Lincoln is a robust town located north of Providence. It was settled in the 17th century and still offers visitors a chance to glimpse into its historic past. Even though the town’s population is under 25,000, it has everything a visitor might need. Pristine parks, historic houses, and locally-owned businesses add to its charm. Here are some of Lincoln’s most notable sites for an unforgettable visit.
Lincoln Woods State Park
Enter the park at Breakneck Hill to see the new covered bridge opened in 2005. Visitors will find a variety of activities within the park, including swimming on the fresh water, fishing for trout, hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, and skating in the winter. It’s also the ideal location for a relaxing picnic.
Hearthside House Museum
Legend has it that Hearthside House was built in the early 19th century by a lottery winner who wanted to woo a young socialite from Providence. Even though the house is certainly grand, the young lady did not want to live in such a rural area. The young man never married and never lived in the house, but it is well appointed with many unique features.
Hearthside has a very rare Rumford oven installed in the early 1800s, as well as an attic smoker closet for curing meats. It is one of a very few remaining smokers of this kind in New England. The Hearthside fireplace in the front parlor also has a mechanism that emits flute-like sounds by turning a knob on the mantel while a fire burns.
Arnold House is one of Lincoln’s greatest treasures. It is a rare example of a “stone-ender,” an architectural style unique to Rhode Island via England. It is a National Historic Landmark. It features a large fireplace on the end wall of the home. Originally, the home served as a “public house” serving meals and drinks to travelers. It was restored in the 20th century.
Local Shops & Businesses
Lincoln retains its small town charm, but offers all the amenities. Enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine at the Enn Restaurant on George Washington Highway for the past 25 years. Select a fine bottle of wine from Washington Hill Liquors where they always provide excellent service and advice. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a business in Lincoln that’s ready to help. If you fall in love with Lincoln, KPM Home Improvement can help you remodel to create your dream home in this peaceful, idyllic area or S&B Construction can build you a home from scratch. Lincoln blends country charm with modern conveniences, but always with a smile.