Rhode Island Attractions January 18, 2017
Take This Road Trip Through Rhode Island’s Most Picturesque Small Towns For A Charming Experience
Those of us that have lived in Rhode Island long enough know that the state ends up feeling like one big small town in its entirety after a while. Maybe it’s the charming towns that make up the state, how small it is all together, or the fact that you almost can’t go anywhere without running into someone you know… Whatever the reason, one thing that is worth noting is that there are charming towns all over that make the state an amazing place to call home, or at least visit often. In case you’re hoping to tour through some of the best small towns in one shot, here is a quick Rhody Road Trip showcasing some of the most beautiful places.
This charmingly historic town is found in Washington County and dates back to the mid 1700s. It holds a population of just over 8,000 people and offers gorgeous natural attractions, camping spots, and more. From Wood River to Black Farm State Management Area, this small rural town offers many gorgeous places.
Foster is a northern town found in Providence County and offers gorgeous forested hiking trails and other stunning nature spots. The town is also home to the state's only two covered bridges that are beautiful pieces of history to drive by.
Found in Bristol County neighboring Barrington is the beautiful town of Warren. Known for offering some of the most breathtaking sites on the East Bay Bike Path, Warren also offers a small town center with historic buildings, and lovely shops.
4. Little Compton
Located in stunning Newport county is this charming town known as Little Compton. With a population of well under 4,000, few people expect there to be many fun things to do here, but they couldn't be more wrong. The town is filled with amazing natural and man-made attractions ranging from gorgeous beaches to fantastic vineyards, and more. Some major attractions include Sakonnet Vineyards, the commons, and Sakonnet Point.
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. Must see places include Fort Wetherill, Beavertail State Park, and the Jamestown Windmill.
Exeter is a small and rural town with huge offerings. It's home to Yawgoo Valley Ski Resort, parts of Arcadia Management Area, and so much more. It's found in Washington County along the Connecticut border.
The gorgeous coastal town of Charlestown is found in Washington County and offers some of the best scenic views in state. From Ninigret Refuge, Watchaug Pond, and of course Burlingame, the places to go are limitless. Definitely don't miss their annual seafood festival happening every August.
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