First settled in 1710, Scituate is a tranquil rural town located in northern Rhode Island, and comprised of ten villages: Chopmist, Clayville, Fiskeville, Glenn Rock, Hope, Jackson, North Scituate, Ponagansett, Rockland and Saundersville. Scituate is known for its unspoiled forests, excellent school system, pristine streams and ponds and its most prominent feature, the Scituate Reservoir. The reservoir encompasses over five miles of surface area and is the largest body of freshwater in Rhode Island. It is surrounded by vast acres of protected land allowing for its natural beauty and abundant wildlife.
North Scituate, a village of Scituate, is home to the Scituate Art Festival. Arguably the most anticipated and best festival in Rhode Island. It showcases more than 200 arts and crafts exhibitors from across the US and Canada, and attracts over 100,000 visitors each year. The festival is held annually over the Columbus Day weekend.
Scituate has a variety of hiking/walking trails and recreational areas for the outdoor lover. Tucked away in the middle of Hope Village you’ll find Hope Park, a clean family-oriented park with two playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts and two baseball fields. Hope Village is also where you’ll find the Trott-Perry Land Preserve Trail. This is an easy hike, less than 1 mile, along the Pawtuxet River. In the Scituate village of Clayville is Westconnaug Meadows, where a short, a little over 1 mile, marked hiking trail with a scenic overlook is located. Lawton Farm has a 2.3 mile loop trail within the 54 acre conservation land. The hike is accessible for all skill levels and a great place to watch birds and butterflies. Scituate is also home to the Gorham Athletic Field Complex, used by the Scituate Foster Little League. This is a modern complex with two baseball fields and spectator seating and scoreboards for each field. Gorham also has ample parking and a concession stand. Scituate has an excellent school system, and is ranked in the top 20 of all public school systems in Rhode Island.
Looking for a place to dine in Scituate, try Cindy’s Diner, a town favorite since 1984. Since 1986, the family-owned Corner Bistro has been serving up generous proportions of delicious Italian cuisine in their cozy, full-service restaurant.
Scituate is an idyllic New England town with a quaint, historic Main Street filled with fine shops, unique stores and a picturesque gazebo.
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