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Dayville, CT 06241
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Mansfield Hollow Dam is located in the Mansfield Hollow State Park. Mansfield Hollow Lake owes its origin to this dam constructed in 1952. Included in the National Register of Historic Place, this dam area is now a popular picnic spot.
Tantiusques is located at Sturbridge, Massachusetts. It is a open space reservation and historic site owned and managed by The Trustees of Reservations. This area is known for its old and defunct graphite mines. This area is also listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places.
About 40 minutes outside of Providence, in the small community of Coventry, lies the Greene Homestead. Built in 1770 by the Revolutionary War hero himself, the place is surrounded by lovely gardens and overlooks the Pawtuxet River. The building has been converted into a museum; inside is a comprehensive history of the man and his exploits. War buffs of all kinds will marvel at the on-site cannon, and souvenirs can be had at the museum gift shop.
Nestled in the Mount Pleasant section of Providence near Rhode Island College, this golf course won a three star rating in Golf Digest's 'Places to Play' list. Designed by Donald Ross in 1930, golfers still find this challenging golf course a nice respite away from busy Providence. Along with well-kept greens, there are banquet facilities and a clubhouse which allows players to rent for banquets and parties.
The Dexter Training Ground just south of Federal Hill is a small park that used to be an actual military drill field during the Civil War. It is named after Ebenezer Knight Dexter, a local benefactor and philanthropist who donated the land. One of the main highlights is the magnificent Rhode Island State Armory that stands majestically at the end of the park. Today, the training ground itself is primarily a dog park, however it still has trails that allow cyclists, joggers and anyone else to enjoy the outdoors.
Just north of Providence up the Louisquisset Pikeway and off of Woodward Road, visitors will find Wanskuck Park. It's in the historic district of the same name and is mainly used for people to let their dogs run around and get some energy out. However, this park is for more than just the dogs. There are some tranquil spots for a picnic or a walk on the forested trails, which make for quite the relaxing afternoon.
Riverwalk & Waterplace Park is pegged against the confluence of the Woonasquatucket and Providence rivers in a little corner of downtown Providence. It's best known for its WaterFire events, which are mini-bonfires that bob atop the water to the beat of world and classical music. The city revitalized the entire area in 1994 and the walk makes an otherwise droll stroll into a pleasant one when walking to College Hill over the Washington Street bridge. The park's bridges are fashioned after those classical ones in Venice, and it's not uncommon to see gondoliers gliding under them.
Situated in the area of the prestigious Providence College, Schneider Arena opened in 1973 and can seat over 3,000 people. The arena is used for men and women's hockey games and other programmes. Please check the website for event details.
Burnside Park is located adjacent to Kennedy Square Plaza and it's known for its popular Burnside Music Series concerts every summer. The park is named after Ambrose Burnside, a Civil War general from the state of Rhode Island and it was constructed in 1892. Another highlight in the park includes the Bajnotti Fountain and it's just an overall great place to relax amidst the downtown hustle-and-bustle.
On the corner of Westminster and Union streets is where you'll find this small square. It is primarily known for its summer 'Movies on the Block' series, where flicks are shown for free, but it also holds mini-markets, skateboard contests, food trucks and other events. It's definitely a place where the community gathers, especially when the weather allows.