The race starts at 11:45am on Saturday, September 7. For locals, September is their favorite time of year. The days are still long, the water is still warm, and the summer crowds have thinned out since Labor Day. Most island businesses will still be open, so you’ll find plenty of places to eat, drink, relax and shop before you make the trip back to the mainland.

Run Around the Block has a fairly late starting time, so runners coming over that morning have plenty of time to catch a morning ferry and make it to the race on time. Free bus transportation will take you from ferry to race and back again. Registration costs $30 to $45 depending on when you register. Pre- registration is available at www.active.com.

Summer Fun Spots To Help Your Family Enjoy Little Rhody!

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Impossible Dream Playground

Features swings, slides, merry-go-rounds, basketball, see-saws, a fort, a life-size dollhouse, a castle, and miniature golf. Facilities specifically designed so children with disabilities can play alongside able-bodied children. Picnic tables available on the grounds. Accessible Restrooms.
www.impossibledreamplayground.org

Adventureland Family Fun Park

For all thrill-seekers and explorers alike! Adventureland is the perfect destination on your visit to beautiful Narragansett. Spend an entire afternoon testing your skills in our batting cages, racing your friends and family on our gas-powered, state-of-the-art go-karts, soaking and bumping your “friends” on our bumper boats, or relaxing on our 18 hole nautical themed adventure-style mini-golf course. Don’t forget to hop aboard Poppy’s Carousel! Something for everyone is waiting for you at Adventureland.
www.adventurelandri.com

Water Wiz of Westerly

The beach was never this exciting! Make a splash at the 35-foot-high Giant Water Slides and 50-foot-high Speed Slide. Over 1,000 feet of thrills and spills that twist and turn into two treated pools of refreshing fun for all! We are located right across the street from the picturesque Misquamicut State Beach.
waterwizzri.com