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Five Great Places to Eat in Charlestown, Rhode Island

February 27, 2020

Charlestown, Rhode Island, is full of outstanding outdoor activities, and once it's time to stop for a meal, you'll find plenty of great options throughout the town.

Aunt Carrie's: Celebrating 100 Years in Narragansett

February 17, 2020

Aunt Carrie's seafood shack has operated from the same location since 1920 and is home to the world's first clamcake. The original recipe is used today, making this Rhode Island institution worth a visit.

Some Historic Sites in Westerly, Rhode Island

February 10, 2020

Westerly, Rhode Island, is full of history, and walking through the downtown area is like stepping back in time. Many of the old buildings in Westerly remain functional, so you can visit whenever you wish to have a look, while others are now museums that are worth checking out.

Where to Find Fishing Supplies in South County, RI

February 3, 2020

South County has some of the country's best fishing and, luckily, also features numerous fishing gear supply shops where you can pick up the products you need for your day on the water.

The History of the Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship

January 31, 2020

The Charles W. Morgan made its first voyage in 1841 and completed its final journey to date in 2014. The vessel is the world's last remaining wooden whaling ship, and an outstanding piece of American history to experience in Mystic, Connecticut.

Visiting Newport's Historic Mansions

January 24, 2020

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.

What You Should Know About the Kinney Azalea Gardens in South Kingstown

January 17, 2020

There are many places throughout South County where you can buy flowers to plant in your yard, but none have the history, selection, or beauty of the Kinney Azalea Gardens in South Kingstown.

Taking a Day Trip to Long Point in Groton, Connecticut

January 10, 2020

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.

The Top 5 Ice Cream Shops in Narragansett, Rhode Island

December 30, 2019

Narragansett is full of great beaches and plenty of activities for the whole family. At the end of the long day at the beach, cooling off with an ice cream cone is always a great idea, and, luckily, the town has plenty of parlors to accommodate you.

Checking Out a Providence Bruins' Game

December 20, 2019

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.

Where to Go Public Skating in South County

December 6, 2019

South County, Rhode Island might not be known for its abundance of ice skating rinks, but you'll find enough places to hit the ice all year round in South County and its surrounding area.

Tips For a Weekend Staycation in South County, RI

November 22, 2019

There's no need to take a vacation overseas or to another part of the country because everything you could ever want is right at your fingertips in South County, Rhode Island.

The War Memorials of Washington County, Rhode Island

November 19, 2019

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 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.

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.

The Best Places to Get a Coffee in South County

September 28, 2019

Obviously, you can find coffee pretty much anywhere in South County, but these are locally-owned and operated shops that take their coffee production seriously. Stopping by any of these stores on the way to work or school promotes local business development while allowing you to try some of the best brews in the area.

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.

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.

 

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 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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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?

 

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.

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 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

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.