Dock - Things to see and do in the South County, RI area while your
on Vacation in Rhode Island.
Take advantage of your
vacation to enjoy these recreational activities and other things
to do in Rhode Island's South
Below is information
and links to sites to see in the area around Jim's Dock, scroll down and click the link for more information.
Charters. There are many sportfishing
charter services in Rhode Island that can take you out for a day
of fishing and fun on the water. There are 3 fishing boats
at Jim's Dock including
Adventure RI Fishing Charters,
Aces Wild RI
Fishing Charters, and many more over at Galilee, a 20 minute drive from the
Ninigret Wildlife Refuge. Named after one of
the original chiefs of the Narragansett Indians, the Ninigret
National Wildlife Refuge is located on the Southern Coast of
Rhode Island in the Town of Charlestown, Washington County.
Perched on the shoreline of the largest saltpond in the State,
the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge sits upon the glacial
outwash plain of the Charlestown moraine, providing the refuge
with its unique character. 10 minutes from Jim's Dock.
East Matunuck State Beach.
When most people think about summer
vacation, their thoughts turn to long stretches of sandy
beaches, clear ocean waters, cool breezes and bright sunshine.
No trip here is complete without taking time to enjoy our
scenic, unspoiled beaches. No wonder, then, that hundreds of
thousands of happy vacationers travel to Rhode Island each year
to enjoy 400 miles of scenic coastline and more than 100 public
and private beaches. 5 minutes from Jim's Dock.
The Kayak Center in
Charleston. Take a paddling tour of Ninigret salt
pond with a guide, or bring a friend and head out in a double
kayak. Pack a picnic and eat it on the water. The Kayak Centre
www.kayakcentre.com), with locations in Wickford, Westerly,
and Charleston, is one of the local shops that can provide the
kayaks, paddles, life vests, and instructors.
from Jim's Dock.
South County Nature Trail. The South County area
of Rhode Island stretches from scenic coastal communities along
Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to pastoral villages and
inland forests and farmlands. Its strong Native American
heritage can be seen everywhere in the names of towns, villages,
streets, ponds and rivers.
Rhode Island, Coastal Institute Visitor Center.
Provides a focal point for the University's diverse marine
education, training, and outreach programs. The Coastal
Institute Visitor Center features an interactive science
exhibit, bookstore, and educational offerings for schools,
teachers, tour groups, tourists, and the general public.
URI is also has the best oceanography course in the country.
Wildlife Sanctuary. A
29 acre property gem located on the southern shore of Watchaug
Pond . The land abuts Burlingame State Park and trails lead from
the refuge to the state land. Perching and shore birds abound.
Trailing arbutus in spring. Wonderful scenery and pleasant
hiking trails. Off Route 1 at Windswept Farms, Charlestown ;
from Jim's Dock.
Visit Rhode Island
Website. The official Rhode Island tourism
website, contains much information on vacation planning when you
come to Rhode Island. Many people have no idea what a
beautiful state this is until they come here.
Fishing from Shore. There are many areas
where you can fishing from shore. Deep Hole, Charleston
Breachway, the West Wall, Point Judith, are among the many near
Jim's Dock. Check out the maps provided at the link for
this activity, they show shore fishing locations for all of
Rhode Island. Look on the right side of the page.
Click Here for Narragansett Bay fishing reports.
Click here for a map of shore fishing locations for the area
around Jim's Dock.