Things to do in Lincoln

Discover Lincoln, Rhode Island: History, Nature, and Leisure

Lincoln, Rhode Island, offers a delightful mix of historical attractions, natural beauty, and leisure activities that make it a rewarding destination for visitors. The town is home to the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, which tells the story of the birthplace of America’s Industrial Revolution and offers beautiful riverwalks and bike paths. For those interested in a leisurely day out, Twin River Casino provides a variety of entertainment options, including gaming, dining, and live events. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy Lincoln Woods State Park, a popular spot for swimming, fishing, and picnicking, set amidst a scenic forested landscape. Additionally, the Hearthside House Museum and the Great Road Historic District offer fascinating glimpses into Rhode Island’s colonial and industrial past. Lincoln’s blend of historical depth, recreational offerings, and natural splendor provides something for everyone to enjoy.

Welcome to Lincoln

Shopping & Things To Do

Shopping is probably the easiest and most convenient aspect of living here because you have the Lincoln Mall right in town! The mall contains thirty storefronts, eight restaurants, and one cinema. That means all of your essential shopping needs can be done in one spot with stores like Dollar Tree, HomeGoods, Marshalls, Ocean State Job Lot, Stop & Shop, and Target. For smaller businesses and boutique shopping, check out the Lincoln Shopping Center or Route 126 in Saylesville.

Lincoln is also home to Bally's Twin River Lincoln, Rhode Island’s largest gaming and entertainment venue. Twin River attracts top entertainers and performers throughout the year, including boxing & MMA events. The casino has 162,000 square feet of gaming space, including 4,200 slot machines and 119 live table games like blackjack, roulette, craps, and poker rooms. Plus, there are five different restaurants, pubs and lounges for visitors. You can have a “staycation” right down the street every weekend if you wanted to!

Beautiful open recreation land with 627 acres of forest, wetlands, and waterfront around Olney Pond. You can enjoy the freshwater beach, picnic areas, trout fishing, and several miles of hiking mountain biking trails. Lincoln Woods is also a popular spot for horseback riding with designated trails away from bikers. Rock climbers also come here for the glacial sized boulders along the hiking terrain.

Recreation & Activities

The Nature Conservancy designated Lime Rock as a protected nature preserve in 1986 due to its unique and abundant plant life. The lime rock enriches the soil and produces 30 different species of rare plants seldom found anywhere else in the North East. It’s a nice area to take a long walk or hike and dogs are allowed.

Blackstone River Bikeway: the second-longest bike path in the state at 16.5 miles. It runs right along the Cumberland / Lincoln border, following the old Blackstone river railway, and leads north into Woonsocket or south towards Providence. This also provides residents a great way to get around town without having to take a car! Go for a bike ride, walk, jog, or rollerblade to your next stop.

A private membership country club with an 18-hole championship golf course. The course offers banquet space for weddings, a PGA-certified pro shop, fitness facility, full-service restaurant, and shooting ranges.

An indoor rock climbing gym offering classes and group instruction to both adults and kids. The gym also has summer day camps for kids and community groups for outdoor climbing. The has 10,000 sq. feet of climbing space, 50 rope walls, and 70 bouldering areas,

Sunset Stables

Go here if you’d like to learn how to ride horses or teach your kids about equestrian sports. Trainers bring visitors on day rides through Lincoln Woods State Park seven days per week They offer a summer camp, adult and youth lessons, and frequent horse shows throughout the year.

True to its name in every way, this activity space is built for indoor and outdoor battles —  airsoft, paintball, dodgeball, archery tag, and lazer tag. It’s a great place to bring kids from 3 – 15 years old for birthday parties (or an outside-of-the-box corporate event!)

This is an indoor racing kart track for kids and adults alike. Their recently renovated MEGA Track is a 50-second lap race and a real thrill ride. The place also has axe bar — yes, a place where you can throw axes (large and small) at wooden targets. And you get a full-sized sports bar and restaurant. You won’t find another event place like this one in Rhode Island.