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Ecology and Conservation

RI Environmental Education Groups

The Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living
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
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.

Biomes Marine Biology Center
6640 Post Road, North Kingstown.
Rhode Island's largest aquarium and education center. Public hours: Seven days a week from noon to five. Field trips and birthday parties scheduled by appt.

The Nature Conservancy
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
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
FrogWatch USA
785-3510 ext. 358
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
100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence.
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
42 Rice Street, 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
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.

Visit for all Audobon Refuge trail maps.

Providence & North

Fort Wildlife Refuge (ASRI)
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
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
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 for upcoming events.

East Bay

Audubon Environmental Education Center and McIntosh Wildlife Refuge
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
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
583 Third Beach Road, Middletown.
This 325-acre wildlife refuge and environmental education center offers over 7 miles of hiking trails through diverse habitats. Before heading out on the trails visitors are
encouraged to visit the Welcome Center and gift shop, our 19th
Century Barn Museum featuring natural history displays, and Good
Gardens, a collection of gardens featuring herbs, heirloom vegetables, plants, flowers, and an outdoor classroom space. The Sanctuary offers educational programs, camps and annual events for all ages. It also offers a newly renovated farm- house for retreats and vacation rentals, as well as Mabel's Studio for small events or meeting rental space.

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

Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge
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
Touisset Road, Warren.
66 acres of salt marsh & bordering upland field habitat. Hiking trail from Fire Station to Kickemuit River.

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

West Bay & South

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

Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge (ASRI)
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)
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)
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)
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.

Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge (ASRI)
2082 Victory Highway (Route 102), Coventry.
The Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge contains over 295 acres of diverse wildlife habitat consisting of upland forests, wetlands, streams, ponds and open meadow. The 11-acre Carr’s Pond, situated entirely within the bounds of the property, is the centerpiece of the preserve. It is home to river otters as well as many types of freshwater fish and aquatic invertebrates. The land is comprised of a relatively mature and undisturbed closed- canopy forest and forested wetlands as well as developed understory - creating ideal conditions for migratory and forest interior birds. A 10- acre field near the head of the trail also provides excellent meadow wildlife habitat.

Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge

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
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
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

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
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.

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
State Campgrounds can be reserved online at RESERVEAMERICA.COM or call 1-877-RICAMPS.

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

Charlestown Breachway
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
1011 Pt. Judith Road, Narragansett.
182 sites for trailers and tents, playground, near beaches.

George Washington Mgmt. Area
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
260 Acadia Road, Exeter.
Open year round. 20 sites, horse show ring and riding trails. NOTE: Only persons with horses allowed.

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

Municipal Camping Areas

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

Melville Ponds Campground
184 Bradford Avenue, Portsmouth.
133 sites, fishing, playground, safari field, beach access.

Middletown Campground
474 sachuest Point Road (Second Beach), Middletown.
44 trailer sites, immediate access to Second Beach.

Westwood YMCA
Coventry. Trailer sites, cabin rentals, boat rentals.


Narragansett Council - Boy Scouts of America
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 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 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.
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 to find out about the flexible Pathways to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.


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.
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
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
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.

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

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
New! RI State Parks App! Visit online to download.

Rhode Island Families in Nature
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
A vast amount of resources that connect children with the outdoors.


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.
RT 44, Glocester.
Swimming, picnicking, cross country skiing, hiking, camping.

Diamond Hill Park
Route 114, Cumberland.
Wooded park with fields for sports and games, picnic areas, & hiking trails.

Lincoln Woods State Park
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
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
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
Route 114, Cumberland.
Historic, education site with scenic views along the Blackstone River.

Waterplace Park and Riverwalk
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
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
Ocean Drive, Newport.
88 acres, picnic areas, fishing, 2 miles from Fort Adams State Park.

Colt State Park
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
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
Highland Road, Tiverton.
Historic site also has observation tower and 3 miles of nature trail walks, including a wild plant trail.

Fort Getty
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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.

