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Upcoming Events at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Resort

February 20, 2019

Mohegan Sun is a world-class entertainment venue that is easily accessible from Mystic, Groton, Westerly and locations throughout New London County and South County. If suffering through the depths of winter has you down in the dumps, then check out the upcoming events at Mohegan Sun for a winter pick me up.

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.

Organized Winter Hikes in South County

January 26, 2019

South County residents have access to a variety of winter hikes organized by Westerly Land Trust. The walks take place every Thursday morning and on select weekends throughout January and February, and provide an excellent opportunity to get out and navigate some wooded trails throughout the area.

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.

The Story Behind Mystic Pizza

December 19, 2018

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Living in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

July 25, 2018

South Kingstown has the best of everything that South County has to offer, as it features easy access to many surrounding towns, miles of beaches, and a commercial center. As a result, you’ll be able to do your shopping in Wakefield Village in the morning and can head to a quiet beach on the Atlantic Ocean for the afternoon.

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.

Lobster Boils, BBQs, and Clam Bakes in Westerly This Summer

July 11, 2018

Several times each week all summer long, you'll have the chance to head to Ocean House Beach or the Weekapaug Inn to enjoy a meal and some entertainment well into the night. Some nights these venues hold a BBQ, other times it is a lobster boil or a clam bake, and in some cases, pizza is served, but the end result is always a great time.

Restaurants You Should Try in Mystic, Connecticut, and Its Surrounding Area

July 3, 2018

The west of Mystic is part of the town of Groton, while the east side is part of Stonington. No matter which side of the river you decide to explore in search of dining options, you're sure to come across something outstanding. There's nowhere else in this region that gives you access to such a high density of incredible eateries.

Why Millennials are Struggling to Buy Homes in South County, Rhode Island

June 27, 2018

Despite buying a large percentage of homes every year, millennials aren’t purchasing at the same rate as generations in the past. There are reasons for this decline in home ownership, however, as things seem to be stacked against this generation as they attempt to navigate the current financial landscape and prevent themselves from making the same mistakes that led to the financial crisis of 2008.

Living in Westerly, Rhode Island

June 19, 2018

Westerly is a beachfront community that was first settled by colonists in 1661 and became a municipality in 1669. Since that time, the town has unmistakably undergone significant changes, but its main attraction, its access to water, remains. In fact, in addition to its oceanfront beaches, the center also features saltwater ponds and freshwater rivers, so there are water and water-based activities everywhere.

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.

The Granite Theatre: Big City Performances in Westerly

May 2, 2018

The Granite Theatre in Westerly, RI provides a first-class venue for performances of some of the country’s most famous plays and musicals. A season at the Granite Theatre generally runs between early spring right until Christmas and brings popular shows that you’ve probably heard of running on Broadway to Westerly’s Granite Street

Getting to Know Narragansett Town Beach

April 9, 2018

Narragansett Town Beach is a mile-long stretch of sand that features perhaps the best surfing in all of New England. In addition, Narragansett Town Beach offers swimming, boating, and sunbathing and so much more. The park is also home to snack bars, washrooms, and two pavilions that hosts a variety of events throughout the summer, so there is no shortage of amenities available for those who stop by.

Theatre By the Sea: Rhode Island's Historic Playhouse

April 4, 2018

Theatre By the Sea, is a one-time barn that over the years became one of the area’s most popular, and unquestionably most notable, playhouses. In 1980, the theater became part of the National Register of Historic Places. The playhouse, as its name suggests, is a short distance from the ocean and has a nearby beach, providing a relaxing atmosphere for watching some of Broadway’s most renowned productions.

Ninigret Park's History and Happenings

March 28, 2018

Ninigret Park is a hidden gem that Rhode Islanders might want to keep to themselves. Ninigret Pond sits within Ninigret Park, a 227-acre green space with a full day's worth of activities available throughout the summer, and even into the spring and fall. The park also hosts some high-end events each and every year, should you want to experience some local arts and culture

Southern Rhode Island - the East Coast’s best kept secret?

March 21, 2018

Ask most homeowners in Westerly, Charlestown or South Kingstown where they live, and they’ll tell you South County. But the fact is, South County doesn’t really exist, at least not formally. So why do we call it South County?

Famous Homes in Watch Hill

March 15, 2018

Watch Hill is known for its coastal cottages, but don’t let the term "cottage" fool you; these homes are very special. The reason for the beautiful homes is that the south coast of Rhode Island attracted a lot of old money in the early 1900s and the families with this capital wanted to create a paradisaical environment where children and adults alike could play all summer.