North Kingstown, R.I., offers beaches, beautiful views
by member Laurie Johnson

North Kingstown has something for everyone. The variety of old and new is awesome. People can enjoy the town beach that has an art gallery. The town is full of history, full of beautiful views and full of fun.

Smith’s Castle: Dating back to the 17th century, the castle on Richard Smith Drive is a hidden gem with a cool story. Don’t miss the gardens and grounds. It’s open seasonally, so call before visiting.

The Quonset Air Museum: Founded in 1992, the goal of the Eccleston Avenue museum is to preserve, interpret and present Rhode Island’s aviation history. The museum even has planes that are being restored on display so people can learn how restorations are done.

Historic Wickford Village: This is an old village along the waterfront of Wickford Harbor within North Kingstown. It is a great place for sitting by the bay and watching boats, and the scenery is just beautiful.

Oatley’s: This Ten Rod Road restaurant is the best place around for home-cooked meals. The fried veggies are delicious. Go for breakfast, and have a side of toast made from homemade bread.

Gregg’s Restaurant: The restaurant on Quaker Lane is the fourth of four Gregg’s locations opened in Rhode Island. Even though they have so many other great meals, the reason I keep going back is for the liver.

Corner Tavern: My grandfather would take the whole family to the tavern, on the corner of routes 2 and 102, for many family celebrations. The restaurant is stylish, with a relaxed and friendly environment.