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WHEN YOU GO : South County, RI

WHEN YOU GO : South County, RI
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by in Jul 2011

THE FANTASTIC UMBRELLA FACTORY. International bazaar with a ’60s vibe, set in a 19th-century farmyard. 401-364-6616

VINTAGE EYEWEAR. A don’t-miss shop at The Fantastic Umbrella Factory. 401-213-6870

NINIGRET NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE & KETTLE POND VISITOR CENTER. Kids and windsurfers love the gentle salt pond. fws.gov/ninigret

WILCOX TAVERN. Revolutionary general Joseph Stanton’s birthplace serves calamari and stuffed quahogs in an elegant but casual colonial setting. 401-322-1829; www.wilcoxtavern.com

RAMBLIN’ ROSE. Jammed with appealing vintage items for your beach cottage. 401-322-1111; ramblin-rose-antiques.com/

SOUTH KINGSTOWN BEACHES

EAST MATUNUCK STATE BEACH. Strong surf, picnicking, pavilion, and concessions. riparks.com/eastmatunuck.htm

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TRUSTOM POND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. 787 acres open year-round, with visitor center, trail info, and RI’s only undeveloped salt-pond shoreline. fws.gov/trustompond

LIGHTHOUSE CRUISE. Hits a bit of the South County coast, and then goes all around Narragansett Bay, past 10 different lighthouses in 90 minutes. 401-295-4040; rhodeislandbaycruises.com

MATANUCK OYSTER FARM. In East Matunuck, take a guided tour of oyster beds and belly up to the oyster bar. 401-783-4202; rhodyoysters.com

WILLIAM C. O’NEILL BIKE PATH. A six-mile ride from Kingston Station to South County Museum in Narragansett. 401-783-8886; southcountybikepath.org

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