This 1.25 mile nature beach, also known as Second Beach, is a great place to spend the day. Complete with a picnic area and restrooms, this setting is a common place for people of all ages to retreat to for a day of swimming, fishing, volleyball and more. Hiking up the rocks at the far right end of the beach offers a great view of this beautiful waterfront.
Sweet Berry Farm
If you are looking for a great place to find fresh, locally grown and harvested produce, look no further than Sweet Berry Farm. This 100 acre farm is packed with everything from seasonal fruits and vegetables and artisan cheeses and smoked meat, to one-of-a-kind gifts and Christmas trees. Sweet Berry Farm is also known for the mouth-watering food served in its Farm Café and the great supper concerts offered on Tuesday nights.
Visit Prescott Farm to be transported into the historical days of the revolutionary war era. Learn how the 1812 Windmill works, watch the Master Gardeners at work in the herb gardens, or take a walk to the pond and visit the ducks and geese. Workshops are also offered in a variety of subjects such as blacksmithing, wind energy, and open hearth cooking.
A trip to Newport County would not be complete without a trip to one of the renowned vineyards. Newport Vineyards offers daily winery tours as well as private events for larger groups. Stop by the gift shop and bring home a bottle of your favorite new wine or learn more about creating your own custom labeled wine bottle. Check the upcoming schedule of events to see when you can catch some live music or Shakespeare in the Vineyard.
Norman Bird Sanctuary
Enjoy over 7 miles of trails to hike on this 300+ acre land, which offer easy strolls as well as more advanced hikes, peaking at gorgeous views of the ocean. More than just a wildlife refuge, the Norman Bird Sanctuary offers summer camps, yoga, and community events for all age groups. Visit the sanctuary to learn more about their education and outreach programs as well as their workshops for continuing education.
Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge
Spanning across 242 acres, this wildlife refuge is located on the peninsula between the Sakonnet River and the Rhode Island Sound. Check out the 2.5+ miles of hiking trails to be awed by the beautiful harlequin ducks, loons, and birds of many other sorts or join a talk about one of the numerous subjects this refuge has to offer.
Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club
Golf enthusiasts will love this 18-hole course located on the east side of the Narragansett Bay and just 5 miles from downtown Newport. Designed by well-known golf architect Seth Raynor in 1922, this links-style course has hosted many important events throughout the years. The club is also equipped with facilities for its members, who can enjoy dinner with their family overlooking the beautiful scenery.
Newport National Gold Club
This great club is the home of the Orchard Course Golf Course, which was designed by golf architect Arthur Hills and his associate Drew Rogers. Conveniently located near downtown Newport, this 200 acre club offers the beautiful landscape of The Sakonnet Passage, Atlantic Ocean and Narragansett Bay. Members can also enjoy the club’s dining and facilities.