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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

There are numerous Connecticut and Rhode Island attractions, and many are found within minutes of the resort.

Venture beyond the beautiful beaches to discover arts and entertainment, museums and many more unique experiences.

Things to Do in Watch Hill, Rhode Island

• Flying Horse Carousel, the oldest continuously operating carousel in the United States
• Watch Hill Lighthouse and Museum
• Miles of beaches include Napatree Point, East Beach and our oceanfront hotel’s private white sand beach with cabana service
• Boutique shopping for apparel, gifts and crafts
• Art galleries
• Antique stores
• Restaurants and cafés

Rhode Island and nearby Connecticut attractions

Shakespeare in the Park
Salt Marsh Opera
The Summer Pops
The Granite Theatre in Westerly
The Chorus of Westerly performances
• Farmers’ markets
Jonathan Edwards Winery
Saltwater Farm Vineyard
Stonington Vineyards
• Block Island, RI day trips
Mystic Seaport, home to the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship in the world, a maritime art collection, and more
Mystic Aquarium
Mystic Art Association
Pequot Museum
Clyde’s Cider Mill in Mystic
Olde Mistick Village in Mystic
Stonington Borough
La Grua Center
Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos
Westerly Land Trust Hiking Trails

Chaplin Bradford Barnes

"[A] simple loop around Watch Hill is less than five miles long and takes only minutes. It passes through a terrain shaped by glaciers, over land and by sea hunted and fished by the Indians, farmed by the colonists, and lastly developed as a resort. Watch Hill’s character has been shaped by that land and seas, by the architecture and institutions of the place, and by the generations who have lived here.
In early summer, the air is redolent of wild roses, honeysuckle, and beach pea, and at all seasons of the bracing salt of the sea. As summer progresses, adults and children flock to the sandy beaches and take to the water in boats. They play tennis and golf and sail and swim at the clubs. They worship at the Chapel. And for three months, they live a life of active sociability or quiet relaxation in a charmed place…
Known primarily as a summer place, Watch Hill is in fact a place for all seasons. And for those fortunate enough to have spent all or parts of their lives here, year after year, there is nowhere they would rather be. Careers may have taken them across the country, even around the world, but in the end, this is where they always truly come home."

Chaplin Bradford Barnes
Watch Hill Through Time
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