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Lincoln is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island. Lincoln is located in Northeastern Rhode Island. It includes the villages of Manville, Lonsdale, Saylesville, Limerock, Albion, Fairlawn, and Quinville.
Lincoln is most popular in the summer with its beautiful scenery and great places to visit.
If arriving from the south, take I-95 North to Route 146 North to Route 116 South.
If arriving from the north, take I-95 South to Exit 4 in Massachusetts (295 South). Travel along Route 295 for about 10 minutes crossing into Rhode Island. Take Exit 9A (Route 146 South) to Exit 116 South.
Cars are the main form of transportation in Rhode Island. If you are coming by plane, there are car rentals available at T.F. Green Airport. You can also take a taxi but they can become quite pricey. Another alternative to cars is the Rhode Island bus system known as RIPTA (Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority). There are plenty of bus stops throughout the state and plenty of bus stops throughout Lincoln. Route 54 is the main route to Lincoln with many drop offs being at major attractions.
- Bus rate: $1.75 in cash
- Transfer rate: $.50
- Senior/Disabled Reduced Fare (with ID): $.85
- Children under 5: free
- Ozone Days: On days declared as Ozone Alert Days, the RIPTA bus is free except destinations to the beach.
- Chase Farms, 699 Great Rd. A beautiful open park meant for families to stroll, and dogs to play. Picnic benches are strategically placed by the small pond (not meant for swimming, but fishing is allowed). Gravel paths are layed out all through the lands for easy walking. The paths wind through a butterfly garden complete with a waterfall. Points of interest in the park are the Victorian Farmhouse, the stone garage (the original milking parlor) and the hilltop reservoir. Free concerts are available in the park for the public on certain Saturdays. The land was purchased in 1867 by Benjamin Chase to start a dairy farm. He built the barns to house the cows, but a lightning fire destroyed them in 1925, which resulted in the purchase of the Butterfly Farm next door. The two farms house over 100 cows and provided door-to-door milk delivery to the area until 1965.
- Eleazer Arnold House, 487 Great Road, ☎ 781-891-4882 ext. 237, . Open fourth Saturday of each month.. A rare surviving 17th century “stone-ender”, a once common building type with roots found in the western part of England. The house was built by Eleazer Arnold in 1693 and features the stonework that reflects settlers from western England. You can visit the house for a guided tour year round on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tours occur every hour and the last one of the day is at 4:00 p.m. It costs $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $2.50 for students. Members of Historic New England and Lincoln residents receive free admission. Parking is on the left of the Arnold House on Great Road marked by the sign that reads “Gateway Park”.
- Valentine Whitman Jr. House, 1147 Great Road, . ". One of a few surviving “stone-end” houses built in the 17th century. Open May through October on Saturdays, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., by appointment only. There is no admission fee, but a donation is requested. The house is one of a few surviving “stone-end” houses built in the 17th century by Valentine Whitman Jr. He was a friend of Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island. In 1730, the first town meeting of Old Smithfield, which included Lincoln, was held in the house. The house is one of the oldest buildings in the state of Rhode Island.
- Hearthside House, 677 Great Road, ☎ 401-726-0597, . Open for special events and tours. One of the finest examples of early nineteenth century Federal-style houses in Rhode Island. The house was built in 1819 by Stephen Hopkins Smith and contains 10 hearths (fireplaces). It is believed that Smith used winnings from the Louisiana State Lottery to build the house in an unsuccessful attempt to impress a Providence woman. The house has become known as “The House that Built Love” because of Smith’s romantic intentions for building it. The house was a private residence until 1996 when the town of Lincoln purchased the property. In 2001, The “Friends of Hearthside”, a nonprofit organization, took over and now currently oversees the property. It is now an award-winning museum, which is open for guided tours, special events, and exhibits. You can become a member of the Hearthside House for $25, which help supports the preservation of the house and gives members many rewards and benefits. Check out their website for more information, http://www.hearthsidehouse.org/ .
- Albion. Albion is a small, historic village built in 1830, in the town of Lincoln. It has several mill buildings and church buildings of historical significance. Through the center of the mill village runs the historic Blackstone River which has a popular walking path running alongside it. There is also a waterfall along the river, known as Albonian Falls. The Albion Bridge crosses the river near the Albion Dan, which was built in 1916 to power what used to be Albion Mill.
