Rhode Island Attractions December 12, 2016
12 Slow-Paced Small Towns in Rhode Island Where Life Is Still Simple
Though Rhode Island often feels like one big small town all on its own, there are some places found in state that truly represent the classic small town feel. From few major attractions, and lots of natural beauty, these towns are wonderful reminders of how life was in simpler times. Find these places across the state the next time you need to slow down.
1. Little Compton
This charming small town includes an independently owned vineyard, farms, and small shops. As if that wasn't enough, the amazing views of the Sakonnet River is yet another great sight to take in on the edges of the town.
2. North Kingstown
Historic Wickford Village, located in the heart of North Kingstown, is the essence of charm and beauty. An array of lovely shops, restaurants, and museums overlooking the harbor create a quintessential New England experience.
Located on the northern tip of the state bordering Massachusetts, Burrillville is a wonderful town with attractions ranging from the town center, charming small restaurants, and great nature sites.
In between Foster and Burrillville, the town of Glocester includes several gorgeous nature sites and offers a classic small town vibe.
This beachfront community offers delicious restaurants and various outdoor attractions. Located in the South Shore of the state, Westerly is still able to maintain its small town Rhode Island charm.
Known mostly for its annual arts festival, Scituate is a wonderful rural town in Providence County.
From amazing hiking trails, eerie abandoned military forts, and seafood to die for, Jamestown is a small town with many charms. Surrounded by water and equipped with its very own state park with an active lighthouse, this is a small town with sites to see.
This historic Rhode Island town is built on a deepwater seaport and puts on a popular annual 4th of July celebration.
Found along the Connecticut border the town of Exeter offers some of the most well known nature attractions in the state. Some include Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, Beach Pond, and part of Arcadia Management Area.
This historic town of Hopkinton dates back to the mid 1700s and holds a population of just over 8,000 people.
Founded by Anne Hutchinson, Portsmouth is the second oldest municipality in Rhode Island and was established in 1638. It can be found on beautiful Aquidneck Island.
12. New Shoreham
As the only town on beautiful Block Island, New Shoreham holds many wonders. With a year-round population of just over 1,000 residents, a gorgeous coast, restaurants and more, it is no wonder this charming island town has become such a travel destination in the summer.
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