Discover the best top things to do in North Scituate, United States including Barden Family Orchard, Jaswell’s Farm, Johnston War Memorial Park, Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Brown and Hopkins Country Store, Nickle Creek Vineyard, Confreda Greenhouses and Farms, The Purple Cat Winery, Verde Vineyards.
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4 based on 6 reviews
We came across this Orchard through the RI scavenger hunt, though our first time they were closed so we had to wait about a month to actually see what they had to offer. Despite it being early October there was a pretty good amount of foot traffic (we realize later that they were doing free tractor drawn hayrides for kids and had just brought out a large batch of fresh cider) and quite a large selection of apples. From the title of this review you could probably guess which batch stood out to my fiancee and I.
We'd never seen Honey Crisp in RI, and the gentleman stocking the apples explained to us that they had actually started in Minnesota and were slowly growing in popularity throughout the US. Barden Family were the first to plant the crop in RI, and that was why they were able to offer apple picking for it as well as sell it in the amount they were. I'd never tasted one before, and it really was something else, a type of subtle sweetness that is very enjoyable (not to mention the apples were enormous).
Outside they had a pumpkin patch of sorts and a rather large area to walk around while sipping cider or munching on sample of different apples. The only reason that this did not get five stars is the parking tends to be a little bit tricky the first (or second) time you go and try to find which exit to pull into. The people are great though, the Orchard is beautiful and if you go with your family you will have fun.
5 based on 44 reviews
Multiple generations of Jaswell's have run this family farm. Known for pick your own apples and berries. Bakery onsite makes great pies and cider donuts. Delicious sweet corn from late July through Sept. Very friendly welcoming staff.
4.5 based on 19 reviews
Monday afternoon August 8, 2016 Louis and I went to Johnston War Memorial Park.
Address: 1583 Hartford Avenue Johnston, Rhode Island 02919.
This park is a memorial for may wars.
It has: three walking trails, baseball fields, tennis courts, a place for fishing, and basketball courts.
A park for all age groups.
There is a playground for the children.
A beautiful pond with geese around.
People can sit on the benches.
It wasn't too dirty, but some parks are cleaner than others are.
A bridge to walk on.
During the fall season there is an Apple Festival.
A great park for walking to get plenty of exercise.
Louis and I had a very nice relaxing and peaceful afternoon at the park, but the weather was hot.
4.5 based on 6 reviews
We reviewed this location for #ThisIsNewEngland after our visit there November 9, 2014. Well marked trails, family friendly, Couples everywhere, though far between them and us, as this area is huge.
The downside is that on the Orange Trail, you escape the city view and have awesome nature everywhere, but you never really escape the noise of the city. The other trails are further away, so they might have a better sound buffer.
For more on what we saw, http://thisisnewengland.blogspot.com/2014/11/powder-mill-ledges-wildlife-refuge.html, including some awesome photographs.
4.5 based on 790 reviews
This innovative and internationally renowned museum showcases more than 80,000 works of art from Paul Revere's silver and caricatures of 18th century Europe, to French Impressionists and the avant-garde works of recent alumni. A 12th-century Japanese Buddha has its own room with benches for meditating.
RISD Museum continues to be top-notch! we were there Jan 2015 and much of the displays delighted me-again, or newly! Beautiful furniture design-a cherry music stand as eye-catching as a sculpture--some classics from mid-century 1900's still sharp and stand-out well-designed---but I also want to compliment the guides this time. We were given suggestions and offered assistance to see more of what we were obviously enjoying by several guides-and helped navigating some of the more confusing halls and connections between areas. All was done pleasantly and so helpfully-I was really impressed and grateful!
4.5 based on 46 reviews
Founded in 1809, Brown & Hopkins Country Store has been in continuous operation making it one of America's oldest country stores! Two floors filled to the brim...a country shoppers paradise! We feature gourmet specialties from New England, RI Honey (great for allergies), RI Maple Syrup, and the best fudge you ever tasted!Visit our main floor which features a self serve cafe (100% of the donations for coffee, tea or cocoa go to the local charity of the month), over 6 candle lines, an old fashioned candy counter and a ladies boutique!The second floor features several room settings....a patriotic room, a curtain and textile room, a bedroom, and a gathering room...so many folks tell us how they'd like to move in! We hope you'll visit soon...we can't wait to make you feel at home!
For all that's it's a very historic store, none of that history is on display inside the store. It's a very heavily stocked gift store with a wide variety of goods. You could easily find a gift for anyone here.
4.5 based on 23 reviews
Visited before holidays to buy local wine. Fruity white wine. Check ahead for dates of wine tasting . Children are welcome and plenty of open space fro them to run off energy. Nice gift basket with Rhode Island products, including maple syrup from nearby farm
5 based on 4 reviews
The Confreda family began farming in 1922. Farming just over 400 acres of land in Cranston and Warwick, their operations represent one of the oldest and largest commercial vegetable farms in the state of Rhode Island. Through the years, the Confreda family has worked to provide customers with high quality produce, always expanding their efforts to bring customers into the family farm experience.
has everything from apples to ice cream to fresh made pies. great hot food section. nice seating area. flowers,plants and great people who know the business inside and out. great bakery area as well and carry items you need along with fresh veggies and fruits grown on the farm itself.WOW
4.5 based on 28 reviews
A group of us went for the first time and were really impressed with the wine itself as well as the location. The staff were nice, fun to talk to and knowledgable on the wines.
The building is a pretty cool old barn with great beams, trusses and levels. There was a pretty good looking snack bar (or bakery) a playhouse and a piano player while we visited.
The winery offered home made wines from mostly California and some Rhode Island grapes. The teasing pours were generous and I think 10 or so different wines depending on whats available. A great deal at I think $12 per person.
We'll be back as this is only a short drive from where we live.
4.5 based on 11 reviews
My boyfriend and I love visiting new winery's in the surrounded area in RI he came across this one when he was working (Johnston FireDept.) and told me he wanted to take me there. Once we went I was pleasantly surprised by what a wonderful winery it was. Wine was fabulous and we enjoy a small picnic we brought with us. Definitely will be going back.
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