Rainy Spring Break, 2021

We chose Rhode Island to be our thirteenth state as it was one of two Northeast States we hadn’t camped in yet. I was fortunate to get a block of weekdays at Fisherman’s Memorial State Campground which is notoriously difficult to secure reservations. We were not fortunate, however, with the weather.

For a state run campground, Fisherman’s Memorial has full hookups available, a generous playground, paved roads and water access. We discovered a cool feature during our stay: the campground was a fort that was decommissioned after World War Two and traces of its underground barracks and munition storage can be seen throughout the park. It’s proximity to Narragansett was another reason we chose to stay there.

The week before Spring Break, the weather was unseasonably warm with abundant sunshine. The day we left a low pressure system moved in and stalled for the whole week. You have to make the most of these situations, we enjoyed the sun on the drive home.

Narragansett is a quaint, walkable town. It’s easy to see it’s charm, probably a lot better in season without the sting of wind driven drizzle on your face. We had a great lunch at The Coast Guard House and spent way too much money at the candy store.

We hiked The Black Point Trail which leads you through a dune and sand forest leading you out to these giant boulders with hundreds of small tide pools. The kids had a great time jumping from rock to rock and searching for small sea creatures.

We took an off season ferry ride to Block Island during our stay. We were limited to walk on fares only since The Block Island Ferry was already booked for autos that day. This was probably due to the amount of construction and renovations occurring on the island in order to get it’s buildings ready for the busy summer season.

We were able to find the one restaurant open and had a couple of beers and a nice lunch, thanks to Poor Peoples Pub. We found a hidden gem at Abram’s Animal Farm. They had an interesting assortment of animals and we had the place to ourselves.

While waiting for our ferry ride back to the mainland, the kids played on the jetty and adjacent beach. Some women rode up on horseback and let the kids pet their horses. I’ve been to Block Island in season and it is great to have your choice of open shops and restaurants but we still had fun and now looking back at the pictures, the weather didn’t seem so bad after all.

To see more of our Rhode Island Adventure, please check the link below to our video. Thanks for stopping by.

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