You might think a vacation in Misquamicut is all about the beach and the delicious seafood. And sure, those are the foundations of a great vacation in coastal Rhode Island but there’s also a lot to be experienced beyond the close-knit beach community.When you rent a cottage in Misquamicut for the week, not only are you within walking distances of world-class beaches but … [Read more...] about Misquamicut: The Hub of the Region
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For more than 180 years, Watch Hill has served as a (relatively) quiet, unspoiled summer resort. While Watch Hill’s status as a premier summer locale can be traced back to 1883, when a Cincinnati syndicate purchased a 160-acre land tract and divided it into numerous home lots, the following decade, just before the turn of the century, was a true boom period.As is still … [Read more...] about Social Event of the Season: Watch Hill in the 1890’s
Misquamicut is a fantastic place. Not only does it have world-class beaches, a fun nightlife scene and delicious seafood, but it has one of the only two remaining drive-in movie theaters in the entire state! So whether it’s a new experience for you or it reminds you of days gone by, consider yourself fortunate to be able to experience the joys of a drive-in theater. Today, … [Read more...] about Step Back in Time at Misquamicut’s Drive-In Theater
One of the biggest mysteries in Rhode Island is down the Old Post Road in Charlestown. Who built Fort Ninigret?The fort was named after the great sachem of the Niantics, Chief Ninigret. The remains of the fort, considered to be the oldest military post in America, were long ago designated as an Indian fort in atlases of the state. Indian tradition records that this site … [Read more...] about The Mystery of Fort Ninigret
With all the recent controversy about global warming and the Paris Agreement, it would seem an appropriate time to discuss the topic of climate change. What does global warming have to do with Westerly you may ask, quite a bit in fact and the Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park off Shore Road in Westerly is a great place to see exactly how. The park is a 135-acre preserve with … [Read more...] about A Walk Back in Time: Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park
I remember many years ago going to the Danbury Fair with my mother when I was about six years old and riding the large merry-go-round there. You could hear the calliope music all the way across the fair. As you got closer to the carousel, the colors and lights on the brightly painted horses blended with the cheerful cries of delighted children.Tugging on my mother’s … [Read more...] about The Watch Hill Flying Horse Carousel
The best part about summer in Westerly is the beach. The worst part about summer are the crowds and the nightmare that is parking. So the key to a successful summer is either to simply make peace with the fact that dealing with parking fees and crowds is awful, or to find the “secret” beaches and parking spots that not many people know about.They aren’t secret in the … [Read more...] about Secret Beaches in Westerly
Hotel Maria and Maria’s Seaside Cafe are a breath of fresh air in Misquamicut. Don’t get me wrong, there are lots of fun places to get drinks, eat dinner and stay at on Atlantic Avenue but nothing feels quite as welcoming and peaceful as Hotel Maria.The whole experience was one of the most relaxing vacation experiences I’ve ever had. My partner and I arrived for check in … [Read more...] about Dine & Stay: Maria’s Seaside Cafe & Hotel Maria
Summer’s around the corner, and what better way to spend some time this season than on the water? Whether you're a seasoned mariner or you've never set foot on board a boat before, Confident Captain and Just Go Boating are here to help you get further behind the helm than you ever thought possible!Zachariah Rollins grew up on the water, setting out behind the helm of his … [Read more...] about Gain Confidence and Just Go Boating This Summer!
📽 2019 Movies Drive-in movies were once an American institution, with 5,000 theaters standing proudly during the 1950s and 60s. Today, fewer than 500 remain, but residents and visitors of Misquamicut are in luck because we can claim one of those exclusive theaters as our own, thanks to the hard work and ingenuity of the Misquamicut Business Association, led by Executive … [Read more...] about Nostalgia No More: Making New Memories at Misquamicut’s Drive-In Theater!