Portsmouth is the fastest growing of three Aquidneck Island communities and the furthest north. The town rests at the quiet end of the island yet it is within easy driving distance to the lively city of Newport.
With one of the most progressive farm preservation programs in New England, Portsmouth is home to working vineyards, organic farms, suburban neighborhoods as well as village life. With acres of unspoiled pasturage and over 56 miles of coastline, this rural town is a sought after and highly desirable place to reside and work.
The famous polo matches of Newport's golden era continue at Glen Farm. Five full service marinas offer boating opportunities for those who want to get out on Rhode Island's famous Narragansett Bay. Play golf at Carnegie Abbey's widely acclaimed Scottish Links course. Revel in past history through visits to the Lawton-Almy Hall Farm, the historic Friends Meeting House, or the Green Animals Topiary Gardens.
Enjoy an afternoon hiking in the 130-acre Melville Ponds Park, and then sample a local wine at historic Greenvale Vineyards. Stop at a roadside farm stand t buy some fresh produce to take home. Easily accessible by land, sea, and air, Portsmouth is centrally located between the major metropolitan areas of Boston and New York, and a twenty-minute drive from Newport.