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There are Some Great Breweries in South County

November 12, 2019

We are seeing craft beer become more popular all over the country as consumers are becoming more likely to try new things. South County is no different, as the expanding market has opened up the door for local entrepreneurs to open small brewery throughout the region.

As the craft beer industry grows even further, keep your eyes open for new breweries popping up all over Rhode Island's coastline and beyond.

Veterans Day in South and New London County

November 5, 2019

All of these events take place on November 11 and are great ways to show your support for those who have fought for our freedom in wars around the globe. Remembering everything that these individuals went through prevents us from taking their efforts for granted and shows them that we value their sacrifices.

Ways to Spend a Day in Mystic, Connecticut

October 7, 2019

Mystic, CT, is full of great activities for the entire family. Of course, once you buy a home in Mystic, you'll have all the time in the world to explore these and other attractions that are sure to keep your days entertaining and informative.

The Historic Areas of Narragansett Pier

September 9, 2019

Reminders of the past remain to this day, but you'll also be attracted to the village because of its beautiful beaches, outstanding restaurant, abundant water access, and easy-going lifestyle. Take a walk through these historic parts of the village, and you're sure to fall in love with everything that they have to offer.

A Look at the Activities Available in the Arcadia Management Area

August 26, 2019

The Arcadia Management Area provides an excellent place to spend your time because of its size. Here, you can explore new sections each time you visit and never run out of areas to experience. Remember that there is hunting in the park, so visitors should wear bright orange clothing during hunting season.

As long as you follow the rules, however, the Arcadia Management Area is a safe and fun place to visit for the entire family.

Ways to Spend Your Time in Noank, Connecticut

August 16, 2019

Noank is a village in the town of Groton with a population of about 1,700 people. You wouldn't expect to find much to do in a place this small, but you'd be wrong. You see, Noank is located right the mouth of the Mystic River, a vital waterway in this region, and this means there's plenty of activity in the area.

Where to Play Tennis For Free in South County

July 31, 2019

Tennis courts are abundant throughout South County, so get out there and find the ideal place to have a match. Keep in mind that the conditions of the courts vary, and if you're looking to have a serious game, you're better off looking for one of the newer facilities.

The good news is that since there's likely a court near your home in South County, you'll never have to travel far.

What You Should Know About the Rhode Island Farm Scavenger Hunt

July 15, 2019

The scavenger hunt is a simple concept where you’ll visit any farm that is participating to pick up a game card with a map. From there, you’ll travel throughout Rhode Island, visiting farms and buying produce.

The Craft Beer Scene in Southeastern Connecticut

July 8, 2019

The craft beer scene in New London County has never been better, as there are breweries in many towns, giving beer-lovers a wide selection of suds from which to choose. If you’re looking to try something local this weekend, stop by one of the following locations to have a pint or fill your growler to take home.

The Wineries of Stonington, Connecticut

July 1, 2019

These wineries provide a nice pit stop on a weekend outing or a convenient place to pick up a bottle for your next dinner party. Keep it local by trying a few of these Connecticut and Rhode Island-based vineyards because you never know if you’ll find a new favorite for your cellar.

Places and Activities in Narragansett's Galilee Village

June 24, 2019

The Port of Galilee is an authentic, working fishing village found on the south end of the town of Narragansett. There are only a handful of houses in the actual hamlet, although the neighboring community of Point Judith has a larger residential population.

 

Outdoor Activities Near Southern Connecticut's Interstate 95

June 10, 2019

This stretch of highway between Mystic and Groton provides all of the best aspects of this unique part of the country, in addition to being only eight minutes from a scenic oceanfront beach. You truly can't beat this area if you’re interested in spending as much time in nature as possible.

Where to Rent a Boat in South County

June 3, 2019

Just because you don’t own a boat doesn’t mean you have to miss out on spending time on the water throughout the summer. South County has plenty of places where you can rent a boat, allowing you to enjoy a weekend on the ponds or ocean without having to invest in a watercraft. The rates are reasonable, as well, at least compared to what you might pay in a larger center.

North Kingstown's Connection to George Washington and the Country's Forefathers

May 13, 2019

It should come as no surprise that there is a tremendous amount of history in North Kingstown, as it was founded in 1674, along with North Kingstown, Narragansett, and Exeter, as Kings Towne. The town split in 1722, with North Kingstown retaining its 1674 date of establishment, making it one of the country's oldest settlements.

 

What are Some of Southeastern Connecticut’s Top Pizza Restaurants?

May 8, 2019

A quick online search of pizza restaurants in this area will bring you dozens of results. As you read, you’ll see pizzerias, Italian restaurants, and diners, all claiming to make some of southeastern Connecticut’s best pies.

But, which restaurants do locals like the most?

 

5 Places to Grab a Drink in Narragansett

May 3, 2019

After a long day at work, there's nothing better than stopping for a pint, a quick bite, or even a full meal at a local watering hole on your way home. Luckily, Narragansett has several great places to check out, many of which will be close by if you live in the town.

Weather Won’t Cooperate? Try Swimming at These Six Locations

April 22, 2019

Living in Southern Connecticut or Rhode Island, you'll probably want to spend a lot of your time outdoors. But, what do you do if you're set on going for a swim, but it turns out to be a rainy, cold, or windy day?

