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Ecology and Conservation

RI Environmental Education Groups

The Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living
228-7930
www.Apeiron.org
The mission of Apeiron is to create ecologically healthy communities by bringing sustainable living practices from around the world to South-eastern New England. We support and facilitate projects, ideas and practices that promote environmentally friendly building, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and business practices and seek to integrate sustainability into all aspects of society. Apeiron is at the center of a statewide effort to have sustainability principles be at the heart of ALL growth and development in the state, making Rhode Island a national leader and model "Sustainable" state. Apeiron offers a variety of programs and events for people of all ages including school programs, fieldtrips, teacher trainings, and adult programs featuring a variety of workshops, speakers, and study circles. Apeiron also has a center in Coventry which is the premier educational facility in this state for energy conservation and environmental building technologies. The building uses 70% less energy than a traditional building its size, showcases dozens environmentally friendly building technologies and products, has an information resource center, and a 55-acre site with edible landscapes, miles of nature trails and plant ID signs, and a variety of wildlife. See website for event schedule.

Audubon Society of RI
949-5454
www.asri.org
The Audubon Society of Rhode Island has 15 wildlife refuges around the state that are open to the public for outdoor enjoyment. Each refuge is unique with diverse habitats and miles of trails for hiking and wildlife viewing. Each season Audubon offers a variety of programs for families of all ages – from guided nature walks to preschool story hours to live animal presentations – there is something for everyone. Audubon also brings science and nature to classrooms around the state. There are a variety of educational programs that support classroom lessons with hands-on learning. Be sure to check out the Audubon Environmental Education Center on Hope Street in Bristol.

The Nature Conservancy
331-7110
www.nature.org/rhodeisland
Dedicated to the preservation of rare & endangered plants, animals, and natural communities, usually through acquisition of land. Owns and manages several RI preserves.

New Dawn Earth Center
333-1341
www.newdawnearthcenter.org
75 Wrentham Rd., Cumberland.
New Dawn Earth Center invites families, children and adults to explore nature and celebrate earth. As a learning center, NDEC strives to instill a sense-of-awe andinterconnectedness with all life through its various programs on and off site. The educational and experiential programs are open to adults, children, and families. NDEC has a handicap-accessing center plus many acres of woodlands, meadows, ponds, and gardens. Check NDEC's website for current programs.

Roger Williams Park Zoo
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots
785-3510 ext. 352
Roots and Shoots is an exciting program founded by Dr. Jane Goodall in 1991. Its mission is to guide young people in taking action on issues that they feel are important. Care and concern for the human community, the environment and animals are the goals of the activities at each meeting. These activities will help young people develop self-respect, confidence, and a hope for the future. The Zoo offers a programs for 9-12 year olds and another for 13-17 year olds. Pre-registration is required. Details at rwpzoo.org/126/education-programs-teens.
FrogWatch USA
785-3510 ext. 358
rwpzoo.org/352/be-frogwatcher.
Be a frog watcher! Amphibian species are disappearing at an alarming rate across the globe due to a number of factors. You and your family can become citizen scientists and help to save frogs right here in Rhode island. Attend one two hour training to learn all you need to know to engage your family in this exciting opportunity.

Save The Bay
272-3540
www.savebay.org
100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence.
savebay@savebay.org
Save The Bay leads the effort to protect and restore Narragansett Bay. For 40 years, we have provided children and teachers with quality educational programming through experiential learning. We help people recognize and respect the fragile complexity of the Bay and understand its relationship in our lives. Save The Bay operates as a non-profit membership organization from three waterfront locations across Rhode Island: the award-winning green-designed Save The Bay Center in Providence, our aquarium and marine science Exploration Center in Newport and our South County Coast office in Westerly. Whether you're a child discovering the Bay for the first time, a life-long Rhode Islander or a weekend tourist with a few hours to spare, Save The Bay gives you the chance to experience Narragansett Bay as a living classroom.

Sierra Club
521-4734
www.sierraclubri.org
17 Gordon Ave., Suite 208, Providence.
Working in communities across America to protect the places we live and the places we love from pollution, overdevelopment and destructive environmental policies.

University of Rhode Island Environmental Education Center
397-3304, ext. 6043
www.altonjonescamp.org
W. Alton Jones Campus, 401 Victory Highway, W. Greenwich.
The natural environment is what Alton Jones is all about! Spend your summer or class field trip in a 2,300-acre wilderness preserve that doubles as an exciting world full of adventure. Alton Jones Camp has summer Day Camps, Overnight Earth Camp, and Teen Expeditions are for ages 5-17. Includes marine science, climbing, ecology, night camp, outdoor skills, rafting, farming, surfing, canoeing, and kayaking. School year 1-5 day residential field trips for primary or secondary classes. Weekend facility rentals.

CONSERVATION & HIKING
Visit www.asri.org for all Audobon Refuge trail maps.

Providence & North

Fort Wildlife Refuge (ASRI)
949-5454
Rt. 5, N. Smithfield.
235-acre refuge. 5-miles of quiet woodland trails lead through upland/wetland habitats. 3-large ponds, several brooks, & many vernal pools as well. Cross-country skiing. Programs year round.

Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge -Audubon Society of RI
949-5454
12 Sanderson Rd., (Rt. 5), Smithfield.
A 120-acre refuge harbors ASRI’s headquarters. Gift shop & bird feeding station. 4-miles of trails wind through a diverse mix of habitats from wetlands to white pine woods to mixed oak uplands. Also a pond & brook. Summer camp & environmental programs year-round. Programs for scout groups, birthday parties and other community organizations by reservation.

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
861-9046
wrwc.org
27 Sims Avenue, Providence.
Park location: Riverside Park at 50 Aleppo Street, Providence.
The Woonasquatucket River Greenway is Providence's only off-road bike path. We have the Red Shed Bike Shop where classes are held, and we have bike rides and paddle trips. Visit www.wrwc.org/events.php for a listing of our events, once the schedules have been posted.

East Bay

Audubon Environmental Education Center and McIntosh Wildlife Refuge
245-7500
www.asri.org
1401 Hope Street (Rt. 114), Bristol.
This 28-acre wildlife refuge features a wide variety of habitats. Hike the trails through the field and along the 1/4 mile boardwalk to Narragansett Bay. Explore the award winning Environmental Education Center exhibits. Environmental programs, lectures, and birthday parties offered year round.

Cliff Walk
3.5 mile walk overlooking Second Beach, the Atlantic ocean and the Bellevue Ave. Mansions in Newport. (Easiest section from Memorial to Ruggles Avenues.)

Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge Audubon Society RI
949-5454
www.asri.org
Seapowet Avenue, Tiverton.
A 50-acre parcel of woods and salt marsh and views of the Sakonnet River.

Narragansett Bay Natural Estuarine Research Reserve
Prudence Island, Portsmouth.
A conservancy with natural open space and trails.

Norman Bird Sanctuary
846-2577
www.normanbirdsanctuary.org
583 Third Beach Road, Middletown.
This 325-acre wildlife refuge and environmental education center offers over 7 miles of hiking trails through forest, field, pond, ridge, and beach/salt marsh habitats. Before heading out on the trails visitors are welcome to stop by the natural history museum which features interpretive exhibits for all ages and are encouraged to explore The Good Gardens, a collection of gardens featuring herbs, heirloom vegetables, plants, flowers, and an outdoor classroom space. Education programs include PreK-12 school fieldtrips and outreach visits, scout overnights, birthday parties, summer and holiday camps, family and public programs, and several large annual events.

Recreation Department
728-2400
Cumberland (Rt.114)
550 acres that includes a walking trail, playground & picnic area.

Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge
847-5511
www.fws.gov/sachuestpoint/index.html
Off Second Beach in Middletown.
228 acres consisting of fresh/salt water marshes, barrier beach, rocky shoreline, grasslands, & coastal shrublands. 5 miles of hiking trails.

Touisset Marsh Wildlife Refuge Audubon Society
949-5454
Touisset Road, Warren.
66 acres of salt marsh & bordering upland field habitat. Hiking trail from Fire Station to Kickemuit River.

Weetamoo Woods
624-2105
450 acres of hiking through ponds & forest areas in Tiverton. Picnic area.

