Middletown is a swimsuit community with a population of 17,334. With several beaches to call its own, it is centrally located between Narragansett Bay and the Sakonnet River in Rhode Island.
A wide variety of restaurants in town ? from fast foods and coffee shops to pubs and restaurants ? ensure that every craving will be satisfied. There are also a number of excellent bakeries available for a snack or two.
In addition to the usual motels, there are several B&Bs and inns where guests can stay in style. The Carriage House Inn and The Agincourt Inn, both on Miantonomi Avenue, are especially noteworthy. These gracious relics of Colonial days are endowed with the beauty and charm of a more genteel era that transcends time.
One of the most popular attractions in Middletown is the Norman Bird Sanctuary with more than 350 acres of beachside trails. Biking is a great way to take to the trails, especially in the crisp autumn days. Renting a bike is an easy deal at the Pedal Power Bicycle Shop in town.
And what vacation would be complete without a round of golf? The Newport National Golf Club prides itself in being the "# 1 Public Access Club in RI" as judged by Golf Digest's 2004 "Survey of America's Best New Courses". This course is great for golfers of any level, and it affords spectacular views of the ocean.
Bird watching at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is a popular pastime here, and catching the views of a radiant sunset on Third Beach is another. More adventuresome sports are just minutes away ? offshore fishing, parasailing, jet skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving and sea kayaking are all available in Newport.
A unique and exciting way to see the area and get a great view of the Newport mansions and surrounding beaches is to take a Bird's Eye View Helicopter tour. Getting a personal, narrated tour of the region from 20,000 feet up is a thrilling experience that promises to be indelibly marked in memory.
Middletown is about 4 miles north of Newport in Rhode Island.