Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land: Wickford

Wilson Park
Roosevelt Avenue
Wickford, RI 02852
This 75-acre park, encircled by the 1.5-mile Wilson Park Bikeway, features picnic spots, hidden coves, plenty of water views and hiking trails, and is just a short walk from downtown Wickford.
Wickford Municipal Wharf/Wickford Municipal Dock
Brown Street
Wickford, RI 02852
These two sites host both commercial and recreational boaters and run along the waterfront off Main Street. They both provide great places to stroll and take in a panorama of this active harbor.
Smith’s Castle
55 Richard Smith Drive
Wickford, RI 02852
This historic house has been a trading post and a plantation throughout its history, and is now a museum that hosts events like the annual Strawberry Festival, which falls this year on Saturday, June 16.
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Wickford Art Festival
Downtown Wickford
Wickford, RI 02852
This nationally-renowned annual celebration is going into its 50th consecutive year, drawing hundreds of artists, both from the local community and around the country. It is among the most celebrated art festivals in the Northeast.
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Wickford Heels and Wheels
Downtown Wickford
Wickford, RI 02852
A weekend of fun that both honors our military and raises money to help support it, Wickford Heels and Wheels starts on June 1 with a gala on town beach, and continues on June 2 with an antique car parade and tailgate party.
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North Kingstown Town Beach
15 Beach Street
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Long and narrow with good shade and picnic areas. Perfect for a beach stroll or picnic in the grass. Admission Fee: No • Pay to Park: No, residents only • Snack Bar: Yes • Restrooms: Yes • Lifeguard On Duty: No


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