Things to do in Richmond

Richmond, Rhode Island, offers a tranquil escape with its rural charm and array of outdoor activities. This town is a paradise for those who love the outdoors, featuring several golf courses like the Meadowbrook Golf Course, where enthusiasts can enjoy a round in picturesque surroundings. For adventure seekers, the Beaver River Preserve provides numerous hiking and mountain biking trails set against the backdrop of vibrant natural scenery. Richmond also caters to fishing aficionados with ample freshwater fishing spots teeming with trout and other species. The town's small but bustling community hosts seasonal events such as the Richmond Country Fair, which celebrates local culture with crafts, food, and entertainment. Additionally, antique shops and local farm stands offer unique shopping experiences where visitors can find Rhode Island specialties and treasures. Richmond's laid-back atmosphere is perfect for those looking to unwind and enjoy nature’s beauty.


Shopping & Things To Do

The two main areas for shopping in South Kingstown are the Wakefield-Peacedale and Kingston villages. These historic districts are perfect for walkable window shopping — consignment, antiques, rare books, specialty stores, and more. If you live here and need essentials, the Wakefield Mall and Salt Pond Shopping Center both have large retailers to choose from. The URI Campus also has the Kingston Emporium, a small shopping mall with a good selection of restaurants and small shops.

Celebrated for over 50 years, this summertime fair attracts some of the top country music stars in America. It’s a two-day weekend festival with hundreds of demonstrators, outdoor games, food stands, crafters, artists, and more.

A fun place to bring the family for corn mazes, pumpkin picking, scavenger hunts, and more. The shop includes all kinds of sugary treats like fresh-pressed apple cider, maple syrup, and honey sticks.

2,359 acres of evergreen forest, wetlands, and agriculture. Popular local spot for fishing and seasonal hunting, and many different trails for hiking.

Hiking trails in a heavily wooded area with views of Beaver River. Perfect for a family outing or a casual day hike.

Opened to the public in September 2017. There is a beautiful boardwalk with informational signs about the founding and history of Richmond.

A protected nature preserve with a small hiking trail and open for hunting at certain times of the year. The wetlands here are home to several endangered species of plants and wildlife, including rare species of dragonflies and damselflies.

A small park right of Nooseneck Hill Road, perfect for a family outing or leisurely strolls in a peaceful outdoor setting.

A private sporting community with upland hunting, ziplining, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, tennis, archery, ATVs, cross country skiing, snowmobiles, a championship 18-hole golf course, and the longest indoor gun range in America.

A public, 18-hole championship golf course with a banquet hall and restaurant (The Clubhouse Grill). Has earned four-star ratings from USA Today and Golf Digest.

A public, 18-hole golf course purchased and renovated in 2006 by the same owners of Richmond Country Club. At Par 72 and 7400 yards from the back tees, it is the longest public course in Rhode Island.

Located right over the town line in West Kingston, Laurel Lane is a public, 18-hole golf course. It has two restaurants (RUDY’s Bar & Grille and CaddyShack), a driving range, pro shop, and banquet hall for weddings and private events.