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West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: (401) 826-1800
Fax: (401) 826-4170
About 40 minutes outside of Providence, in the small community of Coventry, lies the Greene Homestead. Built in 1770 by the Revolutionary War hero himself, the place is surrounded by lovely gardens and overlooks the Pawtuxet River. The building has been converted into a museum; inside is a comprehensive history of the man and his exploits. War buffs of all kinds will marvel at the on-site cannon, and souvenirs can be had at the museum gift shop.
The Goddard Memorial State Park is a spectacular park and is one of the most visited attractions of the city. The place is perfect for a picnic and is also used as a venue for local events.
This greenhouse garden garden includes hundreds of species and its the largest of its kind in New England. The botanical gardens are inside the massive Roger Williams Park, named after one of the state's founders. The park is surrounded with foliage itself and with Edgewood and Cunliff lakes as a backdrop, it makes the visit to the greenhouse even better. The center provides docent led tours with reservations at least four weeks in advance and during the summer, the center organizes field trips for elementary school students and other events for adults.
This massive 427-acre park is located in South Providence, adjacent to the suburb of Cranston. It sits upon land that was once inhabited by the Narragansett Tribe before it was granted to Roger Williams, one of the Rhode Islands's original colonists in 1638. His heirs donated it in 1871 and the park was subsequently built in 1878. Once on the grounds, the park contains seven different lakes and it's also home to the city zoo, botanical gardens, the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium in addition to some other quirky attractions like the Temple to Music and Carousel Village. The aforementioned lakes are also the perfect spot to take a tranquil boat during the summer and especially during the fall when the leaves change their colors.
The Rhode Island is endowed with a scenic skiing resort in the form of Yawgoo Valley. It stands to terrific historical significance and is the only skiing resort on the Rhode Island region. Precisely sited on a hill in Exeter, the site is acquaint with 14 skiing trails. The park arranges for snow tubing as well as water slides depending upon the seasons. It is a marvelous place to stay overnight and the rentals are commercially viable. It also provides for lessons in skiing.
Occupying the northern half of Poppasquash Neck peninsula, to the west of Bristol, Colt State Park offers a recreation zone for the entire family. Spread across 464 acres (187.77 hectares), this park offers biking and jogging trails, horse riding, fishing facilities, playgrounds and over 400 picnic tables. Fruit trees and flowering plants dot the expanse of this park. The park also offers picturesque views of the ocean. The Coggeshall Farm Museum, an open-air chapel and an observation deck are located on the premises of the Colt State Park.
Situated in the area of the prestigious Providence College, Schneider Arena opened in 1973 and can seat over 3,000 people. The arena is used for men and women's hockey games and other programmes. Please check the website for event details.
The Providence River is a tidal river that is only about eight miles long. It has a two other tributaries in the area, namely the Woonasquatucket and Moshassuck rivers. The river is probably best known for its WaterFire events held throughout the year. Additionally, you can see some most historic structures in Providence as well as more modern buildings and bridges while you stroll along its banks.
Nestled in the Mount Pleasant section of Providence near Rhode Island College, this golf course won a three star rating in Golf Digest's 'Places to Play' list. Designed by Donald Ross in 1930, golfers still find this challenging golf course a nice respite away from busy Providence. Along with well-kept greens, there are banquet facilities and a clubhouse which allows players to rent for banquets and parties.
On the corner of Westminster and Union streets is where you'll find this small square. It is primarily known for its summer 'Movies on the Block' series, where flicks are shown for free, but it also holds mini-markets, skateboard contests, food trucks and other events. It's definitely a place where the community gathers, especially when the weather allows.
Burnside Park is located adjacent to Kennedy Square Plaza and it's known for its popular Burnside Music Series concerts every summer. The park is named after Ambrose Burnside, a Civil War general from the state of Rhode Island and it was constructed in 1892. Another highlight in the park includes the Bajnotti Fountain and it's just an overall great place to relax amidst the downtown hustle-and-bustle.
India Point Park is located in the Fox Point neighborhood, right outside of bustling College Hill. It offers a tranquil oasis of waterfront paths that attract bikers, joggers, dog-walkers and anyone else who just wants to enjoy the outdoors and spectacular views of the harbor. The park is also a highlight in Rhode Island's history because this is where colonist Roger Williams helped develop the capitol.