West Bay & South

Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge (ASRI)
949-5454
Davisville Road, North Kingstown.
96-acre property of woods/wetlands on the Hunt River - canoe access.

Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge (ASRI)
295-8283
Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter.
1010-acre property contains fields, diverse forest habitats, pond, streams (waterfall), & historic cemetery. Wonderful scenery & hiking. Birthday parties are available.
(See Powder Mill Ledges.)

George B. Parker Woodland (ASRI)
295-8283
1670 Maple Valley Road, Coventry.
A 800-acre property consisting of majestic old forest, brooks, fields, and mysterious rock cairns. The caretaker's house was built in the 1700s. Over 8 miles of trails.

Kimball Wildlife Sanctuary (ASRI)
949-5454
www.asri.org
180 Sanctuary Road, Charlestown.
A 29-acre gem located on the southern shore of Watchaug Pond. The land abuts Burlingame State Park & the Kettle Pond section of Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge. Trails lead from the refuge to the state and federal land.

Long Pond Woods (ASRI)
949-5454
Long Bridge Road, Rockville.
A beautiful 218-acre parcel of stately hemlocks & rock outcrops bordering Long & Ell Ponds. Part of a large conservation area w/trails connecting to CT.

Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge
364-9124
Charlestown.
Freshwater ponds, shrublands, grasslands, barrier beach, salt marsh, & portion of the former Charlestown Naval Auxiliary Landing field. 4 miles of handicapped accessible trails.

Trustom Wildlife Refuge
Off Moonstone Beach Road, South Kingstown.
Large brachish pond, grasslands, freshwater ponds and streams, shrublands, a barrier beach, and wooded uplands. 4.4 miles of handicapped accessible trails. Observation deck.

URI’s Environmental Education Center
397-3304, ext. 6043
W. Alton Jones Campus, 401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich.
Guided walks & environmental programs.

Wilcox Park
Between High Street and Grove Avenue, Westerly.
18 acres of flowers, trees, shrubs, a pond, large open meadow, 2 hills, fountain, sculptors, and a mile long paved walkway. Garden for the Senses. Band concerts, art festivals, Garden Market Fair, etc.


And Nearby Massachusetts

Caratunk Wildlife Refuge Audubon Society
949-5454
301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA.
Offers 200 acres of diverse habitat for native plants & animals. Summer Camps & environmental programs held year-round for all ages. Programs for scouts, senior citizens & other community groups by reservation. Six miles of well marked trails. One of Audubon’s most popular hiking destinations.



Fun in the Sun!

Beach Information
State Beaches
www.riparks.com

State residents pay $10.00 Monday - Friday, $14.00 on weekends and holidays. Nonresidents pay $20.00 weekdays, $28.00 weekends and holidays. A season pass is $60.00 for residents and $120.00 for nonresidents. (Prices are per car.) Senior citizens pay half price. Life guards are on duty at State beaches daily, weather permitting, from June through Labor Day.

Want to be a lifeguard?
DEM-Division of Parks & Recreation
222-2632
www.riparks.com
You must be at least 16 years of age, hold valid cards in Lifeguard Training, First Aid and adult, child and infant CPR - (available through the Red Cross, YMCA, National Safety Council or the Heart Association) - and pass the Certification Test. Call for dates & times of test, & more info.




Camping
A complete list of campgrounds is available through the RI Dept. of Economic Development, Tourism Division at 401-278-9100

State Camping

Dept. of Parks & Recreation
222-2632
www.riparks.com
State Campgrounds can be reserved online at RESERVEAMERICA.COM or call 1-877-RICAMPS.

Burlingame State Campground
322-7337/7994
Rt. 1 in Charlestown.
755 trailer and tent sites on the shore of Watchaug Pond with boating, fishing, swimming. Hiking trails.

Charlestown Breachway
364-7000
In Charlestown’s Burlingame State Park, 75 sites for self-contained camping (no tents), restroom with showers, boat ramp, no dump facilities. No reservations.

Fishermen’s Memorial State Park
789-8374
1011 Pt. Judith Road, Narragansett.
182 sites for trailers and tents, playground, near beaches.

George Washington Mgmt. Area
568-6700
On Rt. 44 in Glocester.
45 primitive tent/trailer sites in wooded area overlooking Bowdish Reservoir. Swim/hike.

Legrand G. Reynolds Horsemen’s Camping Area
539-2356
Escoheag Hill Road, Exeter.
Open year round. 20 sites, horse show ring and riding trails. NOTE: Only persons with horses allowed.

Ninigret Conservation Area (East Beach)
322-8910
Off East Beach Road in Charlestown.
Self contained camping on the barrier beach, no tents.

Municipal Camping Areas

Fort Getty Recreation Area
423-7264
Jamestown.
125 sites for tents and trailers, water/elec., boat ramp, fishing dock.

Melville Ponds Campground
401-682-2424
Off Rt. 114 in Portsmouth.
133 sites, fishing, playground, safari field, beach access.

Middletown Campground
401-846-6273
Second Beach, Middletown.
44 trailer sites, immediate access to Second Beach.

Westwood YMCA
397-7779
www.goymca.com
Coventry. Trailer sites, cabin rentals, boat rentals.



Scouting

Narragansett Council - Boy Scouts of America
351-8700
www.NarragansettBSA.org
Call for information on Scouting programs and to learn how to join a pack or troop near you.
Cub Scouting
In Cub Scouting, boys and their families have fun and adventure in a program that builds character and instills values. Cub Scouting embraces the values of citizenship, compassion, cooperation, courage, faith, health and fitness, honesty, perseverance, positive attitude, resourcefulness, respect, and responsibility. For boys in grades 1 through 5.
Boy Scouting
Generations of young people have participated in and benefited from Scouting, and the experience of serving millions of participants over almost a century has enabled us to make Scouting one of the most exciting and rewarding programs available to your family. Our program of leadership development along with our outdoor program help instill values that will help your son make ethical decisions over his lifetime. For young men aged 10 to 17 years of age.
Exploring
Exploring is a worksite-based program and based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience. The result is a program of activities that help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Exploring is for young men and women 14 to 20 years of age.
Learning-for-Life
Learning for Life offers programs designed to support schools and community-based organizations in their efforts to prepare youth to successfully handle the complexities of contemporary society and to enhance their self-confidence, motivation, and self-esteem. The programs focus on character development and career education. Learning for Life programs help youth develop social and life skills, assist in character and career development, and help youth formulate positive personal values. It prepares youth to make ethical decisions that will help them achieve their full potential. For boy and girls in grade K through 12.

Girl Scouts of R.I., Inc.
331-4500
1-800-331-0149
www.GSRI.org
500 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick.
Come visit the Girl Leadership Center at our new headquarters in Warwick, RI and find out first-hand how today’s Girl Scout program builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
Participation is extended to any girl in grades k-12. Annual membership fees: $25.
Visit www.gsri.org to find out about the flexible Pathways to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.



lighthouses

Beavertail Lighthouse
Beavertail Road, Jamestown.
On the east side of the Newport Bridge on Rt.138, take East Shore Rd. through Jamestown then follow signs to Beavertail State Park. The Lighthouse was built in 1749.

Block Island North Light
Not active. It was built in 1867. The lighthouse is now restored into a maritime museum & open to the public during the summer. Hiking trails surround
the lighthouse.

Block Island Southeast Light
Call 1-800-383-BIRI for information about Block Island Lighthouses.
www.blockislandchamber.com
The Southeast Light was built in 1875. It boasts a stunning 67” octagonal tower and a red brick Victorian style keeper’s house. Nature programs are offered at nearby Mohegan Bluffs.

Castle Hill Lighthouse
It is located near the Coast Guard Station on Castle Hill Rd. in Newport. It was built in 1890.

Dutch Island Light
Narragansett Bay light station.
This light is inactive and was built in 1826.

Old Lime Rock Lighthouse
Newport Harbor.

Plum Beach Light
In Jamestown, this spark plug style lighthouse is inactive & was built in 1897. It can be seen from the Jamestown Bridge.

Point Judith Lighthouse
789-0444
Narragansett.
The original lighthouse was built in 1806. The current building was erected in 1816. Visitors are welcome to tour the grounds however the lighthouse and Coast Guard Station are restricted. US 1 drive south on Rt.108 to the Coast Guard Station at Pt. Judith.
Open daily sunrise to sunset.

