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Occupying the northern half of Poppasquash Neck peninsula, to the west of Bristol, Colt State Park offers a recreation zone for the entire family. Spread across 464 acres (187.77 hectares), this park offers biking and jogging trails, horse riding, fishing facilities, playgrounds and over 400 picnic tables. Fruit trees and flowering plants dot the expanse of this park. The park also offers picturesque views of the ocean. The Coggeshall Farm Museum, an open-air chapel and an observation deck are located on the premises of the Colt State Park.
The Dighton Rock State Park is a vast recreational area located in Berkley. Spread across a vast stretch of 85 acres (34 hectares), it has all the possible options to enjoy outdoor activities. The site of the park had previously been the resting place of a gigantic boulder, which is now kept in a museum. The museum is located in the park itself and is open to the public by appointments only. The activities that one can do include hiking, motorized boating, fishing and canoeing. This place is perfect for picnics because of its beautiful location.
The area of Tiverton Four Corners was placed on the National Historic Register in 1974. It is a rural village that dates from the 17th Century, and is a center for antiques, fine art, gourmet food, distinctive crafts, gifts and clothing. Pastoral landscapes and old-fashioned stone walls create a backdrop for shops and historic buildings, such as the 1865 Union Public Library, still serving the public. Four Corners is 1.5 miles from the beach and an hour drive from Newport, Providence, Boston, Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts.
Carnegie Abbey golf and country club was designed by Scottish architect Donald Steel. The layout and feel is similar to that of Scotland's most storied courses. The clientele is exclusive, carrying with it a membership fee for those with ample means. Miles of old stone wall meander throughout the expansive 500-acre property. Features of Carnegie Abbey include an Adirondack-style clubhouse, a European-style spa, and a riding stable with eight miles of trails. The course lies along the coast of the breathtaking Naragansett Bay, featuring deluxe waterfront properties and a heavenly playground for water-sport enthusiasts. Carnegie Abbey is your link to a bit of golf history ideally placed within today's world.
India Point Park is located in the Fox Point neighborhood, right outside of bustling College Hill. It offers a tranquil oasis of waterfront paths that attract bikers, joggers, dog-walkers and anyone else who just wants to enjoy the outdoors and spectacular views of the harbor. The park is also a highlight in Rhode Island's history because this is where colonist Roger Williams helped develop the capitol.
The Providence River is a tidal river that is only about eight miles long. It has a two other tributaries in the area, namely the Woonasquatucket and Moshassuck rivers. The river is probably best known for its WaterFire events held throughout the year. Additionally, you can see some most historic structures in Providence as well as more modern buildings and bridges while you stroll along its banks.
This massive 427-acre park is located in South Providence, adjacent to the suburb of Cranston. It sits upon land that was once inhabited by the Narragansett Tribe before it was granted to Roger Williams, one of the Rhode Islands's original colonists in 1638. His heirs donated it in 1871 and the park was subsequently built in 1878. Once on the grounds, the park contains seven different lakes and it's also home to the city zoo, botanical gardens, the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium in addition to some other quirky attractions like the Temple to Music and Carousel Village. The aforementioned lakes are also the perfect spot to take a tranquil boat during the summer and especially during the fall when the leaves change their colors.
This greenhouse garden garden includes hundreds of species and its the largest of its kind in New England. The botanical gardens are inside the massive Roger Williams Park, named after one of the state's founders. The park is surrounded with foliage itself and with Edgewood and Cunliff lakes as a backdrop, it makes the visit to the greenhouse even better. The center provides docent led tours with reservations at least four weeks in advance and during the summer, the center organizes field trips for elementary school students and other events for adults.
Also known as the Paul Bailey Pizzitola Memorial Sports Center in memory of Paul Bailey Pizzitola the Pizzitola Memorial Sports Center is home to the Brown University Bears basketball teams. This facility is used for practice session of the teams. The Kate Brodsky Memorial Squash Pavilion is also located here and so is the 4,000 square foot Washington Weight Room. In addition there are also gymnatics and wrestling rooms.
This path that meanders from Hope Street to Butler Avenue in the affluent neighborhood of Blackstone is a paradise for joggers, hikers, bikers and walkers. The 1.7-mile path runs alongside the boulevard and it's well-manicured from north to south. On weekends and especially during good weather, it tends to be more crowded obviously, but an overall great excursion within city limits.
This park embanked on the Providence River offers residents of College Hill and people from the nearby superior court a place to escape from the tumult. Its highlight is the World War Memorial, a 150-foot obelisk built from Rhode Island granite in 1929. The carved stone edifice stands majestically over the river and atop it sits a statuette of Victory. There are inscriptions that quote from famous Americans like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Abraham Lincoln along with a frieze that honors Providence citizens. Today the park is a great spot to walk along the greenway and enjoy the panorama of downtown over the river.
An integral part of student lives at Brown University, Brown Stadium is known for hosting the most awaited matches of the season. The arena can easily accommodate upto 20,000 people and additional arrangements can be made for spectators by placing portable bleachers in the stadium premises. With a naturally lush grass field area, hi-tech night lights, comfortable seating, numerous refreshment stands and a neat press box—the stadium's exceptional facilities add to the viewing pleasure. On game nights, the place comes alive with the loud cheer of enthusiastic fans encouraging their favorite teams.