Sure, it's smaller than any state you can name.
But "Little Rhodie" has it all over much bigger states when it comes to spectacularly beautiful fall foliage (take THAT, Alaska!) and doesn't mind showing it off come Autumn.
Rhode Island fall foliage hotspots include Blackstone Valley, Newport, and South County. Even urban Providence puts on a show with a stroll down Prospect Terrace -- for a sweeping view of the city skyline trimmed in fall color. And, don't forget the Providence's biggest attractions in early autumn come with a "Waterfire" bonfire spectacular downtown, promising a romantic night out on a fine fall evening.
Enjoy the whole day, or the entire weekend, during Rhode Island fall festival season. Have fun!
Everybody's invited to the festa! -- during
Columbus Day weekend in Providence.
September 23, 2023 -- Smith’s Castle Harvest Festival North Kingstown -- Step back in time to a 17th century harvest and enjoy fresh apples and old fashioned apple pie, plus butter making demonstrations, a petting zoo, kids' colonial games and crafts, and live entertainment.
October 6 - October 9, 2023 -- Autumnfest Woonsocket -- There's fun for the whole family including live music, crafts, food, amusement rides, and the big parade on Columbus Day weekend.
October 6 - October 9, 2023 -- Columbus Day Weekend Festival Providence -- Everybody's Italian with sample bites from the area's top restaurants along with cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, amusement rides and games.
October 7 - October 9, 2023 -- Scituate Art Festival Scituate -- Enjoy the surrounding scenery while you take in the painted landscapes, antiques, ceramics, handmade jewelry and sculpture, plus savory bites at the food court with live entertainment.
October 14 - October 15, 2023 -- Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival Newport -- Chow down on a fall harvest of seafood including lobster, crab cakes, and oysters plus live entertainment and local craft brews.
More about Rhode Island fall color around the Web:
Island Fall Foliage - Overview of New England fall foliage viewing with specific
tours & directions for Rhode Island fall hot spots including areas around
Providence, Newport, Warwick, Blackstone Valley.
Island Scenic Drives
- Cruise Rhode Island's most scenic drives anytime of year with descriptions,
maps & directions for Great and Breakneck Hill Roads, Route 102, Route 114
and High Street, Shannock Road and Veteran's Memorial Parkway.