Rose Island Lighthouse
847-4242
Newport.
Visitors re-enter a bygone way of life in the keeper's quarters circa 1912; touring the station from windmill to cellar cistern, ending at the 1798 barracks of Ft. Hamilton. Overnight visitors actually participate in the adventure of lighthouse keeping (!). Fishing, swimming, and beach combing are available on Rose Island. Call for hours, reservations, & information on school tours or overnights. Landing fee $5 for all. Not recommended for children under 5.
www.roseislandlighthouse.org

Sakonnet Point Lighthouse
7 Sakonnet Point, Little Compton.
Visible from 9-8.

Watch Hill Lighthouse
Lighthouse Rd., Westerly.
The lighthouse was built in 1807. The museum and US Coast Guard Station are open Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3pm. Grounds are open daily from 8-8.

Whale Rock Lighthouse
In Narragansett, this lighthouse was built in 1882 but was destroyed in 1938. The base (very visible at low tide) remains as a monument to the lighthouse keeper who perished there in the ‘38 hurricane.



Parks and Playgrounds
Parks | Playgrounds

RIDEM
222-2632
www.riparks.com
Provides information on all of the parks, playgrounds and beaches in Rhode Island, including pavilion rental fees and info.

The Great Outdoors Pursuit
An event that brings Rhode Island families outdoors to attend special events at all state parks.
For more info contact:
Rhode Island Division of Parks and Recreation
2321 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919
www.riparks.com
New! RI State Parks App! Visit online to download.

Rhode Island Families in Nature
569-8758
www.rifamiliesinnature.org
Free group created by and for families who want to spend more time outdoors, explore Rhode Island’s natural places, and reconnect with nature. Monthly group hikes, e-newsletters, and resources.

Children and Nature Network
www.childrenandnature.org
A vast amount of resources that connect children with the outdoors.

Parks

Providence & North

Blackstone River State Park
Lower River Road, Quinnville.
Open daily, dawn to dusk. A park on the banks of the Blackstone River, with canoeing, boating, a fishing area, walking trails and historic walking tours. A portion of the river was used to create a canal, completed in 1828.

Casimir Pulaski Memorial State Park - Glocester Rec.
568-2085
RT 44, Glocester.
Swimming, picnicking, cross country skiing, hiking, camping.

Diamond Hill Park
728-2400
www.Cumberlandri.org
Route 114, Cumberland.
Wooded park with fields for sports and games, picnic areas, & hiking trails.

Lincoln Woods State Park
723-7892
Route 123, Lincoln.
Open daily, dawn to dusk. 627 acres, featuring a beach w/facilities, ball fields, naturalist observation area, and 10 miles of trails for hiking/horseback riding.

River Island Park
762-6400
Bernon Street, Woonsocket.
Open daily dawn to dusk. Only blocks from the center of Woonsocket, yet it sports quiet walking trails, a scenic overlook and canoe launches.

Roger Williams Park
785-9450
www.rogerwilliamspark.com
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence.
Open daily, year-round, 7am-9pm. This 430 acre park contains a zoo, landscaped grounds, gardens, paddleboats, a carousel, historic buildings.

Valley Falls Heritage Park
728-2400
www.cumberlandri.com
Route 114, Cumberland.
Historic, education site with scenic views along the Blackstone River.

Waterplace Park and Riverwalk
785-9450
Memorial Boulevard, Providence.
This park sits on four acres and features cultivated trails with venetian-style footbridges. Water excursions.

East Bay

Beavertail State Park
In season: 423-9941/884-2010
www.riparks.com/beaverta1.htm
Beavertail Road, Jamestown.
153 acres located in Jamestown has some of the most beautiful vistas along the New England coastline. Beavertail’s most popular activity is sightseeing, from the comfort of a vehicle, in one of the four overlooks or on foot, from the rocky coastline. Beavertail also provides some of the best saltwater fishing in the area, along with hiking trails, and a naturalist program that attracts thousands of people each year.

Brenton Point State Park
847-2400
Ocean Drive, Newport.
88 acres, picnic areas, fishing, 2 miles from Fort Adams State Park.

Colt State Park
253-7482
Route 114, Bristol.
Open year-round. A 464-acre state park on the shore of Narragansett Bay, with four miles of hiking and biking trails, gardens, 10 playing fields and 6 picnic groves. Fishing, concerts and naturalist programs in season.

Fort Adams State Park
847-2400
Ocean Drive, Newport.
Open year-round, dawn to dusk. An active military fort from 1799 to 1945, Fort Adams sits on over 21 acres. The original defenses still present include height walls, powder magazines, 3 tiers of guns and cannons, and listening tunnels. The park also includes a picnic area, beach, boat launches/fishing piers.

Fort Barton Park
625-6780
Highland Road, Tiverton.
Historic site also has observation tower and 3 miles of nature trail walks, including a wild plant trail.

Fort Getty
423-7264
Fort Getty Road, Jamestown (on the west side of Conanicut Island).
32 acres, camping, boating, fishing, picnic tables, pavilion, fields, rocky beach, sand volleyball, playground.

Fort Wetherill State Park
884-2010
Fort Wetherill Road, Jamestown.
The park offers spectacular views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay from its location on 100-foot granite cliffs. Salt water fishing, scuba diving, & picnicking available.

Haines Memorial State Park
253-7482
Route 103, East Providence.
Home to baseball fields, a large picnic area, and a boat ramp. The East Bay Bike Path runs through the park for those looking for a longer bike ride.

West Bay & South County

Arcadia Management Area
539-2356
www.dem.ri.gov
Main access is off Rt. 165.
Management Area covers W. Greenwich, Hopkinton, & Richmond, approximately 1400 acres, fishing, horseback riding, swimming at beach pond, picnic tables at Browning Mill Pond.

Burlingame State Park
322-8910
Route 1, Charlestown.
A 2100 acre state park set in woods, swamps and rocky ridges. Fishing, swimming, camping, concerts, snowmobile and hiking trails.

Buttonwoods Park
Asylum Road, Warwick City Park.
126 acres, beach, biking & nature trails, shelters, outdoor in-line skating rink, softball field.

Fishermen’s Memorial State Park
789-8374
RT 108/1011 Pt. Judith Road, Narragansett.
Playground, tennis, basketball, 1 mile from Block Island Ferry and State beaches.

Goddard Memorial State Park Office (year round)
884-2010
Ives Road, Warwick.
Beach, horse & walking trails, forest areas, a 9-hole golf course, picnic/grilling areas, & performing arts venue.

Meshanticut Park
Off Cranston Street, near RT 5, Cranston.
32 acres, fishing.

Ninigret Park
364-1222
www.charlestownri.org
Route 1A, Charlestown.
Open daily, dawn til dusk. 172 acres featuring bike paths, tennis and basketball courts, ball fields, disc golf, picnic areas, swimming pond and the Frosty Drew Memorial Nature Center w/trails.

Old Mountain Field
789-9301
782-3938
www.southkingstownri.com
Kingstown Road, South Kingstown.
Over 60 acres with baseball/softball fields, basketball courts, nature trails, picnic area, playground, restrooms, tennis courts, in-line skating, skate park.

Tuckertown Park
789-9301
www.southkingstownri.com
Tuckertown Road, South Kingstown.
This handicapped accessible park (65 acres) has it all -- baseball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, nature trails, picnic area, playground, restrooms, tennis courts.

White Mill Park
568-9470
Route 100, Pascoag.
Open year round. The mill was finished in 1834. The original structure burned to the ground, and rebuilt in 1895. Fine example of the 19th century water-powered mills which formed the backbone of the New England economy over a century ago.

Wilcox Park
596-2877 x 334
71 1/2 High Street, Westerly.
Open year round, dawn - 11 p.m. The park features dozens of specimen trees, shrubs and flower beds, along with a pond, fountain and monuments. Botanical arrangements include a dwarf conifer collection, daylilies and perennials. Breathtaking in May - July and the perfect spot for a stroll.

And Nearby ...

Covel Estates Park
Off Milford Road in Swansea, MA.
Tennis courts, ball fields, and playground.

Playgrounds
Playgrounds
Providence & North

Branch River Park & Playground
Glendale.
Playground for all ages, soft-ball fields, 2 tennis courts, 2 basketball courts, soccer fields, practice fields.

