Newport County and East Bay: Places to Explore
Midway between Newport and Providence—each a 30-minute drive—patriotic Bristol sits on a 10-square-mile peninsula between Narragansett Bay on its west and Mount Hope Bay on its east. The main...
Surrounded by Narragansett Bay’s East and West passages, Conanicut Island comprises the town of Jamestown. About 9 miles long and 1 mile wide, the island is home to beautiful state parks,...
Established in 1639 by a small band of religious dissenters led by William Coddington and Nicholas Easton, the city by the sea became a haven for those who believed in religious freedom....
Founded by religious dissident Anne Hutchinson, who led a group of settlers to the area in 1638 after being banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Portsmouth is Rhode Island’s second-oldest...
The southeastern corner of Rhode Island was originally inhabited by the Sakonnet tribe, led by Awashonks, a cousin of Metacomet (known as King Philip). The name means "the black goose comes."...
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