Providence & North

Branch River Park & Playground
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
50 Old Hillside Drive, 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
Social Street, 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
Sandturn Road, South Kingstown.
Playground, basketball.

Brousseau Park
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
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


Biomes Marine Biology Center
6640 Post Road, North Kingstown.
Rhode Island's largest aquarium and education center. Public hours: Seven days a week from noon to five. Field trips and birthday parties scheduled by appt.

Mystic Aquarium
Exit 90 off I-95, Mystic, CT.
Open daily except Christmas and Thanksgiving Days.

Save The Bay Exploration Center
175 Memorial Boulevard, Easton’s Beach, Newport.
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.


Buttonwood Park Zoo
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
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
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 100 amazing
species including African elephant, Masai giraffe, zebra, red panda, snow leopard, moon bear, gibbon, flamingo, timber rattlesnake, giant ant eater and more in naturalistic settings. Open 10am to 4pm October – March; and 10am to 5pm April – September (last admission is 30 minutes before closing). Adults $14.95, seniors $12.95, children ages 3 – 12 $9.95, children under 2 and under free. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Christmas Eve. Closes at 2pm the last Saturday of June in preparation for the highly popular Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts fundraiser. In 2014, the nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular runs evenings from Oct. 2 – Nov. 2.
NEW in 2014 at RWP Zoo:
The outback Trail in Australasia – open on April 1 Experience our marvelous marsupials like never before! Our new Outback Trail in Australasia is a walk-through exhibit where you’ll get up-close with kangaroos and wallabies. You will enter a rustic cabin to cross a moat and hop along a trail right through the middle of the exhibit — no fences! The path- way is clearly marked, and a rope assures guests don’t stray directly into the animals’ space. Gray kangaroos Sharlotte, Mickey and Lisa now share their exhibit with a number of their smaller Bennett’s wallaby cousins.
Flutterby: Butterflies in Bloom – open on May 24th
This summer-long special exhibit that thrilled tens of thousands is back at Roger Williams Park Zoo!
To celebrate the return of the popular Flutterby: Butterflies in Bloom exhibit, we will offer special butter- fly themed games and crafts to all Zoo visitors and an education station where you and your family can learn even more about these wonderful creatures. A delight for butter- fly and gardening enthusiasts alike, this enchanting experience invites visitors to discover a deeper appreciation for some of our earth’s most imperiled species – butterflies, in bloom. Exhibit will be open from May 24th through September 1st. There is a nominal admission fee for this seasonal exhibit.
The New Farmyard - open in Early Summer
The all-new Farmyard opening this summer will have even more of the furry, wooly, and fluffy friends we all love. The Farmyard will have a brand new walk-through barn and interactive features like a contact yard where people can touch and feed various farm animals. Animals included in the new Farmyard are several species of goats, Texel sheep, Guinea hogs, silver fox rabbits, a donkey, and more! There is a nominal fee to feed the animals, other- wise the Farmyard is free with Zoo admission.

Southwick’s Zoo
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.


Casey Farm
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.

Confreda Greenhouses & Farms
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
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
91B 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.

Festival Farm
Hope Valley.

Newport Butterfly Farm
Open only June, July & Aug. Closed rainy days. Walk among tropical butterflies in their
natural environment.

Prescott Farm
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
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
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
They’re a good resource for the best pickin’ spots in the state.

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

RI Fruit Growers Assoc.
Directory of locally grown produce.

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

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

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

Confreda Farms
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
302 Potter Road, North Kingstown.
Blueberries. Pick your own - July through September.

The Farmer’s Daughter
716 Mooresfield Road, Wakefield.
Full nursery and garden center. Raspberries, pumpkins.

Harmony Farms
359 Saw Mill Road, Harmony.
Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and apples and peaches. Hayrides, birthday parties, school tours.

Hill Orchards
86 Windsor Avenue, Smithfield.
Apples and apples. Hayrides.

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

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

Narrow Lane Orchards
213 Narrow Lane, Johnston.
Apple, nectarine & peach pickin. Field trips by appointment.