Cabral Memorial Park
Wickendon Street, Providence.
Handicapped accessible - picnic tables, basketball courts, baseball fields, playground, water play fountains.

Columbia Park
Vermont Avenue, Providence.
Handicapped accessible - picnic tables, basketball, walking track, playground.

Deerfield Park
100 Lisa Ann Circle, Greenville.
Basketball courts, grills, walking paths, football fields, tennis courts.

Fargnoli Park Playground
Smith Street, Providence.
Two great playgrounds, one for older kids, and one for the little guys. Plus basketball courts, a baseball field, T-ball field and picnic area (concessions).

Glocester Memorial Park
Adelaide Road, Chepachet.
Handicapped accessible - New playground, basketball courts, baseball fields, tennis courts.

Heritage Park
Chestnut Oak Road, Chepachet.
Cross country skiing, miles of walking paths.

India Point Park
India Ct., Providence.
Handicapped accessible - waterfront park, picnic tables, in-line skating, sledding, bike paths, community boating.

Johnston Memorial Park and Playground
Hartford Avenue, Johnston.
The fence surrounding this playground makes it easier to keep track of the little guys. Walking track circling a lake.

Roger Williams Park
Elmwood Avenue, Providence.
Handicapped accessible - picnic tables, in-line skating, cross-country skiing, sledding, baseball fields, hiking, tennis courts, zoo, pony rides, “flying horses” carousel, mini-golf, kiddy go-boats, the Dalrymple Boathouse where you can rent paddle boats and mini speed boats, outdoor concerts, and festivals throughout the summer.

Spring Lake Beach Recreational Facility
568-9470
46 Pinecrest Lane, Glendale.
Fresh water swimming, volleyball, picnic tables, boat rentals, concession stands.

Slater Memorial Park
728-0500, x251/252
Pawtucket. Full recreational facilities.

World War II Memorial State Park
766-7321
40 Veteran’s Way, Woonsocket.
Playground, swimming, rec. activities.

East Bay

Bristol Playground - Town Commons
Corner of State & Wood Streets, Bristol. Large wood playground, basketball, tennis.

Bristol Town Beach
Colt State Park, off Rt. 114, Bristol.
Beach, playground, facilities, baseball, softball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts. Also, check out the cool skate park!

Burr’s Hill Park
South Water Street, Warren. (next to Bay Queen).
Playground equipment, tennis, basketball, baseball, town beach.

Eldred John Recreation Area
East Shore Road, Jamestown.
Picnic tables, crosscountry skiing, hiking paths, soccer field.

Hugh Cole Playground
Warren Rec. Dept. 245-4569
Asylum Rd. (off Child Street /Route 103), Warren.
Large playground, ball fields, basketball, picnic tables and cookout area, nature trail, pavilion available with permission .

Jamestown Community Playground
26 North Main Street, Jamestown.
Handicapped accessible - playground (made entirely from recycled materials!) for preK and up with special features such as Clatter bridge, SS Jamestown boat, and Sea Monster, picnic tables.

Tiverton Town Rec. Area
Main Road, South Tiverton.
Handicapped accessible - Sandy playground for all ages, tennis, baseball fields, soccer fields.

West Bay & South County

Abbie Perry Park
789-9301
Sandturn Road, South Kingstown.
Playground, basketball.

Brousseau Park
789-9301
Succotash Road, South Kingstown.
Playground, baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis.

Central Coventry Park
Provident Place, Coventry.
Picnic tables, outdoor grills, basketball courts, baseball fields, hiking paths,tennis courts, softball fields, rec. center.

Coventry Greenway & Crosstown Bike Path
Handicapped accessible - picnic tables, in-line skating, cross country skiing, hiking paths, horseback riding, bike paths.

Frenchtown Park and Recreation Facility
1127 Frenchtown Road, East Greenwich.
Tot size playground, small fishing pond, hiking paths, nature park, tennis courts, basketball courts.

Foster Memorial Park
Station Street, Coventry.
Handicapped accessible - picnic, hiking paths, baseball fields, playground, volleyball, soccer, concession, restrooms.

Hanaford School
LeBaron Drive, East Greenwich.
Handicapped accessible - large playground with Kids Kastle.

Herbert F. Payne Memorial Park
1277 Main Street, Coventry.
Handicapped accessible. Picnic tables, basketball courts, baseball fields, in-line skating, tennis courts, softball fields, playground, recreation center, concessions.

Hunter’s Crossing Recreation Area
Hunter’s Crossing Drive, Coventry.
Picnic tables, grills, basketball courts, baseball fields, tennis.

Merrill S. Whipple Conservation/Park Area
Rt.117, Coventry.
Cross-country skiing, hiking paths, canoe launch.

Ryan Park
Oakhill Road, North Kingstown.
Picnic tables, basketball courts, baseball fields, cross-country skiing, hiking paths, bike paths, horseback riding.

South Kingstown Town Beach
789-9301
Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown.
Picnic area, playground, restrooms, swimming, volleyball, walking paths, handicap accessible.

W. Kingstown Park
789-9301, 782-1170
Rt. 138, West Kingstown.
12 acres with basketball, picnic area, playground, restrooms, softball, tennis, volleyball, walking paths.

Wilson Park
West Main Street, North Kingstown (on way to Wickford Village).
Handicapped accessible - picnic grounds, outdoor grills, basketball courts, baseball fields, hiking paths, tennis courts, soccer fields, sandy playground, and tot lot for toddlers.



Aquariums, Zoos & Farms
Aquariums | Zoos | Farms | Seasonal Stuff | Hayrides & more | Corn Mazes


Aquariums

Biomes Marine Biology Center
885-4690
www.biomescenter.com
6640 Post Road, North Kingstown.
Rhode Island's largest aquarium and education center. Public hours: Sundays 10-5, and from July 1 - Sept., S-F 12-5. Field trips and birthday parties scheduled by appt.

Mystic Aquarium
860-572-5955
www.mysticaquarium.org
Exit 90 off I-95, Mystic, CT.
Open daily except Christmas and Thanksgiving Days.

Save The Bay Exploration Center
324-6020
175 Memorial Boulevard, Easton’s Beach, Newport. savebay.org/aquarium
Some of the Bay’s best marine educators make learning feel like a day at the beach. The Save The Bay Exploration Center is an interactive, marine-science learning center and aquarium that offers hands-on lessons and activities for families and children interested in learning more about the Bay. We offer 14 tanks and exhibits and over 140 species of animals that call Narragansett Bay home. Open to the public 10-4 daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day and on weekends year-round. Contact us for school and group
programming options.


Zoos


Buttonwood Park Zoo
508-991-6178
www.bpzoo.org
425 Hawthorn Street, New Bedford, MA.
Open year-round, only 3- minutes from I-195. Non-members: Adults $6, Teens/Seniors $4.50, children $3, and under 3 free. (Ad next page.)

Capron Park Zoo
774-203-1840
www.capronparkzoo.com
201 County Street, Attleboro, MA.
See animals from North America, Africa and Asia, as well as a tropical rain forest exhibit and more. Open daily summer 10-5. Winter: 10-4.

Roger Williams Park Zoo
785-3510
www.rwpzoo.org
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence.
Dubbed “the finest zoo in New England” by the Boston Globe. Explore this beautifully landscaped 40-acre zoo – one of the nation’s oldest – and encounter African elephants, Masai giraffes, zebras, red pandas, snow leopards, moon bears, gibbons, giant ant eaters, river otters and more in naturalistic settings. Open year-round 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last admission at 3:30 p.m.). Adults $14.95, seniors $12.95, children ages 3 – 12 $9.95, children under three are free. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Christmas Eve. Closes at 2 p.m. the last Saturday of June in preparation for the highly popular Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts fundraiser. In 2012, the nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular runs evenings from October 4 – November 3.
NEW in 2012:
Animal Feedings offer an unforgettable up close experience! Giraffe feedings will begin on April 1 at 2 pm, and a bit later in the spring alternating seal and penguin feedings will be added at 11 am. Capacity for the feedings is limited and tickets ($20 per person) will be available on a first come, first served basis at Zoo admissions. Feedings will take place daily through Labor Day, and then weekends through October.
Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard featuring the CVS All Kids Can Treehouse opens in summer 2012. You and your family will enjoy the ultimate backyard play experience, one that is unique in New England.
Family Nights at the Zoo! Spend your day at the beach, and still have time to visit the Zoo during the cooler hours of the day. On the four Saturdays in August - the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th - Zoo admission will remain open until 8 pm, so you can experience everything you can enjoy during the daytime during the sunset hours. The Zoo will close at 9 pm. What a magical memory to create for your family!
(See ad next page.)

