15 Best Things To Do In Coventry, Rhode Island

by Ketki Hanamshet Updated on 15 Oct 2018

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If you want to catch a break from city life and enjoy outside of the congestion and weariness, take a trip to Coventry, Rhode Island. The town has the perfect vibe for relaxation in rural excellence and grandeur. Coventry is home to many historic villages and sites that are well-kept in all their majesty. Here is a list of top tourist attractions in Coventry.

Let's explore Coventry points of interest and 15 best things to do in Coventry:

1. Nathaneal Greene Homestead

The Nathaneal Greene Homestead is a place of historical importance as it is the house of Revolution War veteran, Nathaneal Greene. The place exudes a great New England setting. The street on which it is located is well-maintained. It is a great place to divulge into, with history seeped in its walls. It is not an expensive trip, so it will not hurt your pockets too.

2. Enjoy wine at the ShelaLara Vineyards and Winery

If you are looking to taste traditional wine, this is where you should stop and prepare to sip. It is a sweet little place, serving wine, popcorn, crackers and other delicious items. The staff is known to be very friendly. The place is neat and clean, perfect for that undisturbed mood you need!

3. Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge

The Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge is an excellent option if you are looking to do anything outdoorsy. It is a diverse wildlife habitat boasting of ponds, brooks, open lands and upland forests. Its water bodies are home to a large number of aquatic animals and plants. It is the perfect place for picnicking. It is an interactive experience as well, great to engage in the outdoor learning experience.

4. Discover natural beauty at Tillinghast Pond Management Area

The Tillinghast Pond Management Area is a place of serene beauty. It is a 2000-acre land surrounded by protected forests. The area offers natural ponds and lakes, perfect for a boating session with the family. It is home to over a hundred different bird species, including ospreys, owls and hummingbirds. The preserve is open for number recreational activities like hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and wildlife observation. The pond loop is one of the preserve’s most iconic trails that offer a spectacular range of views.

5. Hike at the Big River Management Area

The Big River Management Area is yet another beautiful hiking spot, covering over 8000 acres of land. There are bridges overlooking small tributaries of ponds, which is as beautiful to look at as it sounds. The trail covers lush forest of pine trees and other gorgeous plants and rocky masses. There are crisscrossing roads and innumerable footpaths, open to people interested in biking and skating. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Coventry.

6. Visit the Audubon Nature Centre and Aquarium

Rhode Island’s largest nature as well as aquarium center, it is an excellent choice to take a stroll at. The trails and meadows are free for walking, open to the public. However, to enter the education center, you have to pay a minimal fee. It is a fantastic place to get a close look at birds and protected animal species. There are special events arranged at specific times of the year, like the Raptor Weekend in the month of September. The aquarium is more recommended for kids so do not forget to take your little ones there!

7. Take a stroll at Hell’s Half Acre

The village was once a haven for gambling, prostitution and occasional murders, which is why the village has the name it has. Now, there is no such occurrence.  It is a beautiful place. If you are interested in hunting, this is where you need to be on guard.

8. Do a shopping at the Warwick Mall

If you have already gone hiking or done something outdoorsy and you are tired, go get a ride to the Warwick Mall and do some shopping. The mall has over eighty shopping outlets and a food court. Some stores include brands like Old Navy, Wet Seal, Charlotte Russe, Macy’s, Bath and Body, and Express. There is also a Lullaby Lounge, just in case, your baby starts to feel a bit of out of place or hungry. Need anything else?

9. Visit the Smith’s Castle

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The Smith’s Castle is a house museum, the largest of its kind in the state of Rhode Island. It is a national historic landmark. If you are a history buff, this place should be on your itinerary. The guides are knowledgeable, and they provide you with stories about American patriots who have helped shape the country. It is one of the places to visit in Coventry.

10. Drink at Bella's Sports Pub Incorporated

Bella’s Sports Pub is in an old building. The architectural patterns on the interior levels are kept intact, which gives it an interesting quaint look. The outdoor deck is floating on water. The atmosphere of the pub is very friendly and amiable. Besides drinks, the pub has an extensive menu of mouth-watering food.

11. Visit the Roger Williams Park Zoo

At the Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the oldest zoos in the United States, you can experience wildlife at its natural grandeur as the animals are at home in natural settings. The zoo is home to over a hundred and fifty species. It’s the perfect day trip for friends, family or even an adventurous date. And as a plus, they let you carry your own food and drinks!

12. Shoot a couple of rounds at Midstate Gun Company

If you are a gun enthusiast, then the Midstate Gun Company is the right place for you to step foot in. The staff is extremely friendly. They provide you with firearm safety information and teach you about accuracy and precision, which is essential if you have never held a gun before. Do check this place out as it is definitely one of the most important points of interest in Coventry.

13. Visit the Paine House

The Paine House is a historical landmark. The place has been designed to look like a colonial-era building. It was originally built by Samuel Bennett in 1691. It is worth a visit.

14. Visit the Riverpoint Park

The Riverpoint Park is a recreational complex. It is an option you can look into if you want to do something outdoorsy. There are several fields, including a basketball court. There are trails, surrounded by beautiful trees, through which you can take a stroll. It is a little hard around the edges, but it is definitely worth a visit if you are free.

15. Go to the Pawtuxet Valley Preservation & Historical Society

The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. History enthusiasts will know this place as The Compton Library. It contains thousands of documents and historical pieces related to the Pawtuxet Valley life and culture. The site also is a place that contains various public records. If you have time in your schedule, then do check this place out before you end your trip.

Author: Ketki Hanamshet
Usually lost in a reverie, Ketki is someone who absolutely refuses to live in the practical world. While she has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, she should be honored mastery in procrastination. If you see her slouching on a couch, ask...

