Rhode Island Bucket List ~ South County Region

Final region to focus on for Rhode Island in our bucket list series! I’ll be taking a week hiatus from the bucket list posts and then returning with Connecticut in early September!

Coventry

  • General Nathanael Green Homestead: Home of the famed Revolutionary War general.

Narragansett

  • Point Judith Lighthouse: Lighthouse protects confluence of two waterways.
  • Towers of Narragansett: Iconic structures in the area.
  • Whale Rock Lighthouse: Located on the smallest island in Narragansett Bay.

North Kingstown

  • Plum Beach Lighthouse: Small sparkplug lighthouse visible from the bridge.

Westerly

  • Watch Hill Lighthouse: A beacon has existed here since the French and Indian War.

All attractions found on visitrhodeisland.com

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Rhode Island Bucket List ~ Newport County Region

Today we explore Newport County in Rhode Island, a county filled with lighthouses, so it makes for a bit longer of a list.

Jamestown

  • Conanicut Battery National Historic Park: Small fort built during colonial times.
  • Beavertail Lighthouse and Museum: Located in Beavertail State Park, this is Rhode Island’s premier lighthouse.
  • Dutch Island Lighthouse: Sits on a rocky island.
  • Fort Getty: Campground area that used to house an old military fort.
  • Fort Wetherill State Park: Beautiful cliff area along the bay.

Little Compton

  • Sakonnet Point Lighthouse: View this plug lighthouse from the beach.

Middletown

  • Boyd’s Wind Grist Mill: Historic mill located in a park.

Newport

  • 1739 Colony House: First state house that held the colonial legislature.
  • Castle Hill Lighthouse: Active lighthouse located along the cliffs.
  • Cliff Walk: Walk the cliffs along the shore of the bay.
  • Eisenhower House: Summer White House of President Eisenhower.
  • Fort Adams State Park: Preserves a large coastal fortification.
  • Hogs Island Shoal Lighthouse: Sparkplug lighthouse located just off of Hogs Island.
  • Ida Lewis Rock Lighthouse: Lighthouse located in Newport Harbor.
  • National Museum of American Illustration: Mansion museum featuring American artwork.
  • Newport Harbor Lighthouse: Located at the end of Goat Island.
  • Newport Tower Museum: Explore this round tower located in a park.
  • Rose Island Lighthouse: Gorgeous lighthouse located on Rose Island.
  • U.S. Naval War College Museum: One of a few museums run by the U.S. Navy to provide history of the Navy.

Portsmouth

  • Prudence Island Lighthouse: Oldest lighthouse tower in the state.

Tiverton

  • Fort Barton: Natural area with several hiking trails.

All attractions found on visitrhodeisland.com

Rhode Island Bucket List ~ Bristol County and Block Island Regions

Today I’m combining two Rhode Island regions into one post because both of them were shorter lists! Enjoy this larger list as you read today!

Block Island

  • Cow Cove/North Light Area: This rocky shoreline features a historic lighthouse.
  • Mohegan Bluffs: Beautiful clay cliff area.
  • Settler’s Rock: Commemorates the 16 families that settled on Block Island.
  • Southeast Lighthouse: Sophisticated lighthouse located along the Atlantic shore.

Bristol

  • Colt State Park: Enjoy several paved paths and hiking trails along this bayside park.

All attractions found on visitrhodeisland.com

Rhode Island Bucket List ~ Warwick and West Bay Region

Today’s Rhode Island list mainly focuses on the city of Warwick! Enjoy!

Johnston

  • Snake Den State Park: Offers beautiful hiking trails, especially in fall.\

Warwick

  • Conimicut Lighthouse: Located offshore, this lighthouse can be viewed from Conimicut Point Park.
  • George B. Slater Memorial Grove Park: Enjoy this riverfront park with picturesque views.
  • Goddard Memorial State Park: Rhode Island’s most popular metropolitan park located along the bay.
  • Rocky Point State Park: Once an amusement park location, this park now is open space with beautiful views.
  • Warwick Neck Lighthouse: Historic lighthouse in Warwick.

All attractions found on visitrhodeisland.com

Rhode Island Bucket List ~ Black Stone Valley Region

New state day for our bucket list series! Today we head into Rhode Island. Despite it being the smallest state, it still boasts seven travel regions, in large part due to the various islands off it’s coast. Today we start by exploring the Black Stone Valley.

Burrillville

  • White Mill Park: This park sits on the former site of two old mills.

Cumberland

  • Nine Men’s Misery Monument: Oldest veteran monument in the United States, this honors the loss of life of nine colonists during King Phillip’s War.
  • William Blackstone Monument: Marks the grave of the first white settler to settle in Rhode Island.

Lincoln

  • Blackstone River State Park: Park sits along the river and old historic canal.
  • Captain Wilbur Kelly House: Located along the old canal, this is the place to learn about all things with canal transportation.

Pawtucket

  • Slater Mill: Historic textile mill located along the river.

Smithfield

  • Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge: Hike trails through the woodlands and rock formations.

Woonsocket

  • Blackstone River Valley National Historic Site: Explore the sites where the American Industrial Revolution began.
  • Museum of Work and Culture: Focuses on the history of the textile industry in the area.
  • River Island Park: Local park with walking path.

All attractions found on visitrhodeisland.com