Southwick’s Zoo
800-258-9182, 508-883-9182
www.southwickszoo.com
Southwick’s Zoo is home to hundreds of animals, like chimpanzees, lions, giraffes, mandrill monkeys and many endangered species including white rhinos. Popular venues at the zoo include: The Earth Discovery Center, elephant facts and fiction, animal rides, Bird Talk, kiddie rides, petting zoo, Woodland Express, Skyfari Sky ride, deer forest, picnic grounds, a play park, food venues, and the Purple Peacock Gift Shop. Along with the entertainment you will find stunning, large, naturalistic habitats for the Zoo’s animals. Try our combo pack ticket which includes unlimited rides. Southwick’s Zoo is open each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., mid April – mid October and is located at 2 Southwick Street, off of Route 16 in Mendon, MA.


Farms

Casey Farm
295-1030
2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown.
Originally the center of an active plantation, the 1750 homestead is now partially open to the public. The property is operated as an organic community supported farm. Call for details about community farming, special events, workshops, or camps.

Clark Farms
783-8844
2984 Commodore Perry Hwy, Wakefield.
Family entertainment from July - October 31.

Confreda Greenhouses & Farms
827-5000
2150 Scituate Avenue, Cranston.
Farmer’s market and greenhouses open daily. Bakery, gift shop and ice cream too. Weekday farm tours in the fall for groups of 15 or more.

Coggeshall Farm Museum
253-9062
www.coggeshallfarm.org
P.O. Box 562, Bristol, RT. 114 to Poppasquash Rd.
Prepare to get your hands dirty exploring the lives of ordinary tenant farmers living on the edge in 1799. Meet rare-breed livestock, tend heirloom vegetables, and explore 48 acres of fields, woods, and salt marsh. Time doesn't stand still around here. Visit, and neither will you.

Dame Farm & Orchard
949-3657
www.damefarmandorchards.com
Brown Avenue, Johnston.
A mult-generational family farm business offering fruits and vegetables grown on our farm. June thru Nov. With tours and horse drawn wagon rides available by apt. or on weekends Aug thru Nov for walk-ins. Open year round, dawn-dusk. Also, pick your own strawberries, apples and pumpkins in season.

Newport Butterfly Farm
849-9519
www butterflyzoo.com (click on Newport Butterfly Farm)
Tiverton.
Open only June, July & Aug. Closed rainy days. Walk among tropical butterflies in their
natural environment.

Prescott Farm
849-7300
www.newportrestoration.org
2009 West Main Road, Middletown.
An important Revolutionary landmark, which includes General Prescott’s guard house, an 1812 windmill which still grinds meal and an 18th century country store which contains a collection of farm implements of the period. Lots of friendly ducks and geese, too. Guided Tours. Walking trails opening this summer. Grounds free.

Watson Farm
423-0005
Historic New England’s Watson Farm is located at 455 North Rd. in Jamestown.
265 acres, 100 head of cattle, 80 sheep, work horses, chickens, ducks and more. Also vegetable & flower gardens. The land was first farmed by the Narragansett People. Today it is a working family farm where visitors take self guided tours along trails overlooking Narragansett Bay, through pastures, hayfields, & woodlands to the shoreline. Special events. Open June 1 - Oct. 15, Tu, Thurs & Sun., 1-5.

Woodvale Farm Day Camp
397-3304, x 6043
W. Alton Jones Campus, 401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich.
An old-fashioned farm experience for ages 5-8 set on a 19th century farm with rocky pastures, lush gardens, and a country barn. Campers care for sheep, chickens, pigs, rabbits, cows, and goats, plant seeds, collect eggs, harvest fresh vegetables, make ice-cream, and swim. Late June-Mid-August.


Seasonal Stuff

Pick Your Own ...Apples, Berries , Pumpkins and more ...

RI  DEM’s Division of Agriculture
222-2781
They’re a good resource for the best pickin’ spots in the state.

Farm Fresh RI
www.farmfreshri.org
Directory of farmers’ markets and other sources of locally grown food in the state.

RI Fruit Growers Assoc.
www.rifruitgrowers.org
Directory of locally grown produce.

4-Town Farms
508-336-5587
90 George Street, Seekonk, MA.
Pick your own strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peas & flowers. Tractor rides to pumpkin patch in October. School groups.

Appleland Orchard
949-3690
135 Smith Avenue, Route 116, Greenville.
Open late August thru mid-May. Apples, Christmas Trees, holiday decorations.

Barden Orchards
934-1413
56 Elmdale Road, North Scituate.
Pick your own apples, peaches, berries & pumpkins.

Chase Farm
508-379-9826
245 Bushee Road, Swansea, MA.
Strawberries.

Confreda Farms
823-1150
2150 Scituate Avenue, Cranston.
Farmer’s market and greenhouses open daily from April - December. Weekends in the fall hay rides & pumpkin pickin’ and corn maze.

Delvecchio’s Farm
884-9598
302 Potter Road, North Kingstown.
Blueberries. Pick your own - July through September.

The Farmer’s Daughter
792-1340
www.thefarmersdaughterri.com
716 Mooresfield Road, Wakefield.
Full nursery and garden center. Raspberries, pumpkins.

Harmony Farms
934-0741
harmonyfarmsri.com
359 Saw Mill Road, Harmony.
Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and apples and peaches. Hayrides, birthday parties, school tours.

Hill Orchards
949-2940
Rt. 5, Smithfield.
Apples and apples. Hayrides.

Jaswell’s Farm
231-9043
50 Swan Road, Smithfield.
Apple and berry (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) picking.

Macomber’s Blueberry Farm
397-5079
macombersblueberryfarm.shutterfly.com
141 Rice City Road, Coventry.
July - August. See website for hours. Blueberries.

Narrow Lane Orchards
294-3584
213 Narrow Lane, North Kingstown.
Apple & peach pickin. Field trips by appointment.

Pachet Brook Tree Farm
624-4872
www.pachetbrook.com
4484 Main Road, Route 77, South Tiverton.
Hayrides, (Don’t miss the Halloween Hayride!), pumpkin picking, walking trails and Christmas trees. Available for birthday parties and school tours and demonstrations (grades K-6).

Phantom Farm
333-2240
www.phantomfarms.com
2920 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland.
Apple picking, country bake and gift shop, year round.

Quonset View Farm
683-1254
895 Middle Road, Portsmouth.
Strawberry & pumpkin pickin’.

Salisbury Farm
942-9741
Corner Plainfield Pike & Peck Hill Road, Johnston.
Strawberries, raspberries, and veggies, and pumpkins and giant corn maze in the fall.

Schartner Farms
294-2044
www.schartnerfarms.com
One Arnold Place, Exeter.
Strawberry, blueberry and Pumpkin picking, Christmas trees, schools.

Smith’s Berry Farm
295-7669
320 Shermantown Road, North Kingstown.
Blueberries.

Sweet Berry Farm
847-3912
www.sweetberryfarmri.com
915 Mitchells Lane, Middletown.
Pick your own strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins and Christmas Trees.

Tikkanen Berry Farm
397-3077
47 Kennedy Road, Foster.
Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries.


Hay Rides (& lots more!)


Chepachet Farms
568-9996
226 Tourtellot Hill Road, Chepachet.
Sleigh rides, horse drawn wedding carriages, horse drawn trolley, horse drawn hay rides to pumpkin patch, petting corral, campfire picnic facilities inside & out, & birthday parties.

Horsepower
568-8294
1435 Snake Hill Road, Glocester.
Carriage, hay & sleigh rides.

Pachet Brook Tree Farm
624-4872
www.pachetbrook.com
4484 Main Road, Route 77, South Tiverton.
Hayrides for all occasions, (Don’t miss the Halloween Hayride!), pumpkin picking, evening campfire hayrides, birthday parties, Christmas trees. School tours.

