Richmond is a rural area; about 60 percent is undeveloped woodland. The open, green spaces are ideal for great golf, and attract visitors all year round.


Golfers can take advantage of the warm spring and fall days to tee off at one of Richmond’s many courses. Fair-goers enjoy picturesque surroundings of the beautiful countryside at most any time of year, but especially at the height of growing season. The annual Washington County Fair allows visitors to experience the prodigious agricultural harvest of the South County area, as well as exciting rides, great food, crafts and performances by popular country artists. With 2,375 acres of pristine forest, swamp and wetland, the Carolina Wildlife Management Area guarantees miles of trails for adventurous exploring. Kayaking excursions are ideal along the winding Wood River, one of the last great, untouched rivers in Rhode Island. Points of interest in Richmond include Arcadia State Park and the state-operated Fish Cultural Station where the primary species such as Northern Pike and Atlantic Shad have been introduced to New England waters.


It’s made up of the villages of: Alton, Arcadia, Carolina, Elmhurst, Hillsdale, Kenyon, Shannock, Usequepaug, Wood River Junction, Woodville, and Wyoming.

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