North Scituate Live Cam

A village in the town of Scituate, Rhode Island


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  • Frederickson Stove Shop
  • 985 Chopmist Hill Rd. - North Scituate
  • Rhode Island 02857 - United States
  • (401) 647-5427
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Known for sandy shores and seaside Colonial towns

There are more than 250 attractions throughout the state including the golden marble mansions of Newport and WaterplacePark in Providence. Come swim and sail along 400 miles of coastline. There are more golf courses per person than just about anywhere else. There is also gambling and skiing to enjoy.

Rhode Island is 1 of 6 states in New England and one of the original thirteen colonies. It is the smallest state in size (1214 square miles). It also has over 400 miles of coast line. It was the first to declare it's independance from England (May 4, 1776) and last of the 13 original colonies to join the United States of America by adopting the Constitution (1790). Today it has a revitalized capitol city (Providence) and a strong economy that is supported chiefly upon tourism in such areas as Newport.

Population: 1,003,500Seat Belt/Child Restraint Laws: Seat belts are required for all; child seats required for ages 3 and under
Capital: ProvidenceHolidays: Jan 1; Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Jan (3rd Mon.);President's Day Feb (3rd Mon.); Rhode Island Independence Day, May 4; Memorial Day, May (last Mon.); July 4; Victory Day, Aug. (2nd Mon.); Labor Day, Sept. (1st Mon.); Columbus Day, Oct. (2nd Mon.); Veterans Day, Nov. 11; Thanksgiving; Dec. 25
Time Zone: Eastern DSTTaxes: Rhode Islands statewide sales tax is 7% and has a lodging tax of 5%
Min Drivers Age: 16Information Centers: I-95 Welcome Center in Richmond opens daily 8:30-6:30, Memorial Day through Columbus Day; 8:00-4:30, all other days except Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, and Dec 25
Helmets for Motorcyclists: Required for passengersHighest Point: 812 ft, Jerimoth Hill
Radar Detectors: PermittedLowest Point: Sea level, Atlantic Ocean

Rhode Island has 2 distinct regions: the southern coast and the upland's rolling hills of the north and west, and lowlands of the Narragansett Basin. Rhode Island's highest point is only eight hundred and twelve feet, Jerimoth Hill, in Foster.

Much of the state is woodland (over 60%) and has many glacial and man-made lakes scattered throughout the state (nearly 300 ponds, lakes and reservoirs). During the Great Ice Age, glacial activity created a very rocky terrain. Stone walls, built by farmers clearing their land, criss-cross the state.

It's nick name as the Ocean State is well deserved; it has 400 miles of beautiful sandy and rocky shoreline even though the state is only 37 miles wide and 48 miles long. There are many islands within the state. The largest is Rhode Island island (natives know it as Aquidneck Island), followed by Conanicut (Jamestown) and Prudence. The summer resort of Block Island lies nine miles off the coast; ferries link Block Island and Prudence Island to the many main land ferry landings (Point Judith and Newport, as well as New London, CT, and Montauk, NY.

The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations has the largest name of all the states even though it is the smallest (RI would fit into Alaska 483 times).

Water is Rhode Island's main attraction from its beautiful salt water beaches and shore line to its sparkling lakes. The bluff coast and the islands offer a wide range of resort settings. Newport is popular, and Jamestown is the focal point to quaint, quiet Conanicut Island, which is devoted to summer recreation. Block Island attracts thousands to its cliff guarded strands, fields and ponds. Golf, tennis, boating, and horseback riding are among the diversions offered.

Fishing just off Block Island is considered to be among the best in the world. Anglers can catch flounder, cod mackerel, pollock, swordfish, tuna, marlin and many other varieties in Rhode Island Sound. Several party, or head, boats offer scheduled bottom fishing from Narragansett, Westerly and Sakonnet Point in Little Compton. Inland waters are stocked with pike, trout, and bass. Ice fishing in our ponds often yields pickerel, yellow perch, northern pike and small and large mouth bass.

Hunting is open to the public in season by annual permit at the Department of Environmental Management areas throughout the state. Permits can be obtained from the Division of Fish and Wildlife field offices.

State parks are usually open daily from 6am to 11pm. Entrance fees and beach passes apply to some parks and beaches.

Bicycling has become very popular since the East Bay Bicycle Path opened. It stretches for 14.5 miles along an asphalt paved path extending from Providence's India Point to Bristol's Colt State Park.

Ice skating, sledding, snow mobiling, and cross country skiing are allowed in many parks. Downhill skiing is available at Yawgoo Valley in Exeter. Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown is popular for cross country skiing.

Sightseeing is simplified by traveling along US 1, part of the New England Heritage Trail, which passes or is near most of the state's recreation and resort areas and historic and scenic attractions between Westerly and Pawtucket. There are numerous boat tours and other sightseeing tours available. Information about Rhode Island's Heritage Trail, which includes alternate routes in the Kingston, Jamestown, Little Compton, Newport, Wickford and Warwick sections, is available at the state information centers.