- Lincoln Woods State Park, (off Route 146), ☎ +1-401-723-7892, . closes at sunset. Restrooms, concession stand, picnic shelters, fireplaces, picnic tables, fresh water beach, bathhouse, coin operated showers, boat ramp, riding stable and bridle trails, fishing, boating, hiking, ice skating, snowmobiling. Entry free. Table and fireplace $2.
- Blackstone River Bikeway State Park, Manchester Print Works Road (located 5 minutes north down 116 on the Cumberland/Lincoln line), ☎ +1-401-723-7892. Part of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor on the banks of the Blackstone River, with canoeing, boating, a fishing area, and walking trails. There is about three miles of bike path developed, but eventually a nineteen mile stretch will connect with the East Bay Bike Path.
- Cinema World, 622 George Washington Highway (Located right off of rt 146, right behind the Lincoln Mall), ☎ (401) 333-8019, . Cinema World is the place to go when it comes to movie theaters. Stadium seating 16 Screen Movie Theater. Super Tuesdays: $6, All seats, all shows, all day! Every night they give student and military discounts instead of the normal $10 ticket you pay $9. Rewards card: receive coupons, sometimes for a $1.00 off a drink or popcorn to even a free movie pass. $10/Person.
- Kirkbrae Country Club, 197 Old River Road, ☎ 401-333-1300, . A private country club featuring an 18-hole Championship golf course, an Olympic size swimming pool, a fully equipped health facility, a 480 seat banquet facility, and a 240 seat member dining area. Different memberships designed to meet the individual needs of each member.
- Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, ☎ 401-333-2422, . M-Th 9:00am-8:00pm, F&S 9:00am-5:00pm.. Mission statement: “The library strives to provide patrons of all ages access to information, educational and cultural reading materials, and services in traditional and innovative formats. As the community’s recreational reading and information resource, our goal is to help library users become lifelong learners. The library is a living, growing entity that responds to meet its patrons changing needs.”
- Rock Spot Climbing, 100 Higginson Ave, ☎ 401-727-1704, . Open daily 10:00am-12:00am.. Indoor climbing for all ages and levels.
- Twin River Casino, 100 Twin River Road, ☎ 877-82-RIVER, . Open 24/7.. Gaming, dining, and entertainment destination. Over 4,700 slot machines, greyhound racing from around the country, a 29,000+ square foot Twin River Event Center with headline entertainment, the legendary Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club, free concerts at the Lighthouse Bar, and signature cocktails at Blackstone’s Cigar and Martini Bar.
- St. Jude's Parish, 301 Front Street, ☎ 401-725-8140, . Sat Mass 4:00pm, Sun Mass 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am, Holy Day Mass 12:00pm, weekday Mass M-Th 7:00am, Confessions Sat 3:30pm-4:00pm and by appointment. Roman Catholic Church.
- St. Basil Melkite Catholic Church of Rhode Island, 15 Skyview Dr., ☎ 401-722-1345, . Sun (Sept-May) Divine Liturgy 9:00am, 11:15am, Sat (Summer) Divine Liturgy 5:00pm, Sun (Summer) Divine Liturgy 10:00am. Melkite Greek Catholic Church.
- Lincoln Mall, 622 George Washington Highway (just west off of 146 in Lincoln), ☎ 4013335660, . M-Sat 10:00am-9:30pm, Sun 12:00pm-6:00pm.. A conveniently located outdoor mall for one stop shopping. Stores include: AT&T, Claire’s Accessories, Deb Shops, Dollar Tree, Dress Barn, Euphoria Institute, Exotic Tans, Eye Associates, Famous Footwear, Firenza Jewelers, Five Below, GNC, Home Goods, iParty, Job Lot, Majestic Nails, Marshall’s, Papa Gino’s, Payless Shoe Source, Radio Shack, Sleepy’s, Super Stop and Shop, Target.
- Lincoln Shopping Center, Front Street (From 95 South, take exit for 146 South, get off on exit for Breakneck Hill Road, Take a right off the exit and continue down the road until it becomes Front Street). 9 AM- 5 PM. The plaza is home to over 15 local businesses. They include Bread & More, a local bakery that has been serving patrons for over 30 years. Subway sandwich shop, Lincoln Liquors, Pam's Grille, Nayco Convenience store, Ted's Paint Shop and Lonsdale Laundromat are all located in the plaza. It serves as a multi-purpose shopping center located in the middle of town.