Pezza Farm
943-2707
www.pezzafarm.com
2279 Plainfield Pike, Johnston.
Seasonal hay rides, feed & pet animals - goats, pigs, cows, chicken, sheep, horses. Special events. Birthday parties. Open Feb-Dec, 9-5.

Side Hill Farm
377-2426
60 Clarks Falls Road, Hopkinton.
Hayrides, horse & carriage rides, sleigh rides, & stagecoach rides! Will even come to you!

Whispering Winds Farm
639-8112
http://www.whisperingwindsfarmri.com/index.html
1465 Putnam Pike, Chepachet.
Horse-drawn hay wagon rides for your special event. We come to you - the perfect addition to your fall or winter event! Horse-drawn wedding carriage service also available.


Corn Mazes


Clark Farms
783-8844
2984 Commodore Perry Hwy, Wakefield.
Family entertainment from July-October 31.


Confreda Greenhouses & Farms

827-5000
2150 Scituate Avenue, Hope.
“Haunted” corn maze and hayride (evenings late Sept-Oct). “Scare-Free” weekend days.

Escobar’s Farm
683-1444
www.escobarshighlandfarm.com
Middle Road, Portsmouth.
8 acres of maze and maize. Corn cops to help if you get lost. $7 adults, $5 children. Pumpkin patch and hayrides and special events.

Frerichs Farm
245-8245
www.frerichsfarm.com
43 Kinnicutt Avenue, Warren.
They’ve got corn mazes, hay mazes, pumpkin coach rides, Charlie Brown’s Pumpkin Patch, and their annual fall pumpkin drop (from a crane, that is!). Baby animals April through Christmas. All free!

Salisbury Farm
942-9741
Plainfield Pike & Peck Road, Johnston.
This corn maze covers 4 acres!




Horseback Riding

Providence & North

Brieswood Farm Riding Academy
333-3336
Abbott Run Valley Road, Cumberland.
Riding instruction by appointment, indoor/outdoor facility, parties.

Gold Dust Cutting Horse Farm
568-8933
97 Reservoir Road, Chepachet.
Lessons.

Phoenix Rising Horse Farm
766-5500
www.phoenixrisinghorsefarm.com
260 Pound Hill Road, North Smithfield.

Pine Ledge Stable
949-5822
Greenville.
Lessons, boarding, pony rides and parties.

Sunset Stables
722-3033
1 Twin River Road, Lincoln.
Trail ride ($30/hr, 8 years and older), open year-round, daily 9-4, lessons & pony rides.

Whispering Winds Farm
639-8112
http://www.whisperingwindsfarmri.com/index.html
1465 Putnam Pike, Chepachet.
Lessons and training in dressage, eventing, h/j, and combined driving. Boarding: full care, indoor/outdoor arenas, grass turnout, wash stall. Trailering and show coaching also available.

East Bay

Glen Farm
847-7090
715 East Main Road, Portsmouth.
www.NewportInternationalPolo.com
Polo matches.

Newport Equestrian Academy
848-5440
www.NewportEquestrian.com
287 Third Beach Road, Middletown.
Indoor arena, trails, lessons for beinners through advanced, beach trail rides, camps. Horse sales.

Ponies to Go
683-9437
97 Locust Avenue, Portsmouth.
Lessons and Pony Rides by appt. at our beautiful farm. Summer Camp July/Aug. We specialize in beginner riders however, we also have intermediate/advanced horses for students looking to advance their riding skills. Our instructors are knowledgeable and enthusiastic!

Sandy Point Stables
849-3958
30 Sandy Point Farm Road Portsmouth.
Indoor/outdoor arena, summer camp, and lessons.





HALLOWEEN FUN!
Note: Some of the Halloween attractions listed here too scary for young children.

Asylum of Horror
508-324-7709
www.asylumofhorror.com
Corner of Pocasset and Davol Streets in Fall River, MA.
Handicapped accessible. Ages 10+.

Factory of Terror
www.factoryofterror.com
Pearl Street, Fall River, MA.
Ages 10+.

Field of Screams
884-7369
www.HauntedHayride.net
179 Plain Meeting House Road, West Greenwich.
Join the haunted hayride throughout October and travel through the Field of Screams, encountering over 15 grisly and elaborate scenes brought to life (or death, as the case may be) by professional actors eager to taunt visitors with state-of-the art scares. Also, visit the Dungeon of Doom, the areas largest outdoor haunted maze.
Open every Thursday - Sunday night in October. Tickets go on sale at 6:30. Gates close at 9 on Thursday and Sunday, 10pm on Fri/Sat. Visit website for admission discounts!

Fortress of Nightmares
841-0707
www.fortadams.org
On the nights of October 12 & 13, 19 & 20, & Oct. 26-28 , starting at 6pm, historic Fort Adams will unleash the restless spirits of its past on special haunted tours. See spooky areas of the Fort not usually seen on regular tours, and hear the eerie, bizarre and macabre tales of the Fort’s long history and legend.
May-September: “Ghost Hunt” - 1st Friday of month.

Ghost Tours of Newport
841-8600
www.ghostsofnewport.com
Our guides take you on a lantern-led stroll down Newport's shadowy lanes. You will discover first hand the ghosts, ghouls and legends of our haunted city by the sea.

Haunted Labyrinth
943-8686
www.hauntedlabyrinth.com
804 Dyer Avenue, Cranston.
Mazes and chambers, with horrors around every corner! Call for hours/prices.

Highland Farm’s Trails to Terror
792-8188
www.trailstoterror.com
4235 Tower Hill Road, Wakefield.
The woods of Highland Farm are haunted! This is a family oriented event, with the scary rides starting after 8pm. Under 16 not admitted without parent.

Pachet Brook Farm Halloween Hayrides
624-4872
www.pachetbrook.com
4484 Main Road, Rt. 77, South Tiverton.
These Halloween hayrides are appropriate for young children and families, preschools, schools, and seniors. Enjoy a hayride through acres of woods filled with characters and decorations. The ride ends at a “pumpkin patch” where everyone gets a pumpkin. Fun, not scary! Evening campfire hayrides too!

Roger Williams Park Zoo
785-3510
www.rogerwilliamsparkzoo.org
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence.

Spooky Zoo
Oct 27 - Oct 28
Join us for a wildly fun time this Halloween and enjoy frightfully fun activities, including trick-or-treat stations; pumpkin treats for the animals; creepy, crawly animal encounters; pumpkin carving demonstrations; games tent; roaming costumed characters; live music and more. Spooky Zoo activities are free with Zoo admission, and kids 12 and under who come in costume get in for half-price. Activities run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
Oct 04 - Nov 03
The acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular presented by Citizens Bank will return to Roger Williams Park Zoo this fall, featuring a breathtaking display of thousands of illuminated jack-o-lanterns – with hundreds of those carved into veritable works of art.
This year’s Spectacular, titled “All the World’s a Stage,” features scenes from iconic and popular movies, Broadway hits and television series. Another section pays homage to man’s best friend with an array of carved pumpkins conveying the amazing variety of dog species. In addition, the night wouldn’t be complete without the annual Halloween scene and the kids section filled with childhood favorites.



On the Bay
Whale watching | Swimming | Excursions | Canoe & Kayak | Ferries | Surf & Dive
Parasailing | Sailing Instruction


Whale Watching


Frances Fleet
783-4988
www.francesfleet.com
Port of Galilee in Narragansett.
Whale watching, deep sea fishing.



Swimming


Providence Rec. Dept. maintains six public pools. Call 421-7740, x440 for hours and information. All of the pools listed also have easily accessible playgrounds and all have water parks (except Zuccolo).

Almagno Pool: 675 Plainfield Street
Selim-Rodgers Pool: 1 Danforth Street
Joslin Pool: 17 Hyatt Street
McGrand Pool: 404 Dexter Street
Davey Lopes Pool and Recreation Complex: 248 Dudley Street
Zuccolo Pool: 11 Gesler Street

Also, check out the YMCA’s, The Alliance JCC, and Boys & Girls Clubs for swimming lessons and swim teams.


Water Excursions & Tours

Providence & North

Blackstone Valley Explorer
724-2200
www.TourBlackstone.com
40 passenger riverboat tours the Blackstone River.
Guided tours, educational & group tour packages. Operates Sundays, June to Fall. Charters & senior groups welcome. Call for special family events.