Pachet Brook Tree Farm
624-4872 or 624-7248
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
2920 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland.
Apple picking, country bake and gift shop, year round.

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

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

Schartner Farms
One Arnold Place, Exeter.
Strawberry, blueberry and Pumpkin picking, Christmas trees, schools.

Smith’s Berry Farm
320 Shermantown Road, North Kingstown.

Sweet Berry Farm
915 Mitchells Lane, Middletown.
Pick your own strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins and Christmas Trees.

Hay Rides (& lots more!)

Chepachet Farms
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.

Pachet Brook Tree Farm
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
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
60 Clarks Falls Road, Hopkinton.
Hayrides, horse & carriage rides, sleigh rides, & stagecoach rides! Will even come to you!

Whispering Winds Farm
639-8112 or 568-9137
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

Confreda Greenhouses & Farms

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

Escobar’s Farm
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
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
Plainfield Pike & Peck Road, Johnston.
This corn maze covers 4 acres!

Horseback Riding

Providence & North

Gold Dust Cutting Horse Farm
97 Reservoir Road, Chepachet.

JLM Equestrian Center
56 Peeptoad Road, N. Scituate.
Full care facility offering the best training for both the horse and rider. Some of our riders compete or recreational ride. We have a large, fun, and welcoming group of adults as well! Pony parties, Lessons, Summer Camps, Leases, and Interscholastic Programs.

Phoenix Rising Horse Farm
260 Pound Hill Road, North Smithfield.

Pine Ledge Stable
Lessons, boarding, pony rides and parties.

Sunset Stables
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
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
715 East Main Road, Portsmouth.
Polo matches.

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

Ponies to Go
516 Third Beach Road, 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
30 Sandy Point Farm Road Portsmouth.
Indoor/outdoor arena, summer camp, and lessons.

Stepping Stone Ranch

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

Asylum of Horror
18 Pocasset in Fall River, MA.
Handicapped accessible. Ages 10+.

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

Field of Screams
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
Nights in October , 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
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
804 Dyer Avenue, Cranston.
Mazes and chambers, with horrors around every corner! Call for hours/prices.

Highland Farm’s Trails to Terror
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.

Pachet Brook Farm Halloween Hayrides
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
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence.

Spooky Zoo - Oct 25 - Oct 26:
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 area; roaming costumed characters; 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 10am to 3pm.

Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular - October 2 - November 2:
The acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular presented by Citizens Bank will return to Roger Williams Park Zoo with the theme “Jack-O- Lanterns from A to Z.” Its breathtaking display of thousands of illuminated jack-o-lanterns will feature hundreds of the gourds carved into veritable works of art. Scenes filled with intricate pumpkin art will be arrayed in alphabet order, represent- ing highlights from history and popular culture. Another section will honor inspirational figures such as Princess Diana and Nelson Mandela. Popular annual features will return, such as the childhood favorites and Halloween scenes, and the show’s dazzling grand finale, the Laughing Tree. Hundreds of glowing jack-o- lanterns on the ground and high up in the trees surround carved giants (well over 1,000 pounds) amid spooky fog and music, punctuated by its iconic catchy beat and laughter. Get all the scoop on the show at


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

Whale Watching

Frances Fleet
Port of Galilee in Narragansett.
Whale watching, deep sea fishing.


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: 60 Camden
McGrand Pool: 404 Dexter Street
Davey Lopes Pool and Recreation Complex: 248 Dudley Street
Zuccolo Pool: 18 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
40 passenger riverboat tours the Blackstone River.
Guided tours, educational & group tour packages. Operates Sundays, May to October. Charters & senior groups welcome. Call for special family events.

La Gondola
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.

