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Newport Restaurant Week and Other Autumn Activities

Experience Fall Foliage in Newport, Rhode Island

Rhode Island becomes an inviting destination during the autumn season with upcoming festivals and events nearby. Whether you’re visiting for a weekend getaway, a wedding or for leisure, experience Newport's true charm and beauty, from taking on Newport Restaurant Week and apple picking to going on scenic drives that showcase the town’s dreamy fall foliage. Check out our recommendations below for our favorite things to do in Newport in the fall when you stay at The Chanler!

Newport Fall Foliage

One of the many benefits for visiting The Chanler in the fall is being able to witness the season’s foliage bloom. Rhode Island’s unrivaled beauty is reflected in our awe-inspiring autumn scenery, as leaves begin to transform into various shades of red, yellow, orange, and magenta. There are many ways to take advantage of the area’s annual metamorphosis: Take a scenic drive through Newport and stop by these four must-see spots, including Colt State Park and Roger Williams Park Zoo. Guests of The Chanler at Cliff Walk have front row seats to these vibrant colors and our waterfront luxury destination; Cliff Walk is positioned in a unique Newport, RI setting, showing off the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline.

Feel free to ask our knowledgeable staff about the many ways to explore Newport, RI in the fall or visit The Chanler Blog, Cliff Notes, for more information on our favorite spots!

Apple and Pumpkin Picking

Fall is the perfect time for families and friends to visit this post-and-beam farm market and café located in Middletown. Situated near our hotel, Sweet Berry farm welcomes guests visiting during September and October to explore their 100 acres of conserved farmland where they can find the farm’s specially-grown pumpkins and apples, including Gingergold, Gala, Macintosh, and more. In November, Sweet Berry Farm begins tagging Christmas Trees.

Make a day out of this fan-favorite fall activity by stopping by the Farm Café for lunch or dinner made with the freshest ingredients as the farm only uses sustainable growing practices. The Farm Market is another must-see at Sweet Berry Farm with a variety of pre-picked farm grown produce, gourmet items, and premium ice cream for sale.

Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Lane Middletown, RI 02842, (401) 847-3912, Open Every Day, 8 AM – 7 PM

Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival

The 27th Annual Seafood Festival returns to Newport Harbor at historic Bowen's Wharf. The festival honors the "Harvest of the Sea". Named one of the "10 Fabulous Fall Festivals on the Coast" by Coastal Living Magazine, the festival offers fresh local seafood, continuous live music and family fun. Nearby restaurants and fisherman associations team up to provide even more food and drinks for attendees. Spend the weekend at an authentic New England festival and experience Newport like a local. 

October 14 & October 15

Newport Restaurant Week

A trip to Rhode Island in the fall means savoring at least one meal (or two or three) during Newport Restaurant Week. This yearly tradition gives locals and visitors the opportunity to experience our destination's unique cuisine and our chefs’ unparalleled culinary abilities at a reasonable price. This year, restaurant week takes places from November 3rd to the 12th where prix-fixe three-course lunches and dinners are offered. Our selection from last year is only going to get better. Keep checking here to see what the Spiced Pear Restaurant has in store and make your reservations!

November 3 – November 12