The summer is almost over, and it is time for the autumn season to arrive in Newport, RI. The downtown shops and restaurants are still lively with activities in Newport. There is the Harvest Fair to attend located at the Bird Sanctuary, the Boat Show, and of course the Seafood Festival. The city has it’s yearly pumpkin pickings, and the ghost tours that you get you into the spirit. Besides the shopping and craving the fall food menus, there is so much to do.
What Autumn Brings to Newport
The Harvest Fair is the chance to bring out the big kid in you and enjoy nature within the same event. There is festive music, food, and of course the wonderful nature trail to appreciate the nature. The trees will be colorful and beautiful also may see a couple of forest creatures.
There can never been enough seafood experience in Newport, RI. The city is surrounded by water providing with exquisite seafood to restaurants. They provide the best raw bars even during the autumn season.
Autumn means the pumpkins are one of the main harvests in the season. There is the Ballard Park event that brings the community to create a wonderful display of pumpkins. They all are uniquely carved, and organized for the best view. There is also the fundraiser at the Trinity Church to bring your own pumpkin home.
Ocean Drive is still one of the top must-dos in Newport even throughout autumn. The leaves will be changing and perfect weather for a picnic or flying a kite.
Ghost Tours bring all around Newport, RI with a spokesperson sharing the history of the city. The history will contain all the hunted stories that happened from the past and myths that may be true.
It may be a little less crowded in Newport during the autumn season, but it doesn’t mean the festival, and activities stop. Put your sweater on and explore new fall experiences in Newport.
There are a lot of outdoor activities in Newport, RI, including a variety of different scenic walking routes. Most people head straight for Cliff Walk to enjoy the views of rugged cliffs along the water on one side, and the magnificent mansion on the other, however, the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge offers views that are just as grand.
Sachuest Point occupies the peninsula between the Sakonnet River and the Rhode Island Sound, just past Second Beach in Middletown, RI. A newly renovated visitors center welcomes you to the 242 acre Wildlife Refuge. There are over 2.5 miles of nature trails with various viewing platforms along the way. This Refuge is popular for saltwater fishing and has the largest winter population of harlequin ducks on the East Coast. The refuge supports over 200 bird species in its saltmarsh and beach strand habitats as well as its upland shrub dominated land. Some notable birds include: peregrine falcons, northern harriers and snowy owls.
This land started out as farming land and was later used as a horse racing area. During World War II, the Navy used this land as a communications site and rifle range. In 1970, the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge was established after a donation from the Audubon Society of Rhode Island.