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Matunuck oysters.  The Narragansett Indians inhabited this area and called it Matunuck meaning “look out”.  Maybe the name reflected a need for security, or maybe it was the view. But the real star here are the oysters. University of Rhode Island aquaculture grad Perry Raso farms the delicacies close by on Potter Pond. His pond-to-plate concept at Matunuck Oyster Bar is a winner and his restaurant is on our must-visit list whenever… Read More

The famous Cliff Walk has fully re-opened after a two-year hiatus due to repairing storm damage.  But don’t be deceived, the “Walk” is no stroll on the beach! About a third of the free, 3.5 mile coastal path is across very rocky terrain.  Sometimes the large, relatively flat boulders provide fairly easy passage, but other portions require some climbing, as well as navigating loose, sharp rocks.  It could be treacherous if conditions… Read More

    Rhode Island is such a state of contrasts from the elegance of Newport to the quaintness of Narragansett and fine dining to the best of seafood from beach-side shacks.  Most importantly for us, Rhode Island also means spending time with good friends, seeing long-time college buddies and of course, a visit to a URI football game. The exploring is fun since you never have to go too far (or you are… Read More

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