It seemed appropriate this year to feature a theme that kept me close to home, so I give you my A to Z within the small acreage that is Rhode Island. I tried to be creative (you’ll see!) but I hope you learn something about Little Rhody, too. Whether you’ve lived here all your life, grew up within the boundaries, or have never set foot on one of our many beaches, come along for a virtual tour.
You can say it with me. Quon-uh-cuh-TAWG. See? Easy! It rolls off the tongue.
Quonochontaug is located between two ponds – the Ninigret Pond and Quonochontaug Pond and their respective barrier beaches, both of which are salt ponds. The communities known as West Beach, Central Beach, and East Beach have several hundred residents, mostly in the summers, but over the years, there have been more year-round residents in Quonochontaug.
You had a peek at Blue Shutters Beach in my “B” post, and a visit to Ninigret in my “N” post. Blue Shutters is at the end of East Beach Road, and an unpaved road leads to the entrance of Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge. This area truly is one of the prettiest places in the state.
Quonnie Pond is a great spot for kayakers. You get the benefit of being at the coast, but no ocean waves!