 

Visiting Treaty Rock Park in South Kingstown

April 15, 2019

When the oceanfront beaches and parks get busy in the summer, you might find yourself looking for a quiet place to relax for a few hours. Walking to the top of Pettaquamscutt Rock can make you feel isolated on some days since there’s a chance you won’t run into another person on your journey.

 

What Exactly is the Fantastic Umbrella Factory?

April 8, 2019

If you're looking for items to add to your garden, you can stop by the Umbrella Factory Gardens, which not only has exotic plants and custom planters but also contributes the expertise of horticulturist Patrick Shellman, who can help you put your garden together.

 

A Look at March 2019 Events in South County

March 4, 2019

Get out there and experience these concerts, tours, and dinners to make the most of the last few weeks of winter because you know that in the coming months, the crowds will return, making it more difficult to get reservations at your favorite restaurants and tickets to the region’s most sought-after events.

A Quick Primer on the New England Collegiate Baseball League

February 12, 2019

The New England Collegiate Baseball League, or NECBL, has teams in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire and attracts high-level athletes to the area every summer. If you’re interested in seeing the next generation of Major League players today, head out to the ballparks in Mystic and South Kingstown for a game or two

Special Events in South County This Christmas Season

December 7, 2018

During the month of December, in Washington County Rhode Island, you'll find special events, including concerts, plays, runs, and parties, pretty much every weekend between now and Christmas, giving you all the opportunity you need to get involved. Come experience the holiday magic of South County!

Where You Can Ski Near South County This Winter

December 1, 2018

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.

A Look at Christmas Strolls in Southern Connecticut and Rhode Island in 2018

November 24, 2018

Residents of South County, Rhode Island and New London County, Connecticut have plenty of chances to get into the holiday spirit through the various Christmas strolls in the region. Make sure you mark a few of the local holiday strolls on your calendar in the weeks leading up to Christmas, as they will ensure that you immerse yourself in the holiday spirit this year.

2018 Winter Farmers' Markets in New London and Washington Counties

November 13, 2018

During the winter, four of the more prominent New London and  South County, RI summer markets change venues for the winter, and still offer a selection of produce raised in local greenhouses. Have a look at the following winter farmers' markets so you can not only continue to support local farmers, but keep your access to local meats, fruit, and vegetables all year round.

Allegedly Haunted Locations in South County and the Stories Behind Them

October 15, 2018

Read about some of the allegedly haunted locations throughout South County, Rhode Island. Even if you don’t believe in the paranormal or supernatural, these venues are full of history and worth checking out if you’re looking for something to do on an autumn day.

Exploring Charlestown, Rhode Island's Burlingame State Park

October 2, 2018

Burlingame State Park is a 3,100-acre region in Charlestown, Rhode Island offering camping, swimming, boating, and hiking opportunities throughout most of the year. Here, you can walk through the woods for an entire day without seeing another person or find your own private swimming hole.

The Mystic Aquarium and Seaport Museum

September 25, 2018

Mystic, CT is home to a world-class aquarium and a one of a kind seaport museum that are sure to keep you involved, especially if you have children. Mystic Aquarium and Seaport Museum provide hours of entertainment while giving you the opportunity to experience local sea life and living history, and all within minutes of downtown.

Exploring the South County Bike Path

September 19, 2018

The William C. O'Neill Bike Path officially runs from the Amtrak station in West Kingston to Mumford Road in Narragansett, which is adjacent to Narragansett Elementary School. Unofficially, however, you can continue all the way to Narragansett Town Beach, although you'll have to ride along a busy road for the final part of the journey.

Live Music in South County This Summer

July 19, 2018

Summer concerts are frequent throughout this area, and if you’ve got an obsession for live music, you can find an event to attend almost every night of the week. There’s a nice mix of venues, as well, as you can head to a park, check out a concert hall, or even wander the streets of a town to experience local and national performers alike.

Living in Narragansett, Rhode Island

June 11, 2018

There are two versions of Narragansett : Summer Narragansett and Rest-of-the-Year Narragansett. In fall, winter, and spring, Narragansett has a population of fewer than 16,000 people, so it's quiet, peaceful, and uncrowded. In the summer, however, the population swells to 34,000 people, making it livelier, busier, and more exciting.

Once you buy real estate in Narragansett, you’ll open yourself up to a community that offers so much more than most small towns because of the big city lifestyle that arrives each and every summer.

Living in Charlestown, Rhode Island

June 4, 2018

Charlestown is an excellent place to live because it offers pretty much everything you could ever want, especially when seeking a small-town way of life. Charlestown, is close to larger towns and cities, and the area has plenty to do outdoors. Continue reading to learn what it’s like to live in this small, but vibrant, community on Rhode Island’s south coast.

The University of Rhode Island’s Well-Known Alumni

May 27, 2018

A number of well-known individuals have graduated from or attended the University of Rhode Island over the years, as the list of students includes professional athletes, worldwide business leaders, important political figures, and television and entertainment stars.

The History of the Watch Hill Flying Horse Carousel

May 17, 2018

Heading to Watch Hill to ride the Flying Horses Carousel has become a tradition for families who live in South County towns like Westerly, Charlestown, and Kingstown, in addition to those just visiting for the summer. This historic venue attracts a crowd every day during the summer, with children lining up all the way down Bay Street for their chance to get up close.

Things to Do in Norwich, Connecticut

May 11, 2018

Norwich, CT has much more going on than you’d expect in a small city. The downtown area is historic and the surrounding New London County has plenty of contemporary activities to keep you busy.