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Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to welcome Patrick Wyllie as the newest member of the Antrop & Williamson Team. Wyllie joins RPL after meeting Ryan Antrop through a Business Network International group and using Antrop to buy his family’s first home. He says he was amazed at the level of service RPL provides its clients.
Wyllie has owned a mobile DJ business specializing in weddings called Eternal Events, LLC for seven years. He says his experience with Eternal Events has motivated him to work with first time homebuyers. “I have been trusted by over 500 couples with the most important day of their life – their wedding day,” says Wyllie. “Now I get to be a part of the biggest purchase of their lives and I couldn’t be happier.”
Wyllie is thrilled to say he’s a REALTOR® with Rhode Island’s #1 Real Estate Company and to work with a team that continually earns the Platinum Sales distinction in sales volume for the Northern Rhode Island Board of Realtors. Patrick is excited to kick-start his career in real estate and is eager to work with anyone from the first time homebuyer to those looking to invest. He holds a Relocation Certification as well as Military on the Move certification through RPL and is currently licensed in Rhode Island.
Wyllie is a husband and father of two living in Hopkinton where they purchased their first home in 2015.
For more information on Wyllie, please visit his agent bio page on ResidentialProperties.com.
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.
Memorial Day is upon us, and the weather looks like it’s going to turn out to be a nice one. This weekend is notorious for busy travels, but there’s plenty to do in our own backyard. Here’s a few ideas to get your plans started!
Barrington‘s Memorial Day cereominies begin at 8:30AM at Barrington High School, while the parade (featuring the Pawtuxet Rangers Fife and Drum Corps) kicks off at 9:30AM at the intersection of Upland Way and Lincoln Avenue and ends in front of the Town Hall where refreshments will be served. At 11AM there will be a brief Blue Star Memorial Marker Dedication Ceremony presented by the Barrington and Hameho Garden Clubs at Police Cove Park.
The Gaspee Days Committee has been committed since 1965 to bringing the Warwick community a free, fun, and family-friendly Arts & Crafts Festival each year, spanning three days over Memorial Day weekend. The festival features over 100 fine artisans as well as community groups and nonprofit organizations selling exclusive items only sold at this event. The festival also has musical performances, food, and games. Over 50,000 will be on the Narragansett Parkway this weekend – if you want to be one of them, check out www.gaspee.com/arts for more information.
Who doesn’t like a good ol’ parade? The annual Memorial Day Parade in Attleboro steps off Monday at 10AM at the former Knights of Columbus Hall on 2 Hodges Street, and travels to Capron Park where there will be a ceremony at about 11:30AM. According to The Sun Chronicle, this year’s grand marshal will be Norman Belmarce, a World War II veteran who saw combat with the Merchant Marines.
There’s not one, but two parades to choose from this year in South County. The Charlestown Memorial Day Parade attracts thousands of spectators each year and features around 700 participants. The Charlestown Parade starts at Cross Mills, Old Post Road, at 1pm and heads to Ninigret Park for ceremonies and a concert by the Wakefield Concert Band.
The Hope Valley Memorial Day Parade begins this year at 1:30PM on Monday, and ends right at Billy Hill’s Roadhouse where they’re hosting a Memorial Day Cookout right after the parade!
Also, Right on Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly, The Andrea Beach Bar is hosting four days of events to kick off the unofficial start of summer. Check out their facebook page to see the list of music entertainment and when the dance parties are happening!
PROVIDENCE AND THE EAST SIDE
Hope High School in Providence is hosting a Memorial Day Carnival! From tomorrow night all the way until Sunday, head to the school for a family fun time! Carnival hours are: Friday 6-10PM, Saturday & Sunday 1-11PM, and Monday 1-9PM.
Water Fire is back and there will be a full lighting this Saturday after sunset! This lighting will feature performances from Gendo Taiko and the RI Kung Fu & Lion Dance Club. For the full list of vendors visit www.waterfire.org/blog/may-28th-2016-full-lighting
If you’re looking for something to do in the area on Saturday during the day, head to the Hope Street Farmers’ Market starting at 9AM featuring music from Hope Tunnel and food trucks from Gilded Tomato and Rocket. Guest vendors include Fox Point Pickling and Olive del Mondo.
Beginning at 10AM, Lincoln‘s Memorial Day Parade runs along Smithfield Avenue from Walker Street to the Pawtucket city line.
NORTH PROVIDENCE is hosting their yearly Memorial Day Parade spanning throughout Mineral Spring and Douglas avenues beginning at North Providence High School at 1PM. The parade ends at the Governor John A. Notte, Jr Park where festivities including music, entertainment, and food will go on until 6PM.