There’s something truly magical about South Kingstown summers, and that magic begins with your new home in South Shore Village, our 55+ active lifestyle adult community, where you will be right in the middle of it all.
The only problem? Deciding what to do first!
In order to help out, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite trips, treats, and traditions of the summer months. Feel free to pick and choose, or try to pack as many of these as you can into a weekend!
Reach for the Beach
Walk, swim, play some paddleball, or just relax at nearby Green Hill Beach, or Moonstone Beach, both only a few miles from your new home at Shouth Shore Village. Both beaches are quaint spots with gentle waves and a quiet atmosphere. Or head to South Kingstown Town Beach, also close by, which boasts 1,300 feet of beach, a pavilion, not to mention a playground, a volleyball court, and a picnic area.
Bike and Boat
East Coast Paddle, at Ram Point Marina in Wakefield, provides top-notch paddleboard and kayak rentals and lessons for all ability levels. Treat yourself to one of their evening paddle tours, a perfect opportunity to see ospreys and other wildlife up close, and take in the sunset over Point Judith Pond. Underwater lights will help to guide the boats back as you paddle back home under the stars.
In a two-wheel frame of mind? Start pedaling up the famous South County Bike Path at Kingstown Station, and cruise by Larkin Pond, The SK Land Trust, the charming village of Peacedale, and historic old Wakefield; where you might stop to stretch your legs and grab a bite. If you’re feeling adventurous, pedal all the way out to Narragansett Pier and Town Beach!
Shop Until You Drop
Keep it local, and you’ll taste the difference. Pop into the South Kingstown Farmers Market for homemade and homegrown veggies, fruits, snacks, flowers, fish, crafts, and much more! In the summer months you have two tasty choices: Saturdays at East Farm, from 8:30AM to 12:30PM, or Tuesdays at Marina Park, from 2PM to 6PM.
If you’re in Matunuck, Carpenter’s Farm Stand is a family-run outfit with outstanding local fruits and herbs, grass-fed beef, and a garden center for all your gardening needs. Hint: they are known for their corn—do not miss trying it! And, if your paddleboarding adventure took you to Narragansett, stop in to see the folks at Sunset Farm, where you can sample all-natural beef, vegetables, and scrumptious pies and cookies. Plus, the Sunset Farm Food Truck offers lunch and dinner on weekdays, 11AM to 6PM, and breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekends, from 9AM to 6PM.
Cool off with an iced coffee at Java Madness, and then shop around at Field of Artisans, a pop-up outdoor marketplace that rotates 350 artists throughout their popular event that moves between Marina Park in Wakefield and South Kingstown Town Beach, depending on the weekend.
Celebrate the Arts
From the Block Island Music Festival in June, which highlights local musical talents from all around New England, to the Narragansett Arts Festival, also in June, which features 100 exhibitors from Rhode Island and New England, to the Wickford Arts Festival in May, which brings in over 200 local artists, we’ve got you covered in culture.
Don’t forget about Summer Pops, presented by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, with concerts in Wilcox Park in June, and on Narragansett State Beach in July.
The Newport Folk Fest occurs on the last weekend in July, every summer. The famous festival American annual folk-oriented music festival began in July 1959 as a counterpart to the previously established Newport Jazz Festival. You might remember when Bob Dylan played there, but since then, the Newport Folk Fest has seen its share of talented players, pickers, and songwriters.
Work Up An Appetite
Quickly becoming one of the top culinary destinations in New England, Matunuck Oyster Bar has become national recognized for its simple, elegant dishes, farm-to-table philosophy, and an exquisite raw bar. Sample scallops, oysters, fluke, little necks, tuna, and more, as you gaze across the salt pond where just that morning, the oysters were harvested.
Brickley’s Ice Cream, in historic Old Wakefield, serves up some of the best homemade ice cream in the state, and is known for their wide range of flavors and waffle cones made from scratch.
Wherever this summer takes you, we are confident that these experiences, and more, will excite you, move you, and inspire you to keep living your best life. When you return to the comfort of our 55+ active adult community at South Shore Village, you’ll have new stories to tell your loved ones, pictures to show your friends, and maybe even a pint of ice cream from Brickley’s.
Come live the South County Lifestyle, at South Shore Village!