slides: 10 Things To Do Before Summer’s Over
Friday, August 10, 2012
Grab the biggest bucket you can find and go blueberry picking, if you haven't already. One of the best spots statewide has to be Schartner Farms in Exeter, but any farm will do. Freeze them and make blueberry pancakes all winter long. Or just eat them all up, because there is nothing more summery than a handful of fresh blueberries.
For a list of all the Pick Your Own Blueberry farms in RI, go here.
Summer was made for cocktails, and a RI summer was made for cocktails with a view. For that perfect combination, head to Newport, to the Hotel Viking. The cocktails are excellent and the views over the steeples and spires of Newport are superb.
Got a good view from your own porch? Make any one of these 10 great summer cocktails and you're all set.
Go to WaterFire
WaterFire may bring in the tourists by the thousands, but it's still a rite of summer for locals. And rightly so. Five full blazing nights remain on the WaterFire season schedule. The next event is coming up on August 18th and includes a WaterFire scavenger hunt. If you miss that one, there's another scheduled for September 1.
For more information, go here.
Hit the Drive-In
Get nostalgic and curl up with some home-made popcorn at Rhode Island’s only authentic 1950’s drive in: the Rustic Tri-View Drive-In in Smithfield. Open until September, the Drive-In features three movie screens and all of the latest movies. A truly picture perfect ending to your summer.
Want more summer outdoor movie ideas? Go here.
Eat Fried Clams
If you haven't to one of RI's renowned clam shacks for some stuffies, fried clams, and fries with lots of vinegar, you've got some eating to do. Check out the best clam shacks in Rhode Island, right here, for a bucket list within a bucket list.
Want to get your own quahogs? Here are some of the best spots in the state. (Photo: surlygirl/flickr)
No disrespect to the well-loved East Bay Bike Path, but this summer it's all about the Blackstone. So: pump up your tires, strap on your helmets, and pull out your bicycle for a scenic ride on the Blackstone River Greenway, an 11.6 mile bike path which connects the winding Blackstone River and historic Blackstone canal. It's the ride of the summer.
Go To a Ballgame
If you haven't been to the PawSox yet this season, there's still time to take in great baseball in a great local stadium. The next homegame stretches are August 14-17, August 19-21, and August 31-September 3. (Photo: post406/flickr)
McCoy Stadium. 1 Columbus Avenue, Pawtucket. To buy tickets go here.
Talk about a summer food. It's iconic, that red lobster, and for good reason. And while we may not be the coast of Maine, we've got fantastic resources for fresh lobster, and local chefs who are doing incredible stuff with the crustacean. Want the best lobster dishes and where to eat them? Go here.
Plus, in honor of Shark Week this month, 10 Prime Steak & Sushi is rolling out its first-ever Lobster Week, August 20-26. Prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner will feature Chef David Jackson’s inspired lobster dishes. For more information, call 401-453-BEEF (2333).
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