Save The Bay Lighthouse Tour
272-3540 ext 133
Choose from four different tours:
Sunset Lighthouse Tour (90 min., depart Providence)
Northern Bay Lighthouse Tour (3.5 hours, depart Providence)
Southern Bay Lighthouse Tour (3.5 hours, depart Newport)
Ultimate Lighthouse Tour (7 hours, depart Providence)

East Bay

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

Herreshoff Marine Museum
Set sail in Bristol Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Choose a tour, private lesson, or charter with a professional captain and crew.

Schooner Adirondack
846-3018 (Summer ticket booth)
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
Goat Island, Newport, near Marina.
View beautiful Narragansett Bay on a 101 foot topsail schooner. Wednesdays, beginning of June.

Schooner Madeleine
Daily departures from Bannister’s Wharf in downtown Newport aboard 72-foot Schooner Madeleine. Saturday only November to April 16.

Viking Tours of Newport
Daily 1 hour tours of Newport Harbor from May-October. Bus tours too.

West Bay & South County

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

Sea Princess/The General
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.


Block Island High Speed Ferry
Interstate Navigation Company, Pt. Judith and Newport.
Get to Block Island FAST on the high-speed Block Island Ferry! From Point Judith, RI, you’re there in only 30 minutes. During the summer, you can also take a high-speed ferry from Newport AND Fall River. The Newport ferry leaves from downtown next to Perrotti Park while the Fall River high-speed leaves from the Fall River State Pier and travels to Newport before going on to Block Island. However you get there, you’ll walk off the boat to sandy beaches, great restaurants, walking trails, nature preserves and historic sights. Come for a day or stay longer at an Old Harbor Victorian-era hotel. Or book a narrated group tour with lunch for 25 or more by contacting the Group Sales Department at 866-783-7996, ext. 124.

Block Island Traditional Ferry
Interstate Navigation Company, Pt. Judith.
Sail Away on the Block Island Ferry! Enjoy a leisurely sail from Point Judith, RI, to Old Harbor, Block Island, and walk off the boat to a variety of shops and great restaurants. Take in the island’s nature trails, historic sights or sandy beaches. With enclosed passenger areas and snack bar, the Traditional vehicle ferries carry passengers, cars, motorcycles and bicycles and leave multiple times daily. Narrated island tours with lunch are available for groups of 25 or more through our Group Sales Department, 866-783-7996, ext. 124.

Bristol to Prudence and Hog Islands
Church Street Wharf on Thames Street.

Jamestown & Newport Ferry
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
90 minute trip from Quonset Pt. Also Sunset Cruises.

Steamship Authority
Leaves from Woods Hole for Martha’s Vineyard & from Hyannis to Nantucket. Call for schedule.

Canoe/Kayak/PaddleBoard Lessons/Rentals

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

Providence & North
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)
Kayaking now available!

East Bay

Eastern Mountain Sports
1313 West Main Road, Middletown.
Kayak, paddleboard and camping equipment rentals, classes, trips.

Island Surf & Sports
86 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown.
Rent windsurfers, surfboards, boogeyboards, kayaks.

West Bay & South County

Eastern Mountain Sports
1000 Bald Hill Road, Cranston.
Kayak, paddleboard and camping equipment rentals and classes.

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

Narrow River Kayaks
95 Middlebridge Road, Narragansett.
Sales, rentals, tours, instruction.

Paddle Surf RI

Paddleboard RI
Located all over the Ocean State's beautiful coastline.

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

REI Outdoor Retailer
22 Chapel View Boulevard, Cranston.
Kayak, paddleboard rentals. Outdoor adventure classes.

Westwood YMCA
2093 Harkney Hill Road, Coventry.
Canoes & kayaks, May 15-October 15.

Surf & Dive Gear Rentals & Lessons


Bubbles Dive Center
55 Chapel Street, Newport.
Scuba dive instruction, equipment, CPR/1st aid.

The Dive Shop
550 Thames Street., Newport.

Elemental Surf Shop
89 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown.
Surfboards, snow boards, skateboards, rentals and sales.

Kalipso Dive Shop
375 Putnam Pike, Route 44, Smithfield.

Narragansett Surf and Skate
74 Narragansett Avenue, Narragansett.
Paddleboard lessons too.


