Rhode Island Travel Information

By | October 2, 2022

ATTRACTIONS: (some major ones)
Like all New England states, Rhode Island offers incredible natural beauty, colonial history and an amazing heritage of culture.

  • Beautyphoon: Basic information about the U.S. state of Rhode Island, including state history, geography, population, economy, and politics.

Favorite attractions include Newport ‘s Gilded Age mansion tours, the entire Narragansett Bay and its boating and fishing activities, Block Island, coastal lighthouses, and the stylish Providence Capital.

For family outdoor fun and adventure ideas, or for a relaxing weekend getaway, follow the links below.

CITY ATTRACTIONS:

  • newport
  • Providence

AGREEMENT AND VISITOR’S OFFICE:

  • East Providence
  • newport
  • newport landmarks
  • Pawtucket
  • Providence
  • sights of providence
  • Warwick
  • Woonsocket

GENERAL INTEREST:

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  • Times to Travel: With many historic sites, beautiful scenery and others’ points of interest, Rhode Island is an exciting vacation destination at any time of the year.

Rhode Island weather

Climate: Rhode Island enjoys a four-season climate, but the weather here is erratic and quick to change based on Atlantic Ocean currents and winds.

Narragansett Bay and all coastal areas are generally cooler in summer and warmer in winter when compared to inland areas.

  • Biotionary: Nickname of Rhode Island, covering state overview, travel information and most popular attractions.

In general, January is the coldest month with average high temperatures around 30 degrees. Statewide, winters are cold and wet, with some snow, mostly in the northwest.

July and August are the warmest months with average high temperatures in the low 80s.

Annual rainfall averages about 45 inches, with slightly higher amounts in the rolling countryside west of Narragansett Bay.

Seasonal Temperature Averages:
NEWPORT

HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit/Celsius)

(Jan) 40/4 (Feb) 34/1 (March) 45/7 (April) 53/11

May 66/19 (Jun) 73/22 (July) 78/25 (Aug) 78/25

(Sept) 73/22 (Oct) 66/18 (Nov) 49/9 (Dec) 40/4

LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit/Celsius)

(Jan) 28/-2 (February) 20/-6 (March) 29/-2 (April) 37/2

May 48/8 (June) 58/14 (July) 63/17 (August) 63/16

(September) 57/13 (October) 52/10 (November) 36/2 (December) 28/-2

WUNSOCKET

HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)

(Jan) 38/3 (February) 32/0 (March) 46/7 (April) 53/11

May 71/21 (June) 76/24 (July) 80/26 (August) 80/26

(September) 75/23 (October) 66/18 (November) 47/8 (December) 36/2

LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)

(Jan) 24/-4 (February) 16/-8 (March) 27/-3 (April) 36/2

May 48/8 (June) 56/13 (July) 61/15 (August) 60/15

(September) 55/12 (October) 49/9 (November) 33/0 (December) 23/-5

Schuylkill River Valley National Heritage Area

The Schuylkill River is an American river flowing for about 209 km through the state of Pennsylvania. Its watershed reaches about 5,000 km2 and extends exclusively to the territory of Pennsylvania. It springs in the Appalachian Mountains in an area called Tuscarora Springs, near Tamaqua in Schuylkill County. Its west arm begins near Minersville and connects to the east arm in the town of Schuylkill Haven. Other major tributaries are Tulpehocken Creek, Schuylkill Little River, Maiden Creek, Manatawny Creek, French Creek, and Perkiomen Creek. The Schuylkill itself is the largest tributary of the Delaware River.

The river flows through a beautiful landscape that is a great place for hiking, biking, jogging and other outdoor activities. The so-called Schuylkill River Trail was created here, where you can follow the marked paths from Philadelphia, through Manayunk to the village of Mont Clare. The final sections of the trail are flooded with water from the Schuylkill Canal. The river is very popular with water sports lovers, the Vail Regatta and the Bayada Regatta, which is designed for physically challenged competitors, are regularly held here. The area is notable for its numerous historical, recreational and cultural attractions. Here you will find a large number of historical places and architectural monuments.

Steamtown National Historic Site

The Steamtown National Historic Landmark is a 62.48-acre railroad museum and historic railroad in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania. The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, which connected Pennsylvania to the Lackawanna Valley, crossed this location in the past. A museum was built near it and houses a working replica of the turntable and locomotive depot, which were built in 1902 and 1937, respectively.

Steamtown was declared a National Historic Landmark during a session of Congress on October 30, 1986. It was officially opened to the public only in the summer of 1995, and in 2005 it already celebrated its ten-year anniversary of operation. Today, Steamtown introduces visitors to the story and history of the steam locomotives that ran on these tracks between 1850 and 1950.

A large part of the locomotive collections comes from the steam period, less so from the period of diesel train propulsion. Passenger and freight locomotives, as well as passenger and freight historic vehicles, are exhibited here. First, individual smaller collections were assembled in many places in the northeastern United States of America, which were gradually all moved to Steamtown. Most models were relocated from Bellow Falls, Scranton in 1984.

Johnstown Flood National Monument

The Johnstown Flood National Memorial commemorates the 2,209 people who died in the Great Flood that hit the town of Johnstown on May 31, 1889. The flooding was caused by the breach of the South Fork Dam. The monument is located near 733 Lake Road South Fork in Pennsylvania, about 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Johnstown. The remains of the dam were designated a National Monument by the United States Congress on August 31, 1964.

The South Fork Dam breach occurred as a result of several days of heavy rains. At that time, 20 million tons of water were released from the dam, destroying and killing everything in its path. It killed over 2,200 people and caused a total of $17 million in damage. This disaster was the first major rescue operation in which the American Red Cross, led by Clara Barton, participated. Aid to flood victims came from all over the United States, as well as from 18 foreign countries.

Johnstown Flood National Monument