Chain restaurants include Papa Gino's, McDonalds, Chili's Bar and Grill, Dunkin' Donuts, Honey Dew Donuts, Starbucks, Five Guys Burgers and
Fries, and Subway. Other options include:
- Asia Grille, 622 George Washington Highway, ☎ 401-334-3200, . M-Th 11:00am-9:30pm, Fri&Sat 11:00am-10:30pm, Sun 11:00-9:00pm.. Enjoy fresh, authentic Asian cuisine in a beautifully decorated and eye-pleasing dining room, or carry out for at home dining. Two private banquet rooms for parties up to 40 or 100. Voted Best Asian Restaurant 3 years in a row in the Blackstone Valley. Karaoke every Thursday 8:00pm-midnight.
- Hercules Pizza Works, 1525 Louisquisset Pike, ☎ 401-724-2320. M-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-9:00pm. Family pizzeria serving pizzas, calzones, grinders, wraps, pastas, and salads.
- Lincoln Creamery, 276 Front Street, ☎ 401-724-1050. Seasonal. Large variety of ice cream flavors and toppings.
- Spicoli's Bar and Grill, 48 School Street, ☎ 401-721-5160, . MWTh 3:30pm-1:00am, F&S 12:00pm-1:00am, Sun 12:00pm-11:00pm. Casual family restaurant serving pizzas and appetizers.
- Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Road, ☎ 401-333-6700, . Luncheon M-F 11:30am-2:30pm, Sun 12:00pm-3:00pm, Dining M-Th 4:30pm-9:00pm, F&S 4:30pm-10:00pm, Sun 3:30pm-9:00pm. Experience an authentic Italian Trattoria. Specialty dishes from Italy in a relaxed, fine dining atmosphere. Reserve banquet/private dining rooms that can accommodate parties of 40, 60 and 80 people. Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Take-out. Catering is available through the gourmet deli, Trattoria Express.
- Weiner Genie, 80 Higginson Ave, ☎ 401-726-6641, . Hot weiners.
- Enn Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar, 600 George Washington Hwy, ☎ (401) 333-0366, . Monday-Thursday 11:30am-9:30pm, Friday 11:30am-10:30, Saturday 4:30pm-10:30pm, Sunday 4pm-9pm. A popular sushi option in Northern Rhode Island. The restaurant is more pricey than others but it has a full bar, and sparkling sake, possibly the only place in Rhode Island that has it. Worth a go if you don’t want to go to Providence for some sushi and other Japanese cuisine.
- Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse, 100 Twin River Rd, ☎ (401) 745-8400, . Wednesday-Thursday 5pm-9pm, Friday-Saturday 5pm-11pm, Sunday 4pm-9pm. Located at the Twin River casino, Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse is somewhat upscale given its location and is preferable to the other restaurants at Twin River. Praised for good food and good service.
- Shanna's Country Kitchen, 1515 Louisquisset Pike, ☎ 401-725-5670. Tue-Sun 6:00am-1:00pm. Great place for breakfast. Family restaurant. Excellent service, cheerful staff, great food. Take-out. $(0-10).
- Burger Boys, 276 Front Street, ☎ 401-305-3789. Branch off from the local Lincoln Creamery. Specializes in hot dogs and burgers. Family restaurant.
- Birch Tree Pub, 1526 Louisquisset Pike, ☎ 401-725-5155. Local bar serving greatly priced drinks.
- The Lodge Pub & Eatery, 40 Breakneck Hill Road, ☎ 401-725-8510, . Casual family dining restaurant set in a fun, comfortable rustic atmosphere. Serves lunch and dinner. Salad bar and cocktail bar. Takeout available.
- Overtime Bar & Grille, 200 Front Street, ☎ (401) 725-3640. A friendly bar for a relaxed evening. Features a large ping pong table and many large flat screens.
- Antonio’s Café, 791 Smithfield Ave, ☎ (401) 724-6007. A Portuguese bar and restaurant with good Rhode Island food. On Thursdays the Café has karaoke night which is a favorite of local regulars.
- Wicked Good, 100 Twin River Rd. True to its name, this sports bar is campy. Located in the Twin River Casino, it can be a good stop for some food and drinks at the slots.
- Courtyard Marriott: Providence Lincoln, 636 George Washington Highway, ☎ 401-333-3400, . 3 star hotel. Amenities include: business center with Internet access, free WiFi, fitness center, swimming pool, restaurant, free parking, shuttle bus service, wheelchair access. Located less than 15 minutes from Providence and 5 minutes from Twin River Casino. Easily accessible to routes 296 and 146. Nightly rates: $129+.