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slides: 25 Things You Have to Do in RI Before the End of Summer

Sunday, August 02, 2015

 

The Block Island Ferry awaits.

Summer may be winding down, but there's still plenty of time to get out and experience all that Rhode Island has to offer.

With that in mind, GoLocalProv has assembled 25 activities that appeal to those young and old. 

Whether you're looking for a seaside adventure or a late night excursion, GoLocalProv has the experience for you.

Check out 25 things you have to do in RI before the end of summer slideshow below: 

 

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It's hard to believe, but it's already August. With that in mind, take a look at GoLocal's 25 Rhode Island must-do activities. 

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25.

Rent a Paddle Board From Paddle Surf RI

Westerly

Whether you’re looking for a new way to explore the water or an intense workout, paddle boarding won’t disappoint.

As you stand fully up, you’ll enjoy everything from the fish below to the sun setting on the horizon.

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24.

Take a Harbor Tour of Newport

Newport

Odds are you’ve been down to historic Newport before, but you never learned about the seaside city through a guided harbor tour.

Fort Adams, century old churches, and lighthouses highlight the tour, with much more also in store. 

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23.

See a Play at Theatre By The Sea

Wakefield

Broadway classics, Disney musicals, and more come to life on the stage of this seaside theatre.

Whether you’re sitting right next to the orchestra or up in the balcony, you’ll leave humming the tunes of your favorite ensembles. 

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Image courtesy of: Flickr/llahbocaj

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22.

Visit Rocky Point State Park

Warwick

Rocky Point Amusement Park may be gone, but the recently opened state park allows visitors to enjoy the land where so many memories were once made. 

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21.

Bike on the East Bay Bike Path

Barrington

Travel down this 14.5 mile long path that stretches from India Point Park in Providence down to Independence Park in Bristol.

The path connects many towns and provides waterside views nearly the entire way. 

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20.

Visit the Norman Bird Sanctuary 

Middletown

Bring your binoculars and hike through the sanctuary’s trails to watch birds soar through the air.

Get your listening ears ready, too, as birds’ songs echo from one end of the sanctuary to the other. 

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19.

Explore the Cliff Walk

Newport

As you walk this 3.5 mile course, take a glance towards land to witness the regal nature of Newport’s many mansions.

A short while later look out towards the sea, all while the salty ocean breeze crashes in with the waves. 

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18.

Sightsee from Beavertail State Park

Jamestown

Either from your car or on any of the walking trails, watch the seaside grasses blow in the wind and whitecaps crash onto the rocks.

You can even check out the lighthouse and accompanying museum as boats cruise along the horizon.

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17.

Pick Berries at Sweet Berry Farm

Middletown

Grab a basket and fill it to the brim with seasonal fruit.

Blueberries, raspberries, peaches, and blackberries will all be available at different points during the remainder of summer. 

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16.

Stay Overnight at Rose Island Lighthouse

Newport

Skip the hotel room and spend the night in Rose Island Lighthouse, much like a light keeper would.

Located right by Newport’s Pell Bridge, you’ll be able to watch storms roll in and boats zip by. 

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15.

Eat Sunday Brunch at Ocean House

Westerly 

Order from the “make your own” Bloody Mary bar, chose from the raw bar, or have a staff member make you a personalized crepe.

The food will delight, but not nearly as much as the breathtaking views out onto the lawn and water.

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14.

Eat a Saugy at a Barbecue 

Rather than grilling up a traditional hot dog, cook a saugy over your charcoal grill.

They’re packed with flavor and may not even require ketchup, mustard, or relish on top. 

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13.

Take the Ferry to Block Island

Block Island

Hop aboard the Block Island Ferry for a quick ride out to this island destination.

As you pull into Old Harbor you’ll be greeted by the beach and shops, looking to extend your stay.

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12.

Fly a Kite at Brenton Point

Newport

Look out onto the water as the wind takes your kite for twists and turns through the sky.

When you’re done flying your kite, pull out a picnic while the ocean breeze rolls onto the shore. 

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11.

Buy Fresh Seafood From Champlin’s Seafood in Galilee

Narragansett

Whether you’re in the mood for a lobster dinner or clam chowder, Champlin’s has seafood that will make your meal fresh as can be.

A fleet of boats deliver daily everything from scallops to cod. 

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10.

See a Movie at the Rustic Drive-In

North Smithfield

Call up your friends, pack a picnic, and sit in your car as feature films are projected along giant outdoor screens.

The audio plays right through your radio, so be sure to turn the volume up high as you snack on your candy and popcorn. 

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9.

Catch a Newport Gulls Game

Newport

Whether you’re a Newport resident or just visiting, make sure you stop by Cardines Field to watch the Gulls swing for the fences.

If you’re lucky maybe you’ll even snag a foul ball.

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Image courtesy of: Flickr/NewportGullsRI

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8.

Eat a Clam Cake From Flo’s

Portsmouth, Middletown

Take one bite of a Flo’s clam cake and you’ll understand why they’ve been around since 1936.

Dip it in a side of tartar sauce or enjoy as is.

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7.

Listen to Music on Federal Hill 

Providence

Enjoy a plate of pasta and glass of wine in DePasquale Plaza as live music plays every night from Monday to Sunday.

The combination of delectable food and soothing tunes create an ambiance you won’t want to leave. 

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Image courtesy of: Richard Benjamin

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6.

Dine at Rooftop at the Providence G

Providence

Have a drink at the bar, enjoy food from the raw bar, or lounge on any of the couches as you take in awe-inspiring views.

This spot is the only rooftop restaurant and bar in Providence, and it’s worth stopping by for the sight lines alone. 

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5.

Kayak on Narrow River

Narragansett

Grab some friends and paddle towards Narragansett Bay or upriver.

You’ll stumble upon wildlife and scenic views regardless of which direction you go.

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4.

Have Ice Cream From Brickley’s

Narragansett, Wakefield

Watch as they make a waffle cone right in front of you and add sprinkles to your favorite homemade flavor.

With your frozen treat in hand, sit outside at a picnic table and savor every moment.

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3.

Drink a Del’s

Stop at the sign of the lemon and quench your thirst on a hot day with this Rhode Island staple.

The lemon flavor is always a safe bet, but give the watermelon or blueberry flavors a try if you’re feeling adventurous. 

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2.

Drive in a Convertible Along Ocean Drive

Newport

Put the top down, get your best pair of shades on, and rock your favorite tune as you cruise along the coast. 

With breathtaking homes and oceanside views throughout, you’ll wish that this drive never ends. 

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Walk Along Narragansett Beach 

Narragansett

Stroll all the way from chair six to chair one as the waves crash along the shore.

Keep an eye out for sea glass as Narrow River or The Towers come into view.

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