25 Spray Rock RoadWesterly, RI, 02891Phone: 877-394-8902
Pondside location and spacious grounds yield a variety of activities at this inviting inn
If you love being able to enjoy the great outdoors while staying at an award-winning inn, you’ll want to book one of the 33 classic rooms or spacious suites in the Weekapaug Inn. With its location on the Rhode Island shoreline overlooking Quonochontaug Pond, with the Atlantic just beyond, the inn offers a variety of water-based activities, from kayaking, sailing, paddle-boarding and fishing to boating excursions, beach walks with a resident naturalist and swimming. An attendant at the Bathhouse will set up your chairs and umbrella. The historic inn also has shuffleboard and bocce courts and a saline lap pool with jetted tub. In the evening, after dining on the restaurant’s farm-to-table fare, make s’mores by the fire pit and gaze at the stars.
Multiple Centers & Dock LocationsProvidence, Newport, Westerly, RI and Fall River, MAPhone: 401-272-3540
Hikes, seal and lighthouse tours among outdoor activities at this education center
On land or sea, there are plenty of outdoor adventures for visitors to the year-round Save The Bay locations in Providence and Newport. At the Bay Center in Providence, the grounds—featuring walking trails, shoreline access, and, seasonally, a fishing platform, and kayak launch—are open from sunrise to sunset. Just outside the doors of their Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport, you can take a stroll on Newport’s only ocean-facing beach. June-October, Save The Bay offers full-day lighthouse tours, and then, from October-April, you can hop onboard a Seal Tour in historic Newport Harbor. Boat tours depart from Newport, Westerly, and Providence RI.
38-44 Bay StreetWatch Hill, RI, 02891Phone: 877-394-8903
Make this seaport inn your headquarters for a host of fun outside activities and adventures
Whether your approach to the great outdoors is a seaside stroll or an exhilarating salt pond sail, you won’t be disappointed with your vacation at the Watch Hill Inn. Located in the heart of a bustling seaport village, it’s a short stroll to shops, waterside walks and a popular, historic carousel. Guests also have access to the attractions at the nearby Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn, including a private beach with boating options and cabana service, guided nature walks, fishing, swimming, biking lawn games including croquet and shuffleboard and children’s activities. In the area, you can visit a cider mill, family farms, a zoo, Mystic Seaport, an aquarium and gorgeous gardens. You can also go golfing, horseback riding or whale-watching.
List of exciting outdoor adventures is almost endless at this world-class resort
Four seasons of exciting outdoor adventures: The Preserve Sporting Club and Residences was built for exactly that. Set on 3,500 acres surrounded by thousands more acres of protected land, the resort’s list of activities is almost endless, from hiking, biking and zip lining to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, kayaking, canoeing and paddle-boarding. Go on a riding tour from the Equestrian Center, climb a rock wall, learn how to fly-fish in a pond stocked with trout or bass. Golf on an award-winning 18-hole executive course, go hunting for pheasant or quail, swim in the pool, play croquet or tennis or sit by the fire in the Scotch & Cigar Safari Tent experience! And don’t forget to relax in the on-site spa.