Approximately 90 minutes. Review prime land that was fire-cleared and farmed by the Narragansett Indians before there were colonies. In 1657, a group of Newporters bought Conanicut Island from the Indians for their own farms and set aside space for the Town of Jamestown. Passing a few of these farms that are still in operation, we will see some with homes dating back to the late 1600s. Located between two significant farms is the 1787 windmill that provided critical service for more than 100 years. Marvel at its early wooden gear technology compared to the modern behemoths that power communities today. Finally winding our way back to the dock along the East Shore, we will be in the neighborhood where Privateer Thomas Paine protected Pirate Captain Kidd’s buried treasure. Board our new, comfortable touring shuttle at the East Ferry Dock and relax during the ride to the windmill, while listening to descriptive narratives. Take a break for photos, a short walk or exploring the windmill. Monday through Thursday–Noon and 2:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday–2:00 p.m.Book Now
The 3rd Annual Newport Holiday Stroll will be returning to the City-By-The-Sea the first weekend of December.
From now until December 18, recurring weekly on Wednesdays from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Newport Vineyards, located at 909 East Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842. For information, call (401) 848-5161. $10 Wine or Beer flights + $10 and Small Plates*. Can’t decide which wine or beer? Pick four! Choose from over two dozen estate-grown wines and the several Taproot Brewing Co. beers on draft. Pair with a small plate such as the short rib toast, smoked jalapeño + honey wings, mussels and more! *Small Plates applicable are $16 or less (excludes oysters).
Another area 50th Anniversary Celebration! Don your vests, bell-bottoms, tie-dye and scarves and help Save The Bay commemorate 50 years of protecting and improving Narragansett Bay with a 1970s-themed celebration in 2020. Enjoy a cocktail hour at their Fields Point headquarters in Providence before continuing on to the outdoor event tent to enjoy hors d'oeuvres, drink and food stations, desserts and live music.