Newport attracted some of America's wealthiest families starting in the mid-1800s, a trend that continued through the Gilded Age. Today, visitors can stop by the mansions these families erected throughout the city for a taste of how these people lived in the early 1900s.
For a place that is quiet and away from the crowds, yet has a couple of great beaches and other amenities, Groton Long Point is worth a day trip during the summer months.
While there are plenty of professional sports teams in New England, Rhode Island only has the Providence Bruins. Luckily, their games are easily accessible from South County and affordable, too.
South County is full of interesting characters and remarkable stories, including that of Samuel Casey, a popular silversmith who escaped after an overly-aggressive judge ruled him to be hanged.
War memorials are located all over South County as a way for us to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our way of life.
There will be a Lunar Trifecta on Sunday, January 20th. On this particular night, we will see a super blood moon, a wolf moon, and a full lunar eclipse at the same time. You can watch the entire thing at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown.
Those who are planning to watch the eclipse, or are hearing about it for the first time, are urged to head down to the Observatory because there will be experts available to provide information and tell you about what you’re seeing, and, most importantly, why.
The Mystic Pizza restaurant has been a part of Mystic, CT since 1973. Amy Jones, a screenwriter who owned a summer home in the area, walked through its doors and fell in love with the pizzeria, eventually using it as inspiration for her film and the rest, as they say, is history.
Do you live in South County and like to ski? While you won’t find an abundance of ski resorts right in your backyard, there are multiple ski areas within two hours of Westerly, South Kingstown, and Charlestown. Also, the region also has ski clubs that you can join if you want to make the trek to some of the world-class resorts that are a bit further away.
In 1938, the Great New England Hurricane came through the region on September 21. Damage from this storm was devastating for Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The hurricane remains the most powerful storm in New England's history and acts as a reminder of just how much damage a maritime storm can cause.