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Cross Country Skiing in Rhode Island State Parks

One Rhode Island State Park offers cross country skiing. Casimir Pulaski Memorial State Park in Chepachet, Rhode Island has four ski trails: Pulaski Trail – 1/2 mile, single tracked Hemlock Glen Trail – 2 miles, single tracked Covered Bridge Trail – 3 miles, double tracked Woods Trail – 4 1/4 miles, double tracked See here for a Trail Map (PDF).
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Rhode Island Beaches

Picture of Misquamicut State Beach

The coast of Rhode Island is dotted with over 100 public and private beaches. Here is a listing of some of the more well known Rhode Island beaches. Beaches of South County Beaches of Charlestown, RI Blue Shutters Town Beach – East Beach Road, picnic area, snack bar Charlestown Breachway State Beach/Camp Area – Charlestown Beach Road, lifeguards in season, ...
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Block Island Beaches – Rhode Island

Many people sing the praises of Block Island Beaches and consider them to be among the best in New England. With beaches all around Block Island is is hard not to find a great place to have fun in the sun and surf. East Side Beaches Ballard’s Beach – Ballard’s Beach is located behind Ballard’s Restaurant. The beach has drinks ...
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Looff Carousel in Slater Park, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Picture of the Loof Carousel, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

The Looff Carousel in Slater Park in Pawtucket, Rhode Island is one of two in the state that were designed by Charles I. D. Looff. It was built in 1895, the year after the Crescent Park Looff Carousel in East Providence, and installed in Slater Park in 1910. It is the second oldest antique wooden carousel in Rhode Island and ...
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Summer College Baseball – New England Collegiate Baseball League, CT, MA, ME, NH, RI & VT

The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) was founded in 1993. It is an amateur summer college baseball league with teams in all six New England states. The NECBL played its first season in 1994. The league fields 10 teams around New England: Danbury Westerners – Danbury, Connecticut Holyoke Blue Sox – Holyoke, Massachusetts Keene Swamp Bats – Keene, New ...
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International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, Newport, Rhode Island

Picture of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI

The hall of fame for the sport of tennis is the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum located in the Newport Casino in Newport Rhode Island. The Newport Casino itself has a long history. It was built in 1879 and hosted the United States Lawn Tennis Association championships from 1881 through 1914. It was against this backdrop that the ...
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Crescent Park Looff Carousel, East Providence, Rhode Island

Picture of the Crescent Park Loof Carousel, East Providence, RI

The Crescent Park Carousel is the third oldest operating antique carousel in Rhode Island and the sixth oldest in New England. It is also the second oldest platform carousel in the Country behind the Flying Horses Carousel in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard. The Crescent Park Carousel was built for the Crescent Park Amusement Park in Riverside, Rhode Island in ...
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Flying Horse Carousel, Westerly, RI

In Watch Hill in Westerly Rhode Island is one of the two oldest operating carousels in the country – the Flying Horse Carousel. It is certainly the oldest suspended horses carousel in the United States, and tied with the Flying Horses Carousel on Martha’s Vineyard as the oldest Carousel. The Flying Horse Carousel was built in 1876 by the Charles ...
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Providence Children’s Museum – Providence, RI

The Providence Children’s Museum is the culmination of many decades of volunteer work, evolution, and expansion that had its origins back in the 1970s. The original vision was to build a lively Rhode Island learning center patterned after successful children’s museums in Boston and Brooklyn. This vision came to fruition in June 1977 when what was then called the Rhode ...
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