Rhode Island Information
Rhode Island, also known as the Ocean State, on May 4th of 1776 became the first state to declare independence from the British. In the past 200 or so years has evolved to become a state enjoyed by both full time residents and visitors alike. Some of the most popular Rhode Island activities include fishing, golfing, hunting, biking, paddling, hiking, vineyards, boat tours, water sports, and more. Popular cities and towns consist of Woonsocket, Providence, Warwick, Newport, Narragansett, Block Island and Westerly.
The unique educational experiences that Rhode Island has to offer are countless. The Museum of Work and Culture, located on South main Street in Woonsocket, tells the story of the French Canadians who arrived at the New England factories from their farms in Quebec. If you're near Bristol, visit Colt State Park which is an open panorama onto Narragansett Bay.
If you're interested in spending a wonderful evening outdoors, why not go to a polo match? The Newport International Polo Series is found in Portsmouth every Saturday evening during the summer and even allows spectators to stomp down the divots during time-outs.
If you're traveling to Rhode Island, be sure to visit Block Island. With only 800 residents during the winter, the island is intimate as can be. With tons of water activities - like sailing, fishing, boat rentals and more - you're sure to have a blast on Block Island.