Scituate (Rhode Island)
Scituate  was founded in 1710 by emigrants from Massachusetts. Scituate was considered to be a part of Providence until 1731. Encompassing 52 square miles, Scituate is bounded by Glocester to the north, Johnston and Cranston to the east, Coventry to the south, and Foster to the west. The Scituate Reservoir supplies drinking water to over 60% of the state's population. Scituate offers suburban conveniences and proximity to Providence, and a tranquil, rural environment of unspoiled forests and pristine streams and ponds. Low taxes, an excellent school system, and location ,makes Scituate a desirable place to live in Rhode Island.
Driving is the easiest way to get around Scituate's rural roads. Main roads are paved, but there are some areas which have notoriously bad potholes, as well as a few dirt roads. During the summer, it is common to see motorcycles and bicyclists riding around the beautiful scenery of Scituate. RIPTA bus 90 serves Scituate, but public transportation is very limited.
It is the largest body of water in Rhode Island, covering roughly 5.3 miles. It supplies 60% of the states drinking water. When it was created it flooded the old town of Scituate as well as Kent, Richmond and Ashland. Surrounding the reservoirs 66 miles of shoreline are acres and acres of protected land, which allows for beautiful views and much wildlife.
Built in 1926, it spans 976 meters and is 55 meters tall. It was built to create the Scituate reservoir, blocking the Pawtuxet River.
National Historic Places and Notable Sites in Scituate
1. Parks and Recreation  All parks are for public use. Many of them are used for team sports as well. The parks are open from 7:00 am to 10:00 PM, 7 days a week, unless otherwise posted.
In 2008 Scituate underwent a major restoration project to many of the local shops and roads in the center of town. The new updates included the restoration of many town houses, now used as small shops, as well as new sidewalks and freshly paved roads through the center of town. These updates have brought new businesses into Scituate and made the shopping experience more enjoyable.
178 Danielson Pike North Scituate,RI (401)764 5123 Hours: M, W, F, Sat, Sun 10-5 T,TH 10-8
A unique country gift shop, located right in the middle of Scituate town. Charming treasures open in 2009, in a recently updated Scituate Public Market two story historical building with everything you would need for a gift store. The type of merchandise varies from apparel, and candles to home furnishing, jewelry, and wedding gifts. Charming Treasures can even entertain your party or group of friends.
179 Danielson Pike, North Scituate, RI 02857 (401) 647-4200
A small shop that specializes in woman’s dresses, including wedding and prom dresses.
36e Danielson Pike, North Scituate, RI 02857
134 Danielson Pike, North Scituate, RI 02857 (401)-647-2322
118 Danielson Pike, North Scituate, RI 02857
Gently used clothing and housewares for low, low bargain prices.
617 W Greenville Rd, North Scituate, RI 02857 (401)-647-2208
Retail florist and garden center
180 Danielson Pike, North Scituate, RI (401) 647-2900
32 Chopmist Hill Rd, North Scituate, RI 02857 (401) 710-7233
This place has a lot nice little knickknacks and other various items.
Cindy's Diner is believed to have one of the best tasting breakfasts of all time by the people of Scituate Rhode Island. The diner is known for its large delicious pancakes and French toast . The diner has the much loved old school diner atmosphere very friendly waiters and waitresses. Cindy's diner is a nice family dinner. The waiters are very friendly and the food is great.
Corner Bistro is a family run restaurant that serves Classic Regional Italian Cuisine. Corner Bistro features chef specials nightly, and has a large selection of traditional Italian Cuisine.. All entrees are served with potato and vegetable or pasta and a soup of choice or salad. It also has a full wine list and a full bar.
At Cuozzo's t you will get a lot of bang for your buck. The portions are large at a competitive price. The subs are really good as well as their white pizza.
Good food but some menu items can be a bit to pricey
Good food but some menu items can be a bit to pricey
This restaurant has it all from seafood to burgers to steak. The staff is excellent and the service is even better . Rush hours mean waiting just a little longer but the food is worth the few extra minutes. There's never a rush to get you out even during peak hours. Good food, great value and pricing that would make anyone happy!
If you ever go to the "Bean" you will have a hard time deciding what is better the the staff or the great tasking food.
This place is an old fasioned summer stands that offers ,quick seafood treats like clam cakes, fried clams, fish & chips. The food is amazing but the service could be better.
It has clean bathrooms.
The Country Chowder Shack, a summer favorite located at 659 Hartford Pike
The best way to go if you need a place to stay and have barely any cash. The Motels customer service could be better but, they also may need to get a exterminator for some of the rooms.
Probably on of the nicest place to stay on its part of RI. The rooms are very clean and affordable and it also has a separate large jacuzzi room for its guests.
All town department phone numbers can be found on the town website: www.scituateri.org.
With its great scenery and small town living, it is a great place to get out and take walks or bike rides though the town and around the Scituate reservoir, taking in the clean air, and beautiful nature views of nice trees and beautiful flowers.