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  1. Storrs Community Church

    # 1 of 71 Things To Do in Coventry | Added 8 times in trip plans
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    Tags: Church

    Address: 90 Tolland Tpke

    Timings: 12:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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    Daryl Lucas

    Great church. They have a place for children, and don't have a secret handshake.

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  2. ShelaLara Vineyards & Winery

    # 2 of 71 Things To Do in Coventry | Added 57 times in trip plans
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    Tags: Bar

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    Fern Pope

    Using a Groupon coupon, we sampled 10 different wines and finished off with a "chocolate-covered strawberry" dessert. All during the sampling, there were really great hours'doeuvers served....mini pi...

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  3. Bella's Sports Pub Incorporated

    # 3 of 71 Things To Do in Coventry | Added 25 times in trip plans
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    Tags: Bar

    Timings: 12:00 am - 01:00 am Details
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    Elaine Gagne

    Ladies, don't be put off by the decor! It's a little too busy and dark, but they have an amazing female bartender that doesn't stop! I've only seen one other bartender that fast and efficient. Pulled ...

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  4. Coventry Public Library

    # 4 of 71 Things To Do in Coventry | Added 2 times in trip plans
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    Address: 1672 Flat River Rd

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
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    Joe Ndekia

    Very quite. Helpful, supportive staff. They can give you alternatives what to choose. Visitors / no members can get access too it’s depends with type or service. They also provide fast Internet and ...

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  5. St John & Paul Rectory

    # 5 of 71 Things To Do in Coventry | Added 1 time in trip plans
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    Address: 341 S Main St

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    Marissa Kelly


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  6. Church Of The Apostles

    # 6 of 71 Things To Do in Coventry
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    Address: 170 Fairview Ave

    Timings: 09:00 am - 02:00 pm Details
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    Matilda Lund

    Wonderful pastor and wife Nancy I will never forget how him his wife and staff has been there for my husband and myself .I had surgery ,my husband almost lost me in and out of hospital and nursing hom...

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  7. Greenwich Cove Meadery

    # 7 of 71 Things To Do in Coventry
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    Address: 579 Washington St

    Timings: 01:00 pm - 07:00 pm Details
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    H Car10134

    Very disappointed. I've gone on three separate occasions and despite saying they are open online and having a sign that says open on the door, they were locked up and nobody in sight

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  8. Briar Point Beach

    # 8 of 71 Things To Do in Coventry | Added 4 times in trip plans
  9. Tiogue Lake

    # 9 of 71 Things To Do in Coventry | Added 4 times in trip plans
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    Address: 548 Tiogue Ave

    Timings: 07:00 am - 03:30 pm Details
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    Peggy Lillie

    Great fishing , handicap accessible

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  • Nathanael Greene Homestead

    50 Taft St

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Fear Town Haunted House

    1710 Fall River Ave

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Smith-Appleby House

    220 Stillwater Rd

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Beavertail Lighthouse

    Beavertail Rd

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  • Hunter House

    54 Washington St

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  • Rose Island Lighthouse

    SW Pt

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  • Johnson's Pond

  • Tiogue Lake

  • Stump Pond

  • Browning Mill Pond Trail

  • Breakheart Trail

  • Bailey Pond

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  • Warwick Museum of Art

    3259 Post Rd

  • Culinary Arts Museum

    315 Harborside Blvd

  • Tomaquag Museum

    390 Summit Rd

  • Coggeshall Farm Museum

    1 Colt Dr

  • Herreshoff Marine Museum

    1 Burnside St

  • Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

    1000 Elmwood Ave

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  • Field Of Screams

    35 Northup Plat Rd

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  • Fantasyland

    1300 Fall River Ave

    Amusement Parks Arcades
  • Seekonk Grand Prix

    1098 Fall River Ave

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  • Haunted Labyrinth

    804 Dyer Ave

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  • Launch Trampoline Park

    105 Pace Blvd

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  • Adventureland

    112 Point Judith Rd

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  • Bottom Line Bar & Grill

    415 Palmer Ave

    Bars American Barbecue
  • The Magdalenae Room

    122 Fountain St

  • Congress Tavern

    62 Orange St

    American Bars
  • Aidan's Pub

    5 John St

    Bars American
  • Admiral Pub

    267 Water St

    Bars American Burgers
  • Red Bridge Tavern

    22 Waterman Ave

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  • Twin River Event Center

    100 Twin River Rd

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Riviera Bingo

    1612 Elmwood Ave

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  • Harpo's Jump-N-Fun

    83 Kate Downing Rd

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Spielo USA

    1525 Old Louisquisset Pike

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  • Beavertail State Park

    Beavertail Rd

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  • Chepi

    90 Herbert St

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  • Gano Street Dog Park

    123 Gano St

    Dog Parks
  • Chase Farm

    669 Great Rd

    Dog Parks
  • Newport Dog Park

    102 Connell Hwy

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  • Haines Dog Park

    3 Haines Park Rd

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  • South Kingstown Dog Park

    349 Broad Rock Rd

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  • Trestle Trail

    Old Sumit Road

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  • Briar Point Beach

  • Bristol Town Beach

    50 Asylum Rd

  • Narragansett Town Beach

    39 Boston Neck Rd

  • Mackerel Cove

    Beavertail Rd

  • RISD Beach

    231 Nayatt Rd

  • Georgiaville Pond Beach

    Stillwater Rd

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  • Coventry Greenway

  • Connor's Farm Conservation Area

    17 Connors Farm Dr

  • John B. Hudson Trail

  • Long Pond Nature Area

    North Rd

  • Turner Reservoir Loop Trail

    400 Pleasant St

  • Stillwater Scenic Trail

    64 Farnum Pike

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