October 3rd, 2019
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Halloween

Rhode Island is one of the best places in the country to celebrate Halloween. The history — both normal and paranormal — perfectly accents the eeriness of the month, while the changing leaves cover everything in those idyllic shades of red, orange, brown, and yellow. The shorter days may mean the coming of winter soon, but for now, we can all bask in how they help to highlight the jack-o-lanterns and give us hours of darkness to explore haunted locations.

If you are looking for that ideal location to visit this Halloween season, here is a list of just a few places and ideas that only make our little state that much better:


Ghost Tours

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Ghost Tours perfectly show off both sides of history in Newport and Providence, two of the state’s and country’s oldest and most historic places. Guides will walk you through the streets showing off distinguished homes with some shady pasts, or in Providence, you can even enjoy a guided boat tour that will take you down the river as your host regales you with tales.

Providence Ghost Tour 

Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02906

Ghost Tours of Newport 

Newport Mariott
25 Americas Cup Avenue,
Newport, RI 02840

Providence River Boat Tours

Fox Point Marina
525 South Water Street
Providence, RI 02903


Haunted Houses

Haunted House with Dark Horror Atmosphere. Haunted Scene House.

If you prefer something more physical and in your face with your haunted house then Rhode Island has many to choose from. Field of Screams, Factory of Terror, and Fortress of Nightmares are just some of the haunted attractions in the area. There are even some that don’t begin with the letter F. All offer a variety of sordid and frightening paths filled with monsters and horrors around every corner.

Fear Town

Seekonk Speedway
1710 Fall River Avenue
Seekonk, MA 02771

Field of Screams

179 Plain Meeting House Rd.
West Greenwich, RI 02817

Factory of Terror

3 Bridal Avenue
West Warwick, RI 02893

Fortress of Nightmares

80 Fort Adams Drive
Newport, RI 02840

13th World

4097 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864


Haunted Hayrides

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In addition to their haunted house, Field of Screams, as well as Scary Acres and Seven Cedars Farm, offer haunted hayrides that whisk you away into the night where anyone or anything could come out of the fields and onto your cart. Scary Acres along with a few other farms provide haunted, nighttime corn mazes giving you even more of a challenge than simply navigating your way through the stalks.

Field of Screams

179 Plain Meeting House Rd.
West Greenwich, RI 02817

Scary Acres

2150 Scituate Avenue
Hope (Western Cranston), RI

Seven Cedars Farm 

20 John Mowry Road
Smithfield, RI


Non-scary things

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For those who are less interested in being terrified, and are simply looking to enjoy the crisp air and falling leaves, there is an array of farms offering apple picking and pumpkin patches along with hayrides and corn mazes of the non-scary kind. Spend your days in the sun as you revel in the bounty of a New England autumn.

Confreda Farms

2150 Scituate Avenue
Hope (Western Cranston), RI

Barden Family Orchard

56 Elmdale Road
North Scituate, RI 02857

Clark Farms 

2984 Commodore Perry Hwy
Matunuck, RI 02879

Escobar’s Farm

255 Middle Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871

Salisbury Farms 

11 Peck Hill Road
Johnston, Rhode Island

Sweet Berry Farm 

915 Mitchell’s Lane
Middletown, RI 02842


Jack O Lantern Spectacular

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Of course, the attraction everyone talks about here is the Jack-o-lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park. Check their website for tickets and themed nights throughout the run.

Roger Williams Park Zoo 

1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907

May 16th, 2019
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Residential Properties Ltd would like to proudly announce that The McKinnon Team of their Cumberland Office has successfully closed the sale of 95 Burlingame Road in Smithfield for $1.4 million. According to MLS, this is the highest sale ever recorded in Smithfield, and in fact, no home in this town had ever sold for over $1 million before this.

Sitting on over 11 acres this remarkable home is filled with natural light and intricate details. The incredible kitchen features custom cabinetry, top of the line appliances, and granite counters to make it the envy of any chef. The elegant master suite offers generous sleeping quarters warmed by a two-sided fireplace that also heats the private office, and a stunning master bath. The home’s beauty extends outside where a gorgeous Gunite pool with cabana is surrounded by landscaped grounds with hiking trails and mature gardens.

The Buying Agents, Doug and Catherine McKinnon make up The McKinnon Team, a husband and wife team based out of RPL’s Cumberland Office. Each has been a licensed realtor and broker since 1988 working successfully in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. To find out more and view their current listings, visit their bio page at ResidentialProperties.com.

June 30th, 2015
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It’s no secret that Rhode Island is home to America’s oldest 4th of July celebration (held in Bristol), however, the Ocean State also hosts a variety of other activities throughout the week. For those of you still looking for something to do, check out our list of events celebrating America’s Independence in both Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. 

