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Spending the Last Days of Summer in Bristol

Posted by Library Blog on 07/20/2015 at 01:51 PM

With the close of the summer session behind us and with the beginning of the Fall semester around the corner, the last few weeks of July are prime time for enjoying all that Bristol has to offer.

RWU’s neighbor, Mount Hope Farm, is one place that shouldn’t be missed for summer fun. Even Steven Spielberg thought so as Mount Hope Farm’s Isaac Royall, Jr. House (c.1745 –c.1914) was used in the movie Amistad to stand in as the home of John Quincy Adams (played by Anthony Hopkins). Besides being cinematic, Mount Hope Farm has 325 plus years of history to interest visitors. It is also practical as it is home to a weekly farmers market.

Kayaking at RWUAnother cinematic summer destination in Bristol is Linden Place. Scenes from 1974’s The Great Gatsby, starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, were filmed there. Not only are the sculpture gardens stunning, but the home has a scavenger hunt that can be entertaining to children (of all ages)!

For simple fun if you are a current student and want to enjoy watersports, RWU is the place. There are kayaks and paddleboards available on the waterfront.

No matter which of these activities you choose, be sure to relax, have fun, and enjoy this beautiful Rhode Island summer!