Rhode Island Nature May 14, 2017
by Jeana 7 Ways Rhode Island Stands Out From The Rest Of New England
Rhode Island is a quintessentially New England state in so many ways! It’s packed with gorgeous historic colonial style homes, offers tons of beautiful lighthouses, and buzzes with history! While all of this is true, the state also stands out from the rest of the region. It’s a unique place with one-of-a-kind local customs and character. Here are just a few ways Little Rhody really shines.
1. While the rest of New England is drinking boring lemonade, Rhode Islanders are enjoying the very best frozen lemonade around!
Del's and Mr. Lemon for the win.
2. Months before the Boston Tea Party, Rhode Islanders rebelled against a British warship in their own waters.
The event was called Gaspee Days and is still celebrated every year.
3. Though most of New England is adding milk to their coffee, the people of Rhode Island are adding coffee to their milk!
Coffee milk syrup is one of those things you just need to experience.
4. While there are plenty of gorgeous islands found across the coast of New England, few compare to Aquidneck Island.
The historic town of Newport is a perfect place to spend a day exploring.
5. Rhode Islanders have their very own style of clam chowder with clear broth.
The rest of the region typically orders New England Style white chowder, or Manhattan red.
6. Hot Wieners all the way are a staple food in Rhode Island, but pretty hard to find over the state line.
These are not to be confused with hot dogs!
7. Rhode Island has actually been standing out from nearby states since the 1700s when they were the last colony to ratify the U.S. constitution.
Little Rhody has always been a big rebel!
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