It’s that time of year again! Time to carve some pumpkins, grab some candy, put on a costume and get ready for a ghoulish good time.
Haunted Tunnel, Pawtucket
Head over to Slater Memorial Park for a spooky tour through the Haunted Tunnel running Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 from 6:30-9pm. The Tunnel is recommended for guests 12 and older, while the younger crowd is welcome to the family-friendly Jack-o-Lantern Village happening at the same time. Pre-school children visiting the Village are free!
RI Scarecrow Festival and Oz Fun Run, Johnston
The first annual Rhode Island Scarecrow Festival and Oz Fun Run has something for everyone! Head over to Johnston Memorial Park on Saturday, October 29 for a scarecrow contest, pumpkin racing, a craft fair, a Wizard of Oz themed fun run, and more. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Dysautonomia Support Network.
Common Burying Ground Tour, Newport
Want to explore a cemetery, but not too interested in going at night? That’s okay, Newport History Tours is hosting a tour of the Common Burying Ground at 11am on Saturday, October 29.
Creepy Critters, Providence
Are most Halloween events too spooky for the little ones? Head over to the Providence Children’s Museum and see their Creepy Critters! Kids will see creepy crawlies and slithering snakes up close. This event is on Saturday, October 29 from 12-2pm.
Horribles Parade, North Kingstown
Time for a parade! Get on your spookiest costume and head over to the Horribles Parade through Wickford Village. Kids and pets are welcome too. The parade starts Saturday, October 29 at 12pm and is followed by entertainment and trick-or-treating at participating village businesses.
Warwick Ghost Tour, Warwick
Are you afraid of ghosts? Warwick Ghost Tours might make you afraid! Head over to Warwick City Hall where Paranormal Investigators will lead you through the building which has been known for paranormal activity. Tours are held on Saturday, October 29 at 7, 8, and 9pm.
Boo Bash, Providence
If you can’t make Creepy Critters, also at the Providence Children’s Museum is Boo Bash! On Sunday, October 30 from 11am-2pm kids can dress up, play games, do arts and crafts, be a mad scientist, and more.
Scary Acres, Cranston
Known as the “Scariest Haunt in Rhode Island,” Confreda Scary Acres brings guests on a hayride along a haunted trail where zombies and werewolves are lurking. Guests can also brave a haunted corn maze and a “Fun House of Fears.” Event runs nightly until October 30 from 7-10pm.
Field of Screams, West Greenwich
Shoot some zombies at Field of Screams! Head over to Big John Leyden’s Tree Farm for a Dungeon of Doom, Dead River Haunted Hayride, and a 4-D Cirque Du Souls. Event runs nightly until Monday, October 31 from 6:30-10pm.
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, Providence
It’s not Halloween without the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular! Grab some hot cider and check out their display of 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns along the Wetlands Trail. The event runs until Sunday, November 6 and weekend tickets are only available online this year.
If you’re looking for some of the best fall foliage in the Northeast, you don’t have to go very far. Rhode Island is beautiful this time of year, so save the gas and instead of driving further up north, check out some of our state’s gorgeous parks, walking trails, farms, and historical sites to enjoy the changing autumn scenery!
The East Bay
Seaside Bristol is beautiful year round, and Colt State Park is no exception. With 464 acres of beautifully manicured lawns, four miles of biking trails, groomed fruit trees, and gorgeous plantings, this park is perfect for viewing the fall foliage.
Just three miles down the road from Colt State, the historic Blithewold Estate is 33 rolling acres featuring a mansion and breathtaking gardening. Visitors are welcomed to enjoy the several gardens, plantings, pathways, lawns, and stone structures of the Estate. Read more about the Blithewold Gardens and grounds by visiting their website.
Providence and the East Side
There are several picturesque spots on Providence’s East Side to enjoy the fall foliage, however two worth highlighting are the Brown University campus on College Hill, and historic Benefit Street which actually has walking tours during the fall by the Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS). Check out the schedule for Benefit Street walking tours on the RIHS website.
One of the (many) great things about the Creative Capital is its mix of city and nature. On the outskirts of the city is Roger Williams Park, with 435 acres of land including over 100 acres of ponds and miles of trails weaving through both open and wooded areas. The Roger Williams Park Conservancy also conducts Fall Tours, where visitors can learn a bit of the history, environment, and infrastructure that makes the park unique.
The northern part of the state has many lush, wooded areas – but one that sticks out is hidden within the 4,000 acres of the George Washington Management Area. The 100 acre Pulaski Memorial Recreation Area has a little over a mile of hiking trails and is great for a leisurely stroll, or a little educational outing for the kids.
Jaswell’s Farm in Smithfield is your one-stop-shop for everything fall. Pick apples and pumpkins, and take a fall tour through the farm. The tours are geared more towards the kids, but visitors without kids can request a tour for the adults, or explore the grounds on their own.
We couldn’t leave out Arcadia Management Area, which spans through Richmond, Exeter, Hopkinton, and West Greenwich, making it the state’s largest recreational area. According to the DEM, Arcadia’s forest cover is its dominating feature, with 64 percent deciduous forest and 36 percent evergreen cover, principally white pine. With over 14,000 of mostly forested acres, Arcadia has countless trails to explore – each with a more wonderful view.
The mix of the ocean and foliage views in the City by the Sea is something arguably unique to Rhode Island. A notable spot is the 300 acres and seven miles of hiking trails of the Norman Bird Sanctuary. Walk through a variety of habitats such as forest, fields, ridges, and beaches all in one place – which is sure to offer diverse, albeit fabulous views.
Newport’s Fort Adams State Park is also known for its fall foliage, spanning over 80 acres with panoramic views of the Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor peeking through the trees.
Residential Properties Ltd. proudly announces the recent sale of Newport’s historic Swanhurst Carriage House for the price of $3,271,000. RPL Sales Associate Kevin Fox represented the buyer in the transaction, while Kate Greenman of Gustave White served as the listing agent.
Located in the Bellevue Avenue Estate neighborhood, this historic stone carriage house was originally built in 1851. The home provides 4,550 square feet of elegant living space combining original period details and craftsmanship with high quality finishes and modern updates throughout. The newly constructed sunroom leads out to a meticulously landscaped yard featuring a lovely stone patio and inground pool area.
The buyer’s agent, Kevin Fox, is one of Rhode Island’s top producing real estate agents and has been included on Real Trends’ “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” list each of the past two years. Kevin’s outstanding success can be attributed, in part, to his expert knowledge of the local real estate markets, his strategic marketing plans, and his proven ability to negotiate favorable outcomes.