Block Island Parasailing

Sailing Instruction

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

Bristol Yacht Club
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)
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
Shaw Avenue, Cranston.
Full service marina and yacht club.

Herreshoff Marine Museum
Come for a lesson in an iconic, Bristol-built Herreshoff 12 1⁄2. These seaworthy small craft comfortably carry 2-3 adults (plus an instructor) or 3-4 children (plus our instructor). Private instruction and Summer Camps.

Hobie Fleet 448
For beginners to experienced sailors. Classes, events, regattas ... fun!

J. World Sailing School
Courses for beginners to advanced in learning to sail, cruising & racing.

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

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

Sail Newport
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
P.O. Box 1264, Newport.
Sailing for children and adults with all types of disabilities – leave your wheelchair at the dock! Also, day camp for physically disabled kids – “Confidence is Cool” includes games, swimming, kite-flying, arts-n-crafts, field trips, and our world-renowned Adaptive Sailing Program.

URI Sailing Center
236 Salt Pond Road, Wakefield.
Summer sailing program, three 4-wk sessions for children & adults.

Westwood YMCA
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

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

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

National Hockey League - Prov. Bruins
The top development affiliate of the National League Boston Bruins.

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


Apponaug Girl’s Softball
For girls ages 5 thru high school.

Pawtucket Red SOX Baseball Club
1 Columbus Avenue, Pawtucket.

Pawtucket Slaterettes
Girls/women’s baseball league.

Rhode Island Baseball Institute
2011 Post Road, Warwick

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


One-on-One Basketball

Biking, In-Line Skating & Running Visit to download maps of all of the Rhode Island bike trails.

Special Places ...
(Visit 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

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
● 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.
Riverside Park at 50 Aleppo Street, Providence. 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.
South County Bike Path. 7 miles of paths call 789-4422.
● Tiverton, Sakonnet/Little Compton. 25-30 miles of paths.
● Wilson Park Bikeway. 294-3331. 1.5 mile loop circling Wilson Park in Wickford.

Bike & Skate Rentals

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

E. Providence Cycle
414 Warren Avenue, East Providence.

NBX Bikes
922 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett. 782-4444
3480 Post Road, Warwick. 739-0393
212 Fourth Street, Providence. 274-5300

Pedego Rhode Island
188 County Road, Barrington
1 Brown Street, Wickford
Electric bicycles.


Rhode Island Fencing Academy and Club (RIFAC)
14 Almeida Avenue, East Providence.


Button Hole

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.


Dream Big Gymnastics
41 Comstock Parkway, Cranston.

Ice Hockey

RI Amateur Hockey Assoc.

RI Panthers


Ocean State Lacrosse
Fall and winter indoor leagues for boys and girls grades 3 through high school. Also Summer Camp and boys travel summer league.

Rhode Island Youth Lacrosse League



Providence Indoor Paintball


Johnny Lightning Race Club
(Diecast metal cars)
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)
1710 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA.
Only local NASCAR facility. May thru October. Lots of special events.

Rock Climbing

Rock Spot Climbing
100 Higginson Avenue, Lincoln.

United Skates of America
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


American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO)

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

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

Winter Sports

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

Rhode Island’s Only Ski Area ...
Yawgoo Valley Ski Area
160 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
Kennedy Plaza, Providence. Outside.

Boss Arena

Civic Center Ice Rink
100 Factory Street, West Warwick.

Cranston Veterans Memorial Ice Rink
Phoenix Avenue, Cranston.

Dennis M. Lynch Arena
25 Andrew Ferland Way, Pawtucket.

Levy Community Rink
425 East Avenue, Burriville.

Municipal Ice Arena
101 Pleasant View Avenue, Smithfield.

Portsmouth Abbey Skating Rink
285 Cory's Lane, Portsmouth.

Newport Skating Center
America's Cup Avenue, Newport.

Thayer/Warburton Arena
738-2000 x6811
975 Sandy Lane, Warwick.