Middletown, RI, USA

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Middletown, RI, USA

Middletown vacation rentals

There's nothing middling about Middletown

Occupying nearly 15 square miles on Aquidneck Island in Narragansett Bay, Middletown is a laid-back town that's known for its colonial history, sandy beaches, and wealth of outdoor activities. You'll find plenty of shops and restaurants in town, and the area is home to a number of vineyards, breweries, and distilleries. With a Middletown vacation rental, you'll be close to a bounty of local landmarks and historic sites, including the 18th-century Prescott Farm, the Norman Bird Sanctuary, and the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge.

Getting back to nature in Middletown

A nature lover's paradise, Middletown has more outdoor activities than you can shake a stick at. From boating, kayaking, and sunbathing to fishing, hiking, and horseback riding, if you can dream it, Middletown's got it. Looking for a real adrenaline rush? The skydiving concession at the Newport State Airport is a popular destination for thrill seekers of all ages. At the Gardiner Pond Shell Midden, you can get a unique perspective on the area's prehistory. It's also home to the Norman Bird Sanctuary, which features 7 miles of hiking trails amid its 325 acres of wilderness.

A blast from the past in colonial Middletown

If you've got a soft spot for charming, colonial history, then you've come to the right place. There are loads of worthwhile sights around your Middletown vacation rental, some of which date as far back as the 18th century. At Prescott Farm, you can stroll 40 acres of scenic walking paths amid the farm's collection of 18th- and 19th-century buildings. If nature's your bag, head over to the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. Here, you'll find plenty of sandy beaches and rocky coastline, as well as sandy dunes, shrubland, and salt marsh.

All year round in maritime Middletown

Due to its location in Narragansett Bay, Middletown has a maritime climate, which means warm summers, and cold winters with a mix of rain and snow. Highs average 78 degrees in July and August, while winter temperatures peak in the upper 30s in January and February. Spring and fall are short, cool, and crisp. The summer months are the busiest time of year, with visitors drawn to Aquidneck Island's wealth of outdoor activities. You can usually snag a deal on a Middletown vacation rental during the winter months, but it gets chilly _ scarves and gloves are a must.

Middletown _ may as well chance it in Narragansett

Within a swath of Aquidneck Island in Narragansett Bay, the area around Middletown features a wealth of unique coastal scenery. The island is full of rivers, ponds, and streams, which offer a wealth of opportunities for fishing, boating, and kayaking. At the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, you'll find salt marshes and grassy dunes, as well as plenty of sandy beaches and rocky coastline. It's home to a wide array of wildlife, including the saltmarsh sparrow, harlequin duck, and New England cottontail, and you can spot seals, dolphins, and even the occasional humpback whale in Narragansett Bay.