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Things to Do in RI
Parks and Attractions

Here are pictures we took of some great places to go in Rhode Island.

The best popular parks, attractions to enjoy your summer, and the directions how to get there.

There are some beautiful fresh water lakes surrounded by scenic pines.

You can enjoy grilling and camping at the campgrounds in some of Rhode Islands State Parks, such as Burlingame, and they are great places for family reunions.

You can't help but enjoy yourself when you visit Rhode Island. For places to stay see Rhode Island Lodging, and also dine at a RI romantic restaurant.

Block Island, RI
Block Island Take a trip on the ferry, view the lighthouse, Mohegan Bluffs, rent a moped, and tour the island. We guarantee you will enjoy it. Block Island Ferry - View of the ferry leaving the Galilee, RI pier Block Island restaurants, Block Island Motels

Bristol, RI
Colt State Park is a fun place to go for a picnic. I really like Bristol, the trees are huge, and it's so historical.

Burlingame State Park
Burlingame State Park Campground - Charlestown, RI - A large fresh water pond with a small family beach and picnic area, grilling, camping. Burlingame Camping and the Burlingame Campstore.

Charlestown, RI
Charlestown Breachway - The town beach has nice, deep sand. The Breachway is nearby. Charlestown Beach, along with snack shops, and a kayaking shop. Charlestown motels

Galilee, RI
Galilee Pier and Breachway See scenic views of the pier, Georges Restaurant and Champlains Restaurant, Salty Brine Beach is there, and is a very popular public beach.

Middletown, RI
A cool place to check out. Middletown Wildlife Refuge is located on the peninsula past Sachuest Beach. Purgatory Chasm It's like a giant split rock. You can view it from a wooden bridge they built over it. See Middletown Restaurants

Riverside, East Providence, RI
Crescent Park - Riverside, East Providence, RI - Crescent Park still has an original Looff Carousel in operation. Go catch some brass rings.

Narragansett, RI
Narragansett Bay Twin Towers Read a brief history of the Narragansett Bay area, and see Narragansett Beach Also view the Narragansett motels, and Narraganset Restaurants

Newport RI
Newport Downtown has quaint historical buildings, little shops, and is very scenic and fun. Visit the Newport Mansions, travel over the Newport Bridge and Jamestown Bridge, get a view of the Newport Harbor. Check out the Newport Lodging and Newport Restaurants Take a tour of Fort Adams State Park, it has a small beach too.

Point Judith, RI
Point Judith Lighthouse - Scenic attraction, lighthouse, park, an old fort, and fishing on the jetty

Wickford, RI
Wickford Village is located in South County, RI. They have a lovely seaside, colonial New England village with shops, restaurants, etc. A great destination for your vacation. They have a great Art Festival in July and a big weekend for the holidays in December. You can check out their website at www.wickfordvillage.org for upcoming events.

Also visit Rhode Island's Beaches

Burlingame State Park Beach - Charlestown Town Beach - East Beach, Westerly RI - Salty Brine Beach Galilee - Roger Wheeler State Park Beach - Roy Carpenter's Beach - Kingstown Town Beach - Matunuck State Park Beach - Narragansett Beach - Scarborough Beach - Newport Easton's First Beach - Middletown Beach - Sachuest-2nd Beach - Gooseberry Beach - Lincoln Woods State Park - Crescent Beach - Goddard Memorial State Park - Oakland Beach - Misquamicut Beach - Watch Hill Beach - Westerly Town Beach

Brief History of Rhode Island

Roger Williams and a group of religious followers founded the town of Providence in what is today known as Rhode Island after their banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Williams believed in the importance of liberty of conscience, which became an important principle in the founding of Rhode Island and ultimately in the founding of the United States.

Officially called "The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," Rhode Island is one of the six New England states and one of the original 13 states of the Union, entering in 1790. It is the smallest state in area in the country. Rhode Island's flower is the violet, and the capital is Providence.

The exact origin of the state name is unknown, but they believe that when it was discovered by Captain Rhode, they actually thought it was an island, and when referring to it they would say, "Rhode's Island." Such as, We're going to sail to Rhode's Island.

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New York City - Plan now for the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, and New Year's Eve.
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East Coast Beaches - Plan your vacation this winter on an East Coast Beach.
Visit the Caribbean - Pack your bags, and take a cruise. The Caribbean is now in season!

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