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Fall Things to Do in Rhode Island

9 Places to Get Your Cider Donut Fix

October’s just about over but there’s still a bunch of fall activities you can do in Rhode Island

By Joshua Aromin

Fall, or if you prefer calling it autumn, is my favorite season in Rhode Island. Period. To me, it’s the most comfortable season in the state when it comes to temperature, and it’s our last line of defense before the dreaded New England winter. I know Rhode Island has its fair share of winter lovers, but if I lived another day without having to touch a snow shovel or deal with our infamous ice skaters on four wheels, I’d be perfectly happy.

Anyway, aside from the lack of snow and freezing temps, I also really like fall for the different activities. The editors of Rhode Island Monthly have been busy doing and writing about some of the things to do in fall in the Ocean State. Here’s what they’ve been up to.

10 Corn Mazes in Rhode Island and Beyond

10 Corn Mazes in Rhode Island and Beyond
Is there any other occasion when we try to get lost? Maybe not. With the advent of GPS and Googlemaps it’s harder to get lost and the corn maze (and I guess bad phone service) are the only ways to really get lost for an extended period of time. Check out some of the area’s mazes here, but make haste, they’re closing for the season soon!

Five hikes that are still somewhat undiscovered in the Ocean State.

Photo by Ernie Germani

5 Rhode Island Hikes Off the Beaten Path
If you prefer walking outdoors without intentionally trying to get lost, a hike may be more up your alley…err walking trail. While Rhode Island is most certainly known for its coastline, its woodlands are certainly nothing to scoff at. Enjoy the foliage and crunch of the leaves before it gets too cold. Read about five of Rhode Island’s trails here.

Fall Foliage Walk in Rhode Island: Swan Point CemeteryFall Foliage Walk in Rhode Island
Leading into Halloween, a walk through a cemetery is about as seasonal as you can get. But aside from the obvious spookiness from this spot, there’s a beautiful picaresque setting waiting to be seen here at the Swan Point Cemetery. Also, famed writer of the weird H.P. Lovecraft is buried here. Read more.

9 Places to Get Your Cider Donut Fix

9 Places to Get Your Cider Donut Fix
After all that walking it’s important to refuel. What better than with cider donuts? Sure, the fall treat is simple but when it tastes so good, there’s no need to be complex. It’s best to eat them warm so you may as well go to the source to get them. Here are nine places to satisfy your craving.

Brewery Tours on Rhode Island's Brew Bus

Brewery Tours on Rhode Island’s Brew Bus
And if you need to wash down those cider donuts, hop aboard the Rhode Island Brew Bus. Admittedly, this is one activity on this list you can do year round but there’s no time like the present. Leave the driving to the pros as the bus takes you along to various breweries for a new beer experience. Learn more here.


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