La Gondola
421-8877
www.gondolari.com
Enjoy a gondola excursion along the Woonasquatucket and Providence Rivers and view the revitalization of the City, river walks and waterfront parks. 3 goldolas; up to 6 passengers each. Family packages available.

East Bay

Flyer Sailing Tours
848-2100
www.FlyerCatamaran.com
Next to Inn on Long Wharf in Newport.
57 foot catamaran, Seasonal (June-Oct.), Scenic tours.

Newport Majestic Cruises
849-3575
www.newportmajestic.com
1-hour narrated luxury bay cruises. Luncheon, brunch & sunset cruises.

Schooner Adirondack
847-0000,
401- 846-3018 (Summer ticket booth)
www.newportyachtingcenter.com
This 78 foot vessel replicates the appearance of a classic sailing vessel indigenous to Newport Harbor at the turn of the century. Sails daily in summer from Bowens Wharf in Newport.

Schooner Aurora
841-8868
www.newportexperience.com
Goat Island, Newport, near Marina.
View beautiful Narragansett Bay on a 101 foot topsail schooner.

Schooner Madeleine
800-395-1343/849-3033
www.cruisenewport.com
Daily departures from Bannister’s Wharf in downtown Newport aboard 72-foot Schooner Madeleine.

Viking Tours of Newport
847-6921
www.VikingToursNewport.com
Daily 1 hour tours of Newport Harbor from May-October. Bus tours too.

West Bay & South County

RI Lighthouse Cruise & Newport Harbor Tours
295-4040
www.rhodeislandbaycruises.com
Aboard 400-passenger Millennium catamaran. Departs from Quonset Point in North Kingstown. Operates May through October.

Sea Princess/The General
294-1481
Harbor launch, Wickford Town Wharf. Call about scenic cruises, ice cream cruises, special occasions and dinner cruises. Youth programs and harbor tours on The General.


Ferries

Block Island High Speed Ferry
783-7996
1-866-783-7996
www.blockislandferry.com
Interstate Navigation Company, Pt. Judith.
Get to Block Island FAST on the high-speed Block Island Ferry! From Point Judith, RI, you’re there in only 30 minutes. Walk off the boat to quaint shops, sandy beaches, and scenic bicycling. Come for a day or stay longer at Victorian-era hotels. With enclosed passenger areas and snack bar, the high-speed sails multiple times daily. Narrated island tours with lunch available for groups. Traditional passenger-only ferry from Newport (Summers only.)

Bristol to Prudence and Hog Islands
253-9808

Jamestown & Newport Ferry
423-9900
www.jamestownri.com
www.conanicutmarina.com
One Ferry Wharf, Jamestown.
Stops include Rose Island (lighthouse), Jamestown, Fort Adams/Museum of Yachting, Bowen’s Wharf & Perrotti Park (Newport).

Martha’s Vineyard Fast Ferry
295-4040/783-2954
www.vineyardfastferry.com
90 minute trip from Quonset Pt. Also Sunset Cruises.

Steamship Authority
508-548-5011
www.steamshipauthority.com
Leaves from Woods Hole for Martha’s Vineyard & from Hyannis to Nantucket. Call for schedule.


Canoe/Kayak/PaddleBoard Lessons/Rentals

CANOE THE BLACKSTONE RIVER
Learn how to canoe the 45 mile long Blackstone River.
Call 762-0440 for a free copy of the book: Blackstone River Canoe Guide

RI Canoe/Kayak Association
www.ricka.org
Whitewater canoeing, kayaking, sea kayaking and family canoeing. Monthly meetings, racing, parties, and education.

Providence & North
www.ricka-flatwater.org/bv%20facts.htm
For beginner and intermediate tours on the Blackstone River.
For more info. on this area, call Blackstone Valley Tourism at 724-2200.

Community Boating Center
454-SAIL (7245)
www.communityboating.com
Kayaking now available!

East Bay

Eastern Mountain Sports
846-6766
EMS.com
1313 West Main Road, Middletown.
Kayak, paddleboard and camping equipment rentals, classes, trips.

Island Surf & Sports
846-4421
www.islandsports.com
86 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown.
Rent windsurfers, surfboards, boogeyboards, kayaks.

West Bay & South County

Eastern Mountain Sports
304-1990
EMS.com
1000 Bald Hill Road, Cranston.
Kayak, paddleboard and camping equipment rentals and classes.

The Kayak Centre
295-4400
www.kayakcentre.com
9 Phillips Street, Wickford.
Rentals, tours, instruction, sit-on-tops, touring, fishing, stand-up paddling (SUP).

Narrow River Kayaks
789-0334
www.narrowriverkayaks.com
95 Middlebridge Road, Narragansett.
Sales, rentals, tours, instruction.

Paddleboard RI
400-0787
www.paddleboardri.com
260B Columbia Street, Wakefield.

Quaker Lane Bait & Tackle
294-9642
4019 Quaker Lane, North Kingstown.
Outdoor outfitter with a full line of fishing, canoeing, kayaking rentals, sales, supplies, bait & tackle, too. Open daily 5am-7pm.

REI Outdoor Retailer
275-5250
www.rei.com/cranston
22 Chapel View Boulevard, Cranston.
Kayak, paddleboard rentals. Outdoor adventure classes.

Westwood YMCA
397-7779
www.goymca.com
2093 Harkney Hill Road, Coventry.
Canoes & kayaks, May 15-October 15.


Surf & Dive Gear Rentals & Lessons

SURF REPORT
841-5160

Bubbles Dive Center
847-4985
Scuba dive instruction, equipment, CPR/1st aid.

The Dive Shop
847-9293
550 Thames Street., Newport.
www.thediveshopnewport.com

Elemental Surf Shop
846-2280
www.elementalsurfandskate.com
89 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown.
Surfboards, snow boards, skateboards, rentals and sales.

Kalipso Dive Shop
231-3483
www.kalipsodive.com
375 Putnam Pike, Route 44, Smithfield.

Narragansett Surf and Skate
789-7890
www.narragansettsurfandskate.com
74 Narragansett Avenue, Narragansett.
Paddleboard lessons too.


Parasailing

Block Island Parasailing
864-2474
www.blockislandparasail.com


Sailing Instruction

American Sail Training Association
846-1775
www.sailtraining.org
29 Touro Street, Newport.
Information on nearly 250 member sail training programs on sailboats from 30 - 200+ feet!

Bristol Yacht Club
253-2922
www.bristolyc.com
Poppasquash Road, off Rt. 114, Bristol.
Summer sailing lessons for children 7 to 15 years of age. Beginners to advanced and racing classes. Tots program for 5 & 6 year olds. Boating Safety class year round.

Community Boating Center

454-SAIL (7245)
www.communityboating.com
info@communityboating.com
Community Boating Center (CBC) is a non-profit, 501c3 recreational organization offering all members of the community an opportunity to sail. Located in India Point Park, CBC provides outreach, sailing and kayak lessons and affordable access to the Providence waterfront. CBC offers two-week youth sessions for summer starting June 25, July 9, July 23, and August 6. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 9 am - 3:30 pm. Adult evening classes also available.

Edgewood Yacht Club
781-9626
Shaw Avenue, Cranston.
Full service marina and yacht club.

Hobie Fleet 448
431-5009
www.fleet448.org
For beginners to experienced sailors. Classes, events, regattas ... fun!

J. World Sailing School
849-5492
www.jworldschool.com
Courses for beginners to advanced in learning to sail, cruising & racing.

Newport Sailing School & Tours
848-2266
www.newportsailing.com
5 Marina Plaza, Goat Island, Dock A, Newport.
Daily sailing tours. Private and group instruction. Sunset and group sails and events.

Newport Yacht Club
846-9410
Long Wharf, Newport.
Adult & junior sailing program June - mid-August.

Sail Newport
846-1983
www.sailnewport.org
60 Ft. Adams Drive, Newport.
Adult sailing instruction, sailboat rentals, storage, racing, regattas, special events. Two-week full-day youth sailing sessions in the summer for all levels.

