Finding things to do in Burrillville

Burrillville, Rhode Island, is a quaint town rich in natural beauty and local history, making it a perfect destination for those looking to explore off the beaten path. Nature enthusiasts can visit the Buck Hill Management Area, which offers extensive trails for hiking, mountain biking, and wildlife observation in a diverse ecosystem. For a touch of local history, the Assembly Theatre provides cultural enrichment with various performances and community events in a historic setting. Burrillville also has a strong sports tradition, particularly in hockey, with visitors and locals often gathering at the Levy Rink for games and skating sessions. During the winter months, the town offers excellent opportunities for ice fishing and snowmobiling, embracing the chilly weather with open arms. Additionally, the local farms in the area, such as Spring Lake Beach, offer recreational activities and fresh local produce, enhancing the small-town charm of Burrillville.

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Shopping & Things To Do

Built in 1786 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Federal-style home is an interesting spot to get a quick view of life during the early years of the United States. Nicely preserved and open for tours.

A “hidden gem” mom & pop store with a wide selection of home decor, interesting knick knacks, repurposed furniture, and more. Great place to visit and browse the barn and see what’s available.

The oldest amusement penny arcade in the United States. Has a collection of antique arcade games seldom found anywhere else in working use.

Hosts revolving exhibits and special collections of early Americana, collectibles, antiques, local history, and more.

Farms & Local Markets

A small marketplace in Pascoag with specialty foods, baked goods, floral arrangements, and basic necessities. One of the only locally-owned markets in-town and very convenient.

Seasonal outdoor farmers market located at the Stillwater Mill Pavillion every Thursday and Saturday, June through October. Local food, art, and live music.

Family-owned farm with an on-site bake shoppe, which serve  handmade  breads, pastries, pies, cookies, and more. Often hosts “foodie” events open to the public.

37-acre family-owned farm with fresh produce, eggs, milk, and artisanal handmade products. Also has a flower and plant nursery.

Recreation & Activities

Shared land between RI, CT, and MA lines. Covers over 2,000 acres of forest and wetlands with marked hiking trails. Also a popular spot for ATV-ing and fishing in Wallum Lake. There are a few remnants of the 19th century farms that were active here before the US Civil War.

Quiet and relaxing outdoor recreation spot with easy hiking trails, fishing areas, kayaking, and canoeing. There is also an orchard where you can pick your own apples.

1,500 acres of forested land with hiking trails, bird watching trails, and seasonal hunting areas.

Beautiful little park near town center. Great spot for a day picnic or bring the kids to the playground. There is a bridge that passes over a small brook and waterfall.

A 1.2 mile off-road bike path that runs along the former New York, New Haven and Hartford Railway and connects the villages of Harrisville and Pascoag.

Popular local swimming hole with swim dock, food concessions, picnic tables, restrooms with outdoor showers, childrens’ slides, etc. The Spring Lake Arcade is also located at this facility, which is the oldest penny arcade in the U.S. and filled with antique and rare games.