Activities to Try this Spring: Pandemic Edition

Naeelah Desanges, Assistant Entertainment Editor

Spring 2021 has finally arrived and with it warm weather and chirping birds. As more people get vaccinated with the Covid 19 vaccine, restrictions are loosening, and a sense of normalcy is almost among us. With this in mind, here are a few springtime activities to enjoy amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. 


  1. Outdoor Picnic 

We repeatedly hear that being outdoors is the safest way to enjoy each other’s company, so an outdoor picnic in the park is a great way to take advantage of the fantastic weather and socialize. State Parks like Colt State Park in Barrington and Lincoln Woods in Lincoln are great options with even better fields which make social distancing more than possible. 


  1. Exercising Outside 

Walking, Running, or Hiking is much more alluring now that spring is in full swing. Taking time away from your devices and enjoying the outdoors while also getting exercise will make both your mind and body happy. Walks around your neighborhood are always an option, or visiting one of the many hiking trails all across Rhode Island is a sure way to make memories with loved ones. 


  1. Bike Rides

Keep with the outdoors theme; Bike Rides are a great way to admire the spring scenery and nature. The Woonasquatucket River Greenway Bike Path is a scenic root that is sure to meet your Bike path expectations seeing that it is free from road traffic and even has a 4.6 out of 5-star review!  


  1. Dine in the Outdoor Area of Restaurants

Supporting local businesses is something we can do all year round, but outdoor dining is more comfortable than ever in the warm weather. Try something new, such as Ogie’s Trailer Park or the Seven Star Bakery in Providence. Regardless of where you choose to dine, always remember to keep local businesses in mind. 


The weather is warmer, and the breeze is sweeter. Let’s enjoy this lovely weather and make as many memories as possible while doing our part to keep ourselves and each other safe. Hopefully, these ideas inspired some adventure, even if it looks slightly different due to the pandemic.