THURSDAY, JULY 2nd

N.K. Town Beach (North Kingstown) – Kick off your Independence Day celebrations early at North Kingstown’s Town Beach with a firework display beginning at 8:45pm. View the event website for parking information.

McCoy Stadium (Pawtucket) – Pawtucket’s own McCoy Stadium is hosting a patriotic firework display after the 6:15pm game against the Scranton WB Rail Riders. Purchase tickets ahead of time on the Pawsox website.

FRIDAY, JULY 3rd

McCoy Stadium (Pawtucket) – McCoy Stadium is hosting a second patriotic firework display after the Friday 6:15pm game against the Scranton WB Rail Riders. Purchase tickets ahead of time on the Pawsox website.

Hope Park (Scituate) – Scituate’s family friendly fireworks display at the Hope Jackson Fire Station features food and fun activities for the kids including balloon animals, temporary tattoos, a bounce house, and more! The food and fun starts at 5pm, and the fireworks start at 9pm.

Tucker Field (Cumberland)  Head to in Cumberland’s Tucker Field for food trucks, music, and fireworks starting at 5:30pm.

Governor John A. Notte Jr. Park (North Providence)  Food, fun, and music can be found at the Governor John A. Notte Jr. Park with entertainment by “Reminisce” and a food court from 6-9pm. Fireworks will begin around 9pm.

Drum and Bugle Corps Competition (Bristol) – America’s Most Patriotic Town is hosting the Drum and Bugle Corps Competition at the Mount Hope High School at 6pm. This event is held rain or shine!

Pierce Memorial Stadium (East Providence) – The celebrations start at 6pm with a concert featuring the bands Crushed Velvet and Kicking Hole followed by fireworks at 9pm. Food and beverage concessions are available at the event.

Oakland Beach Seawall (Warwick) – Warwick’s annual fireworks display will begin at approximately 9pm. Due to high traffic volume, visitors are recommended to seek alternative routes to the seawall area, or view the fireworks from City Park.

Town Beach Pavilion (Block Island) – Block Island’s firework show kicks off around 9pm and can be viewed from anywhere on the island.

Gloucester Memorial Park (Gloucester) – Part of Gloucester’s Ancients & Horribles celebration, a fireworks display begins at 9pm at Gloucester Memorial Park. There’s also a family carnival in the park from July 3rd-5th.

SATURDAY, JULY 4TH

Arnold Mills (Cumberland)  This year’s theme of the Arnold Mills July 4th Parade is “Sweet Land of Liberty” and kicks off with a road race at 9am followed by the parade at 11am and finishes with a concert at 1pm.

Hope Street (Bristol) – Bristol‘s famous Fourth of July Parade kicks off its 230th year at 10:30AM at the intersection of Chestnut Street and Hope Street. The event is popular and parking is minimal so plan ahead!

New Harbor (Block Island) – Enjoy your 4th on the island with the annual Fourth of July Parade. The event starts at 11am in New Harbor and ends in Old Harbor.

Main Street (Gloucester) The infamous Ancients & Horribles Parade begins at 4pm along Main Street and ends at Acote’s Field.

Narragansett Town Beach (Narragansett) – Spend your 4th at a beach party featuring sandcastle building with Sandtasia and music from Brass Force from 5-7pm. Fireworks will be displayed at dusk.

Old Mountain Field  (South Kingstown) – The largest town sponsored event at Old Mountain Field has food, games, and concerts starting at 5:30pm. Fireworks begin around 9pm.

World War II Memorial Park (Woonsocket) – Head down to the park for entertainment at 7pm and fireworks at 9pm.

India Point Park (Providence) – The BankRI Independence Day Celebration hosts the RI Philharmonic Pops performing at 7:30pm before the “state’s most spectacular fireworks display” at 9:15pm.

Newport Harbor (Newport) – Head to the City by the Sea for fireworks at 9:15pm. Additional information including best spots to view the display can be found on the event website.

Battleship Cove (Fall River, MA) – Watch the fireworks from the USS Massachusetts at Fall River’s Battleship Cove! Gates open at 7:30pm and fireworks begin at 9:30pm.

SUNDAY, JULY 5th

Bryant University Campus (Smithfield) – The Annual Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks on the Bryant University campus opens at 6pm and the U.S. Navy Band performs at 8pm. Fireworks begin at 9pm.

East Perry Beach (Jamestown) – The Rocket ‘hogs put on their fireworks display at East Perry Beach around 9pm. More information including parking can be found on the event website.