5 Things: Historical Nature Tour, Construction Update & Harvest
Five things to know for Oct. 11.
1. Night construction work started Tuesday night at the intersection of Post Road and Camp Avenue as crews install sewers in the area. At night, Post Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction for the next week as crews work in the area. The entrance to Camp Ave. will also be closed. (Please use the gate in Circuit Drive in Quonset to access the area.) Stay tuned for more construction updates.
2. Smith's Castle is holding its annual Harvest Festival this weekend. Stop by the castle Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. for tours, entertainment by the Morris dance team, outdoor cooking, blacksmithing, candle dipping and the Ghost Hunters of RI, plus plenty of vendors. Learn more here.
3. The Land Conservancy of North Kingstown is holding a guided historical trail walk at the Bush Hill Nature Reserve in Wickford. The Bush Hill Nature Reserve has been particularly special to the Wickford community over the years, acting as a watering hole for livestock and the source of ice for an icehouse in the 1800s to a summer swimming hole and winter ice skating rink for local children into the early 1960s. Learn more about the history of the reserve as well as the guided tour here. Starts Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m.
5. Today: sunny with highs near 58. Tonight: mostly clear with lows around 46. Tomorrow: mostly cloudy with highs near 57.