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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.

Restaurants in South County That Use Local Ingredients

October 21, 2019

Visiting these restaurants means doing something a little extra for the environment and your own health. Eating whole foods is important because processed items have additives that aren't good for you, while organic foods are free from cancer-causing pesticides.

It's hard to find healthy, sustainable food when eating out, so it's nice to see that these establishments in South County are doing their part and making it slightly more manageable.

Looking at Some of South County's Public Libraries

October 14, 2019

No matter where you live in South County, you'll have plenty of opportunities to borrow some books or join a club meeting at one of the local libraries. In fact, there's likely a library just a few minutes from your home, so get out there and take advantage of these local services that are available to all residents.

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.

Pet Boarding and Doggy Daycare Options in South County

September 17, 2019

Having so many pet care options in South County means you'll never have to worry about your dogs or cats when you're out of town.

Whether you need someone to stop by to let your dog out for a few minutes during the day or are going away for a couple of weeks and need a place for your pet to stay, you're covered thanks to these excellent South County services.

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.

A Day at Ryan Park in North Kingstown, Rhode Island

August 5, 2019

If South County's main attractions are too busy for you, it's nice to know that you can escape to a quiet area like Ryan Park that not too many visitors will know. Once at the park, you can hike, play, bike, or fish in peace, as even on a busy day, the park is large enough that you can wander for hours without seeing another person.

South County truly has something for everyone, so make sure you include Ryan Park on your list of places to check out in this scenic part of the country.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

The Best Places to Catch a Sunset in South County

June 17, 2019

After a hectic day spent chasing the kids on the beach, hiking isolated trails, or toiling away at work, finding a relaxing place to unwind is often essential. Luckily, Southern Rhode Island has some of the most breathtaking sunsets you’ll ever witness but with so many spots to check them out, deciding on a location isn't easy.

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.

Where to Get Married in South County

May 25, 2019

There might not be a better place on earth to get married than South County, as there are venues for all tastes and wedding styles. Have a look at what these locations have to offer to begin planning your perfect wedding, New England style.

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.

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.

 

Driverless Shuttle Tests Now Running in North Kingstown

March 21, 2019

Each vehicle comes with 30 sensors, cameras, and radars, along with light detection technology, providing a 360-degree view at all times. Since the shuttle doesn't have any blind spots and performs the same way in any weather, both day and night, designers believe it is one of the safest modes of transportation available.

 

Kelley's Deli: Rhode Island's Best Irish Fare

March 17, 2019

South County has an outstanding dining scene, with restaurants serving food from all over the globe. On any given day, you can enjoy Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, American, or seafood dishes from some of Rhode Island’s best chefs, and all within a short drive of the area’s top attractions.

But where can you find the region's best Irish cuisine?

 

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 Look at the Art Galleries of South Kingstown

February 2, 2019

Did you know that South Kingstown is a hotspot for artists? With five different galleries, South Kingstown is quickly developing an artistic hub on Rhode Island's south coast.

The fact that this small area has so many art galleries and studios is excellent news for residents of South County because there is never a shortage of great artwork to view, purchase, or learn about in detail.

Get in Shape in 2019 at These South County Fitness Centers

January 19, 2019

The holiday season can be rough on your body, as many of us tend to overindulge and find ourselves scrambling to shed some unwanted pounds as we head into January.  South County has some great fitness centers that are taking on new members. If you’re serious about losing weight and getting into shape, look into the offerings at some of these South County fitness centers and choose the one that best suits your situation.

 

Come and See a Rare Lunar Event at Frosty Drew Observatory

January 12, 2019

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.

Where to Eat Over Christmas in South County

December 14, 2018

You don't have to cook on Christmas eve. South County is full of small towns and enjoys a more relaxed way of life than nearby Providence and Warwick Restaurant choices are limited on Christmas Eve, but, there are a few open through dinner time should you find yourself looking for a meal.

Christmas Events at the Ocean House in 2018

December 10, 2018

South County gets into the holiday spirit once December rolls around and no venue has as much going on throughout the month as the Ocean House in Watch Hill. From Thanksgiving Day through New Year's Eve, the Ocean House hosts Seasons By The Sea, an annual celebration that brings events for the entire family to the venue every week.

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!

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.

Hiking Trails in Westerly, RI

November 2, 2018

The area around Westerly has some of Rhode Island’s best hiking trails thanks to its dense forests and abundance of uninhabited land. The forests provide a great place to escape for a few hours, especially if you’re into peace and quiet or getting up close to some wildlife.

The Great New England Hurricane of 1938

October 26, 2018

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.

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.

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.