Welcome to our Guide to Fall 2021


It’s a season colored in hues of orange and gold, a celebration of the harvest, and perhaps the best time of year to examine the history and legends that have led many a visitor to come to the region in search of errant spirits.   

While the beaches in the southern half of the state may hold an advantage in the summer months, when the weather turns brisk, it’s hard to compete with all that northern Rhode Island towns have to offer. Our towns have sites with centuries of history and lore that have spawned nationally-known stories of ghosts, bakeries and restaurants that serve up top-notch harvest treats, and dozens of unique events marking the season – all set to a backdrop of changing foliage as the leaves offer a show all their own.

Whether it’s a visit to a local farm for some apple picking, or a chance to enter a scarecrow-building competition, this is northern Rhode Island’s season to shine – and in 2021, we want to help you make the most of it. 

In this special print edition of Northern Rhode Island News On the Web, you’ll find a features on some of the best seasonal fall foods in the region, lists of unique autumn events only found here, and the full story on some dark tales spun from the region’s history. We’ll highlight the very best things about autumn in Burrillville, North Smithfield and Glocester, to show you don’t have to go far to make the most of the season. 

So grab a sweater, and don’t forget to bring your appetite for all of autumn’s foods, frights and fun:  It is time to fall in love with Northern Rhode Island.   

For the next month and a half, we’ll be sharing stories from this special edition, and you can access them anytime via the “Fall 2021,” tab at the top of the page. We’ll also be distributing them to businesses in Burrillville, North Smithfield and Glocester, so watch for them at your local market, restaurant or newsstand.

We hope you enjoy this special edition. 

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