Block Island, nestled in the Atlantic 12 miles from coastal Rhode Island, offers the vacationer what does not seem possible anymore - simple relaxation in a startling beautiful place. The Island is famous for its miles of free public beaches, sparkling clear waters, dramatic bluffs, preserved open spaces, and fun-filled activities for visitors of all ages. Block Island has long been a haven for residents and visitors who have found here a quality of life that recalls the pleasures of a life that is simpler, slower, and somehow, more carefree. It's no wonder that the Nature Conservancy has . . .
Roger Williams National Memorial commemorates the life of the founder of Rhode Island and a champion of the ideal of religious freedom. Williams, banished from Massachusetts for his beliefs, founded Providence in 1636. This colony served as a refuge where all could come to worship as their conscience dictated without interference from the state.. . .
Providence Piers heralds a new era in the city's remarkable renaissance by transforming a portion of the old industrial waterfront south of the Downtown into an exciting new mixed use development. Located on a fifteen-acre waterfront site along Allens Avenue paralleling the eastern edge of Interstate 95 and a short distance from three major hospitals and a medical office park, developers Patrick and Gail Conley envision a dynamic multi-phased $300 million project designed to offer unique living, workspace, recreational opportunity, and public access for those drawn to one of America's hottest . . .
WaterFire Providence, the award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, has been praised by Rhode Island residents and international visitors alike as a powerful work of art and a moving symbol of Providence's renaissance. WaterFire's one hundred sparkling bonfires, the fragrant scent of aromatic wood smoke, the flickering firelight on the arched bridges, the silhouettes of the firetenders passing by the flames, the torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, and the enchanting music from around the world engage all the senses and emotions of th. . .
Established in 1709, Wickford Village provides picturesque waterfront streets lined with one-of-a-kind shops featuring jewelry, housewares, clothing and more. You'll also find galleries, antique shops, cafes and restaurants nestled amongst beautifully maintained churches, colonial homes and gardens. Have a boat? Tie up to the town dock while you explore our village.
Whether it's stress free holiday shopping or watching the boats go by on the harbor, Wickford offers something for the whole family in every season. Even your dog will enjoy a refreshing drink of water outside the many shops and. . .
The Cliff Walk along the eastern shore of Newport, RI is world famous as a public access walk that combines the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline with the architectural history of Newport's gilded age. Wildflowers, birds, geology ... all add to this delightful walk.
In 1975 the walk was designated as a National Recreation Trail ... the 65th in the nation and first in New England. The walk runs 3.5 miles and about two-thirds of the walk is in easy walking condition. What makes Cliff Walk unique is that it is a National Recreation Trail in a National Historic District.
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Make history come alive for every member of your family. Just a short drive or a water taxi ride across Newport Harbor stands the largest coastal fortification in the United States. Visit this engineering and architectural masterpiece to see where the soldiers lived, enter the casemates, explore the tunnel system, and climb the bastions for breathtaking views. Consider renting the Fort with its 6-acre parade field or North lawn on the water for your special function. Watch for our upcoming special events including military reenactments, music festivals, and classic vehicle shows. From 1824 to . . .
The International Tennis Hall of Fame is a non-profit institution dedicated to preserving the history of tennis, inspiring and encouraging junior tennis development, enshrining tennis heroes and heroines and providing a landmark for tennis enthusiasts worldwide.. . .
For more than 25 years, the Museum of Yachting (MoY) has worked to preserve the culture and heritage of yachting. Situated on one of the most beautiful seaside locations in New England, today the Museum celebrates the traditions of yachting through the presentation of informative exhibits and educational programming.
The Museum is undergoing a renaissance with a renewed focus on its mission to inspire and educate our constituents. In 2007, the Museum converged with the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS). Together, these two Newport organizations are creating a rich educationa. . .
There are three constants in the history of Rhode Island: our waterways sustain us, our immigrant population enriches us and our ingenuity creates new opportunities for us. This was true in 1793, when Samuel Slater, an immigrant, built the first successful water powered, cotton spinning mill in North America on the banks of the Blackstone River at Pawtucket village, with the talents of local artisans and the entrepreneurial verve of Moses Brown. It continues to be true today. This is celebrated at Slater Mill, a National Historic Landmark and one of the most visited sites in Rhode Island with . . .
Richmond Country Club is an 18 hole championship golf course sculpted out of a pine forest with bent grass greens, tees and fairways that give our public course a beautifully manicured private feel. Golf Digest, in it's 500 Best Courses to Play" issue, ranked Richmond Country Club the Number One Public Golf Course to Play in Rhode Island. For the past several years, Richmond Country Club has earned a Four Star Rating from Golf Digest Places to Play & The USA Today has recognized Richmond CC to be the Best Value in the State. . . .
Established in 1901 by five Rhode Island businessmen, the Club is conveniently located 10 minutes from downtown Providence overlooking Narragansett Bay. The club boasts a Donald J Ross signature 18 hole course on 105 acres of rolling hills in East Providence. With undulating fairways and slick greens, Metacomet CC has withstood the test of time to continually challenge the most accomplished golfers.
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The course initially opened in 1950 as the Northside Golf and Country Club, the result of some hard work and determination by Dr. H. Davidson. Nine holes were established on farmland overlooking the North West Arm of Sydney Harbour. A clubhouse and curling rink followed, however they were later destroyed by fire. The clubhouse was rebuilt. The course was expanded to 18 holes in 1992 under the guidance of well known course architect, Bob Moote. Today Seaview ranks as one of the nicest courses in the province, with rolling hills and great views of the surrounding country side. It is also a chall. . .
Located in Warwick, RI , Valley County Club is a private golf facility featuring an 18-hole championship golf course. Designed by acclaimed golf course architects Geoffrey Cornish & Ian Scott- Taylor , the course stretches over 6,600 yards and displays stunning hilltop views. . . .
Designed by William Flynn and Howard Toomey on its 157 acre property in 1925, Rolling Green Golf Club opened for play in 1926. Founded by a group made up primarily of Quakers who lived in the nearby town of Swarthmore, the club's first known public statement of purpose was, “to omit all social frills that enter into the life of a country club, and make it a shrine where the skill and ingenuity of the lover of the game could have full play.”. . .
North Kingstown Golf Course is one of the finest public golf facilities in the state. Its classic layout was designed by Walter Johnson, an associate of Donald Ross. Players consistently rave about the fine playing conditions. . . .