Cynthia - Click to enlarge Edition #57, 28 December 2009

Hello, my name is Cynthia, a mermaid from the cool waters of New England. Thank you for visiting my collection of articles on New England travel. I would like to wish everyone a very happy New Year!

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Warwick, Rhode Island

Warwick is located just south of Providence in Kent County. It is the second largest city in Rhode Island. Warwick was founded in 1642 by Samuel Gorton, and was incorporated as a city in 1931. The T. F. Green Airport, located in Warwick, is Rhode Island's primary airport. Here is a map of Warwick.

Warwick is located along Narragansett Bay, and enjoys some of the best views around. It is time to give your camera a workout! The city enjoys 39 miles of coastline, perfect for boating and beaching activities, or just enjoying the scenery.

For those interested in Colonial America, be sure to plan a stop in Warwick. It was here that the first shots of the American Revolution were fired in 1772 against the British vessel, the HMS Gaspée. From the bay in Warwick

The Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum is located at 4157 Post Road. It was built in 1872 by William Smith Slater for his daughter, and has remained in the family ever since. The house has been passed down from female to female until reaching its present day owner.

Located on a scenic 75-acre estate on Narragansett Bay, Aldrich Mansion can be found at 836 Warwick Neck Avenue. It was built during Senator Nelson W. Aldrich's golden years, and was featured in the 1998 movie, Meet Joe Black, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt.

When the snow melts and the weather grows warm, you will find that there are a number of fine beaches in Warwick. Salt water beaches include Oakland Beach, Goddard Park, Conimicut Point, and City Park. Fresh water swimming can be found at Gorton Pond, Little Pond, Sand Pond, and Warwick Pond.

Get out on the water with Seaward Charters, located at 269 Paine Street. Seaward features fishing charters, sightseeing, dinner cruises, sunset cruises, and scuba diving. Certainly something for everyone!

Warwick is home to two functioning lighthouses. Warwick Neck Lighthouse can be found at the very bottom of Warwick Neck, directing sea vessels in upper Narragansett Bay. Conimicut Lighthouse is located offshore at the edge of Conimicut Point Park. Unfortunately, neither lighthouse is open to the public.

Perfect for a cozy lunch or a baby shower, the place folks are talking about is Ferns & Flowers Tea House. Enjoy personal service in a relaxing atmosphere. Ferns & Flowers is located at 1094 Centerville Road, and will be closed from January 10th to February 2nd for vacation.

Notable restaurants in Warwick include Timmy's Restaurant & Landing at 1 Bay Avenue. Timmy's features seafood and steaks, and a great waterfront view.

While the food is very good, folks return to Gregg's on a regular basis for their desserts. Located at 1359 Post Road, Gregg's features American cuisine, and a very helpful wait-staff. If your taste is Chinese food, make your way to New Canton Restaurant at 588 Warwick Avenue. Excellent food, and a very friendly staff.

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