December 3rd, 2018

Every year, visitors flock from neighboring states to come and view the gorgeous landscapes produced by the Fall season in New England. Whether it’s an afternoon of apple picking, hay rides around the pumpkin patch, or scenic drives through the countryside, Autumn in Rhode Island offers a special experience for everyone.

This year, our agents did a terrific job of encapsulating the season with each and every entry that was submitted to our 2018 Fall Photo Contest. Thank you to all of those who took time out of their busy daily schedules to participate. Without the submissions from our agents and the votes from all of our friends on Facebook, this contest would not be possible.

After enjoying the process of looking over all the wonderful photos that were entered into the contest, we were faced with the unenviable task of narrowing the field down to six finalists. From there, we turned things over to our loyal group of followers on Facebook to select their favorite photo and decide our winner.

It is my pleasure to announce that the winner of the 2018 RPL Fall Photo Contest is RPL Barrington Sales Associate, Eddie Rayden with his shot of Bullock’s Cove in Riverside. Eddie’s photo beautifully captured a bevy of swans swimming in the sparkling waters while surrounded by the glowing fall foliage. The photo received a total of 75 votes, finishing 20 votes ahead of the next closest competitor. This was Eddie’s first time entering the contest, and with the win, he will be rewarded with a free property video and website package compliments of the RPL Marketing Department. Congratulations Eddie!

See the full contest results below.


Winning Photo: Eddie Rayden – Bullock’s Cove – Riverside (75 Votes)

Eddie Rayden - Bike Path Bullock's Cove - Riverside


Second Place: Barbara Dacey – Pawtuxet Village Cove – Warwick/Cranston (55 Votes)

Barbara Dacey - Pawtuxet Village Cove - Pawtuxet Village


Third Place Tie: Rachael Dotson – Sunrise at Roger Williams Park – Providence  (29 Votes) 

Rachael Dotson - Roger Williams Park - Providence

Third Place Tie: Paula Work – Gilbert Stuart’s Birthplace – North Kingstown (29 Votes)

Paula Work - Gilbert Stuart’s Birthplace - North Kingstown

Fifth Place: Patrick Murray – Peace Dale Congregational Church – South Kingstown (14 Votes)

Patrick Murray - Fall Pumpkins - Peace Dale Congregational Church

Sixth Place: Garret Roberts – Fall Cottage – Foster (7 Votes)

Garret Roberts - Foster

September 19th, 2011
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Autumn has finally arrived. The cooler weather and changing leaves (the ones left after Irene blew through) are quite refreshing after the summer. What better place to experience it than in our diverse little state of Rhode Island. Besides the cities, like Providence and Newport, there are a number of  rural communities which still have the family farms.  I was reminded of that this past weekend as I visited one of my favorite farm stands in Little Compton. But while I was at the Young Family Farm, I happened upon a brochure for the Rhode Island Fruit Growers Association’s 2011 Farm Scavenger Hunt. Visiting some of the participating twenty-four farms is definitely a whole new way to tour Rhode Island in autumn. The hunt runs through December 31, 2011 and adds a new twist to the traditional fall activities, such as apple picking.

The goal of the contest is to either visit a minimum of twelve participating farms and match the correct picture clue, located on the brochure and website with the farm, or if you’re feeling even more adventurous, visit all of the twenty-four farms and fill out the farm hunt board. The first 100 correct entries from either competition win.

The beauty of this is stepping outside to enjoy the changing weather and scenery in the different areas of Rhode Island. At the same time, you are also supporting the Rhode Island Fruit Growers Association.  This association works with URI and UMass on research to continue the production of healthy, delicious and fresh fruit.

Their website has tons of information on local farmers markets, grower information and even recipes to prepare the great produce grown right here.  Make sure you check that out, even if you are not the “scavenger hunt” type of person.

September 29th, 2010

We want to know!

Autumn is such a beautiful time of year in Rhode Island. The climate transitions from hot summer days to cool comfortable nights, perfect for wearing a light sweater. Rhode Island is home to some of the most stunning foliage in New England. The classic New England structural design, landscape and coastline make for a fantastic foliage drive.

There are fun activities to be had across the entire state. There is apple picking, pumpkin carving, festivals and more!

So, we’re taking a Poll. What is your favorite Fall activity?

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