Between Newport and Portsmouth, Middletown is one of Rhode Island's earliest settlements with a rich and diverse cultural heritage dating back to 1743.
Home to Norman Bird Sanctuary, one of the largest preserved open spaces in Newport County, encompassing over 300 acres and 7 miles of hiking trails, Middletown is just ten minutes from lively Newport with its entertainment and dining opportunities.
Spend a leisurely afternoon at Second Beach, or peer down into the sea at Purgatory Chasm, visit historic Prescott Farm, or sample local wines at Newport Vineyards. Play a round of golf at the challenging Newport National Golf Course or watch a game of cricket in October, hosted by the St. Columba's Cricket Club.
Tour residential neighborhoods by the sea on the town's east coast, or enjoy the convenience of fast and easy suburban shopping on the more fully developed western edge.