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
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There’s a chill in the air, the beaches are much less crowded, and the leaves are crisp and colorful. That can only mean one thing here in New England. It’s time to throw on a scarf, order up a pumpkin spice latte and celebrate the season at one of our many local farms. Sure, you can get your pumpkins at the grocery store, but we all know that picking them yourself is half the … [Read more...] about 5 Festive Farms for Fall Frolicking
Once upon a time, in decades gone by, the world wasn’t so tech-focused and obsessed. People didn’t have “an app for that." Heck, they didn’t have an app for anything! “Tweet” was the sound a bird made, and phones were attached to walls and had chords so we’d never lose them.There was no GPS, only paper maps. If people got lost, they’d wander around until they found their … [Read more...] about 8 Tech-Free Autumn Activities – No Apps Required
If you think that the joys of Misquamicut must end at Labor Day, think again! Join in on the food, fun, and festivities for a three-day family-friendly entertainment experience at the annual FallFest September 13-15!Up through the 1970s, Misquamicut had been known for sand and surf, family-friendly fun, and vibrant nightlife, but it hit a rough patch during the 80s and 90s. … [Read more...] about FallFest 2019: An Autumnal Celebration at the Beach
There is so much more to do at the Westerly Library than just checking out books and movies. In fact, one could spend an entire day there and not even look at one book. Start your morning off with a cup of whatever you like at Coy Cafe, sipping your drink of choice while sitting in the cozy Old Main Reading Room, then venture up the grandiose staircase to the Hoxie Gallery to … [Read more...] about Westerly Library: More than Words on a Page
When September rolls around and the golden days of autumn start descending upon the fair state of Connecticut, the locals know that a visit to B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill in Mystic is in order. Visiting Clyde’s is a quintessential New England experience.Not only is it a National Historic Landmark, but a visit to Clyde’s is like walking into a scene in a Norman Rockwell … [Read more...] about Fall into Autumn with a Visit to B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill
📽 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!
Rhode Island has many little known places of interest that people should know about. The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum is one of the best examples. Situated on 24 acres with herb gardens and nature trails the attractions include an authentically restored 1750 home and snuff mill furnished with period antiques. A large wooden waterwheel powered the snuff mill which used … [Read more...] about Who is Gilbert Stuart?
Westerly has a reputation for being a summer destination, but the truth is that there’s actually plenty to do even when there’s a bit of a chill in the air, like warming up beside a bonfire for a rousing celebration of Guy Fawkes Day right at the beach.For those who may not know, here’s a mini-history lesson for you. There was once a conspiracy, known as the Gunpowder Plot, … [Read more...] about Guy Fawkes Day Celebration Moves Down the Street to the Windjammer This Year
In 1669, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations incorporated King's County as the Town of Westerly. This year, Westerly is celebrating the 350th anniversary of its existence. Some events that are on the calendar for Westerly's 350th Anniversary include the Olde Tyme Fair, Living Legends of Westerly Film Debut, and a time capsule burial. The Olde Tyme Fair is on Aug 24 and … [Read more...] about Westerly’s 350th Anniversary Celebration
It's beautiful outside so get your gear together to hit the trails! The Westerly Land Trust has some great nature trails right here in our neck of the woods, so dust off the backpack, don’t forget water and a snack (Bogue's Alley in Pawcatuck offers delicious breakfast and lunch sandwiches), and treat your feet to a comfortable pair of hikers as you discover Wahaneeta Preserve, … [Read more...] about Scouting out the Wahaneeta Preserve