Bristol Is A Small Rhode Island Town That Looks Like A Hallmark Movie During The Fall
We don’t mean to brag (or maybe we do, a little) but the state of Rhode Island is ridiculously charming… and when those fall colors spread across the state, it’s downright enchanting. In fact, if you’ve ever been to a small town like Bristol in the middle of autumn, you might wonder if you’ve stumbled onto the set of a Hallmark movie. This quaint little town would be the perfect setting for one.
Bristol is located between the Narragansett and Mt. Hope Bays, about 15 miles north of Newport.
It's a deep water seaport named after Bristol, England that was once home to some of our earliest settlers.
Believe it or not, this is one of the most underrated towns in New England.
Plenty of people visit each year, but many of them are just passing by on the way to Newport or somewhere else more well-known. But Bristol can hold its own when it comes to attractions and charm.
This historic town really comes alive when summer fades to fall and the leaves start to turn.
The entire area is surrounded by, and often blanketed in, those vibrant autumn hues.
There are plenty of things to see and experience here, from Colt State Park to Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum and the abundance of local museums...
... but if all you do is grab a hot beverage and walk around town exploring the rich, vibrant hues, you'll still have a fantastic time.
You might even start to feel like the protagonist in a whimsical feel-good film.
This little town does have one big claim to fame that has nothing to do with fall: It has the oldest continuously celebrated Independence Day festivities in the United States.
The annual 4th of July celebrations go all the way back to 1785, and they haven't stopped since.
There's never a bad time to visit Bristol. But fall really is a wonderful time of year to go.
We could all use a few Hallmark movie moments right now.
What is your favorite small town in Rhode Island?
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