What to do in East Greenwich Rhode Island

East Greenwich has plenty of recreation & activities for adventure seekers

If you’re not from Rhode Island, it’s very easy to assume that Goddard Memorial State Park is located in East Greenwich. In fact, it’s a part of Warwick (even though you have to travel through East Greenwich to get there). EG also has several of its own charming parks and nature preserves explore. And taking a stroll along the shops and restaurants of the historic, waterfront district is a natural attraction to this area. Annual events include the Memorial and Veteran’s Day Parades. Or catch a live show at the Greenwich Odeum — a historic venue which has hosted to likes of Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys and more.

Goddard Memorial State Park

Goddard Park attracts thousands of visitors each year as Rhode Island’s most popular Metropolitan Park. The park offers a beautiful natural environment with spacious lawns, fields, and forested areas with a variety of trees from all over the world, including 62 deciduous and 19 evergreen species.

Frenchtown Park & Frye Nature Preserve

125 acres to explore on the grounds of the old Tillinghast factory, where cotton thread was manufactured beginning in the early 1800s. From the parking lot, follow the yellow Cotton Mill Trail for about 0.6 miles. You can turn around here or hook up with the red trail through Frye Nature Preserve for an extra 0.75 miles.

Scalloptown Park

This small town park at the end of Rocky Hollow Road overlooks Greenwich Bay. The park, though small, offers a just under a mile of walking trails with plenty of benches to sit and view the bay. The park is also popular with locals to bring their dogs. Greenwich Bay once was one of the best shell fishing locations in Rhode Island. Scallops were the main catch here. Therefore this area became known as Scalloptown.

East Greenwich - The Greenwich Odeum

Greenwich Odeum

The Odeum building first opened in 1926 as The Greenwich Theater, built at the end of vaudeville's heyday. A multi-phased renovation was recently started, improving the theater from front to back, top to bottom. We hope you will join us as we move towards a second century on East Greenwich's Main Street!

Varnum House Museum

The museum’s exhibits focus on early American furniture, household items, musical instruments, children’s toys, documents, paintings, and much more.

Varnum Armory Museum

The armory (and the James Mitchell Varnum House on Peirce Street in East Greenwich, RI) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

New England Wireless & Steam Museum

The New England Wireless and Steam Museum is an electrical and mechanical engineering museum emphasizing the beginnings of radio and steam power.

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