Sail to Prevail
849-8898
www.sailtoprevail.org
P.O. Box 1264, Newport.
Programs for children and adults who have experienced spinal chord injuries and related neurological disorders. Activities include kite-flying, kayaking, rugby, wheelchair soccer, hand-cycling, and a world-renowned Adaptive Sailing Program. Summer camp for kids.

URI Sailing Center
783-0797
e-mail: urisail@uri.edu
236 Salt Pond Road, Wakefield.
Summer sailing program, three 4-wk sessions for children & adults.

Westwood YMCA
397-7779
2093 Harkney Hill Road, Coventry.
Sailing instruction for children ages 10 and up, must be a proficient swimmer. Their Family Lakeside Sailing Club entitles members to use of boats, etc.




More Sports!
Special Olympics | Our Pro Teams | Baseball & Softball | Basketball | Biking, Inline Skating and Running
Bike & Skate Rentals | Fencing | Gymnastics | Ice Hockey | Lacrosse | Paintball | Rock Climbing
Racing | Skate Parks | Soccer

Special Olympics

349-4900
www.SpecialOlympicsRI.org
370 George Washington Highway, Smithfield.
Year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Our Pro Teams

Pawtucket Red Sox Baseball

724-7300
Columbus Way, Pawtucket.
AAA International Baseball League affiliate of Boston Red Sox.

National Hockey League - Prov. Bruins
273-5000
www.providencebruins.com
The top development affiliate of the National League Boston Bruins.

Rhode Island Sting Rays
289-2240
www.stingraysoccer.com
Affiliate of major league soccer’s New England Revolution. May-August, Pierce Field, East Providence.

Baseball/Softball

Apponaug Girl’s Softball
738-1170
www.eteamz.com/ags
For girls ages 5 thru high school.

Pawtucket Red SOX Baseball Club
724-7300
1 Columbus Avenue, Pawtucket.

Pawtucket Slaterettes
724-9988
www.slaterettes.com
Girls/women’s baseball league.

Rhode Island Baseball Academy

766-2066
2 Stone Ridge Drive, North Smithfield.

Rhode Island Baseball Institute
732-9575
2011 Post Road, Warwick

Upper Deck Baseball Academy
334-1539
1 John Dean memorial Boulevard, Cumberland.

BasketBall

One-on-One Basketball
639-0814
www.1on1basketball.com

Biking, In-Line Skating & Running
Visit www.dot.state.ri.us/bikeri to download maps of all of the Rhode Island bike trails.

Special Places ...
(Visit www.riparks.com for more comprehensive information.)
DID YOU KNOW ... Bike racks are available on R.I.P.T.A. buses to help take you (and your bike) to your favorite biking areas. Call R.I.P.T.A. at 781-9400 or 800-244-0444 for info.
or visit www.ripta.com

Bellevue Avenue/Ocean Park Drive. 15 miles of paths from around Atlantic Ocean & Newport Mansions.
Blackstone River Bikeway. First 9-mile section of proposed 19-mile path through the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor between Providence and Worcester, MA.
Block Island. Paths & trails throughout the Island.
● Conanicut Island. 20 miles of paths on the Island.
● East Bay Bike Path. 253-7482. 14.5 miles of paved paths for biking, skating, running etc. Starts at India Point Park in Providence and ends in Bristol. Visit www.eastbaybikepath.com
● Colt State Park. A paved pathway runs throughout the park. Parking, restrooms, food, phones, picnic areas, & beautiful view of Narragansett Bay. The East Bay Bike path runs through.
● Goddard StatePark. In East Greenwich, 8 miles of paths.
Greenville Area of Smithfield. 20 miles of paths in & around village.
South County Bike Path. 3.7 miles of paths call 789-9301.
● Tiverton, Sakonnet/Little Compton. 25-30 miles of paths.
● Wilson Park Bikeway. 1.5 mile loop circling Wilson Park in Wickford.

Bike & Skate Rentals

Block Island Bike (& Car) Rental
466-2297
Ocean Avenue, Block Island.
Bike rentals in season, year-round car rentals.

E. Providence Cycle
434-3838
1-800-235-BIKE
414 Warren Avenue, East Providence.

Narragansett Bikes
782-4444
1153 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett.
Service, sales, rentals.

Fencing

Rhode Island Fencing Academy and Club (RIFAC)
434-2404
www.rifac.com

Button Hole
421-1664
www.buttonhole.org
One Button Hole Drive, Providence.
Non-profit, 9-hole, par-3 golf course with lighted driving range. Clubs available for use; open year round. Lessons for kids and adults.

Gymnastics

Dream Big Gymnastics
451-0505
www.dreambiggym.com
41 Comstock Parkway, Cranston.

Ice Hockey

RI Amateur Hockey Assoc.
www.RIAHA.com

RI Panthers
944-3935
www.ripanthers.com

Lacrosse

Ocean State Lacrosse
396-9889
www.oceanlax.com
Fall and winter indoor leagues for boys and girls grades 3 through high school. Also Summer Camp.

Rhode Island Youth Lacrosse League
www.rilacrosse.com


Paintball

BattleGroundz
508-399-7700
www.battlegroundz.net

Providence Indoor Paintball
467-2815
www.providencepaintball.com

Racing

Johnny Lightning Race Club
(Diecast metal cars)
724-8953
www.ljlrc.com
Meets 2nd Saturday of the month at MacColl Field YMCA (youth center) 26 Breakneck Hill Road (entry is at 12-14 Breakneck Hill Road sign) in Lincoln.

Seekonk Speedway
(The real deal)
508-336-9959
www.seekonkspeedway.com
1710 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA.
Only local NASCAR facility. May thru October. Lots of special events.


Rock Climbing

Rock Spot Climbing
(formerly Rhode Island Rock Gym)
727-1704
www.rockspotclimbing.com
www.rhodeislandrockgym.com
100 Higginson Avenue, Lincoln.
Huge indoor rock climbing facility, with 50 climbing stations for easy to very challenging climbs. How about a vertical birthday party?!

United Skates of America
438-9898
www.UnitedskatesRI.com
75 New Road, East Providence
30,000 ft. family entertainment center with skating, laser storm and rock climbing.

Skate Parks

Bristol Town Beach | Colt State Park - Rt. 114, Bristol

Bulgarmarsh Rec. Area | Rt. 77 in Tiverton

First Beach | Memorial Boulevard - Newport

Kent County YMCA | Warwick

Newman YMCA | Seekonk,MA

The Neighborhood Guild | 325 Columbia Street, South Kingstown. Call 789-9301

Soccer

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO)
473-4606
www.ayso715.org

Sherwood Ultra-Sports
508-336-6565
1314 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA.

Teamworks
170 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick
463-5565
732 Lees River Avenue, Somerset, MA
508-676-3956
Adult and youth indoor leagues in soccer, football, volleyball, inline hockey, dek hockey & lacrosse. Parties, private rentals & school vacation camps.




Winter Sports

Skiing/boarding
In the summer, most ski areas offer lots of cool activities. Visit their websites.

Rhode Island’s Only Ski Area ...
Yawgoo Valley Ski Area
294-3802
www.yawgoo.com
Yawgoo Valley Road, Exeter, RI.
30 minutes from Prov. 12 trails, night skiing, snow making, rental shop, ski school, children’s programs.
In the summer: cool water park. (See Water Parks.)

Ice Skating
Call for local pond ice skating conditions: 222-2632 (Rinks are indoors unless noted.)

Bank of America Skating Center
331-5544
www.providenceskating.com
Kennedy Plaza, Providence. Outside.

Boss Arena
874-5480
www.bossicearena.com.
At URI.

Civic Center Ice Rink
822-9260
Factory Street, West Warwick.

Cranston Veterans Memorial Ice Rink
944-8690
Phoenix Avenue, Cranston.

Dennis M. Lynch Arena
728-7420
Andrew Ferland Way, Pawtucket.

Levy Community Rink
568-8615
425 East Avenue, Burriville.

Municipal Ice Arena
233-1051
101 Pleasant View Avenue, Smithfield.

Portsmouth Abbey Skating Rink
683-0621
Rte. 114, Portsmouth.

Newport Skating Center
846-1600
www.skatenewport.com
Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, Newport - outside.

Thayer/Warburton Arena
738-2000 x6811
www.warwickri.gov
975 Sandy Lane, Warwick.
Lessons.