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East Bay Region

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East Bay Region

The East Bay Bike Path defines Bristol County with 14.5 miles of scenic biking along the waterways from Bristol to Providence. Bristol is widely known as the most patriotic town in the US with the longest running 4thof July parade in the country. A beautiful historic center shows its town pride and history with grand & colonial architecture. Warren’s eclectic Historic Waterfront District is seeing a renaissance of its own driven by a walkable downtown, numerous creative restaurants and food driven businesses out of Hope & Main Food Incubator and the vibrant and arts scene. Barrington is a lovely bedroom community of Providence surrounded on three sides by water. Fun activities in Barrington are generally focused around boating, swimming and golfing at the Rhode Island Country Club. 

Activities &

attractions

East Bay Bike Path

The East Bay Bike Path is a 14.5-mile paved former railroad trail that begins at India Point Park in Providence, and continues southeast to Bristol along the shoreline of Narragansett Bay.

Linden Place

Linden Place mansion is a Federal-style mansion located in Bristol and accessible to the public. It was built in 1810 by the seafaring slave trader, General George DeWolf and was designed by architect, Russell Warren.

Sowams Cider Works

Third-Generation Apple Grower Spencer Morris is both Cider Maker and Cider Sommelier, opening his tasting room in 2018.

Colt State Park

The gem of RI’s state parks, Colt State Park has 464 acres of lawns, stone walls, and curving drives along one of the state’s most spectacular shorelines, Narragansett Bay. Once owned by industrialist Samuel P. Colt it is a major component of the Poppasquash Farms Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a stop on the East Bay Bike Path.

Herreshoff Marine Museum

The museum was founded in 1971 and inspired by John Brown Herreshoff, a blind boatbuilder and his brother Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, a naval engineer from Bristol. Between 1893 and 1914 they built and designed seven of the largest, most powerful racing sloops in the world, five defended the America’s Cup to victory.

Imago Foundation of the Arts

Founded in 2007, Imago Foundation for the Arts and Gallery is a non-profit organization that’s mission is to inspire creativity and promote art-making that enriches our communities.

Blithewold Mansion

A fusion of architecture, landscape architecture, horticulture, and decorative arts, Blithewold is among the few late 19th and early 20th century New England estates that retain their integrity and authenticity down to the details of plant materials and interior furnishings, family archives and artifacts.

Made In Warren

Made In Warren Artist Cooperative offers unique artwork featuring work by over 30 artists from Southeastern New England, including paintings, prints, photography, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, stained glass, fiber art, wood crafts, and more. As a “handmade-in-RI” shop, all purchases are tax free.

Sowams Heritage Area

Sowams was a rich land inhabited by the native Pokanoket Tribe for thousands of years before European colonization.They inhabited the towns of Barrington, Bristol, East Providence, Providence, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Swansea, and Warren.

Warren Arts Collaborative

The Collaborative is a nonprofit organization established in 2016 by a group of educators who wanted to create a place where artists and musicians could exhibit and share their talents and network with other like-minded individuals.

Coggeshall Farm Museum

A living history museum located on 48 acres of pristine coastal farmland in Bristol, recreating the daily experience of tenant farmers on a salt marsh farm through live interpretation, historic structures, heirloom plants, and heritage-breed animals.

Audubon Society of Rhode Island Nature Center and Aquarium

Located in Bristol on the Warren line it is comprised of 28 acres of the Claire D. McIntosh Wildlife Refuge, home to the the award winning Environmental Educational Center. The boardwalk and trails take you to natural habitats, fields, woods and wetlands on Narragansett Bay.

Local

Accomodations

the inn at mount hope farm

Mount Hope Farm was the summer camp of the Pokanoket Tribe of the Wampanoags – the same tribe that greeted the Mayflower in Plymouth in 1620. With five centuries of American history to explore on 127 acres, there is much to see and learn on this classic New England farm.

Bristol Harbor Inn

Located in the heart of historic downtown Bristol and on beautiful Bristol Harbor the hotel blends coastal charm with boutique elegance.

Airbnb

Lots of lovely, interesting homes and apartments can be found and rented on Airbnb in the East Bay.

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Rhode Island foodie tours

The bounty of Rhode Island stems from its earliest days when Native Americans taught the early settlers how to farm and fish along its 420 miles of coastline. From clambakes to johnny cakes, our culinary traditions are literally pond to plate and farm to fork.

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