Potowomut, or ‘land of fires’ in the Native American tongue of Narragansett, is a small town just south of
the city of Warwick in Kent County. There is a little confusion over where
Potowomut belongs geographically, as it is often thought of as part of Warwick, and was originally a village in the Warwick Township, but shares a ZIP code
with neighboring East Greenwich. Either way – Potowomut is a lovely place to
visit with your dog!
Goddard Memorial State Park has got to be your first outing here. This spectacular 472-acre public open space has spacious, lush grassy areas for picnicking or playing, forest areas with 18 miles of bridle trails for on-lead walks together, and plenty of family-friendly attractions, such as bath-houses, a performing arts centre, an equestrian show area and sports fields. There really is something for everyone here!
If the weather is kind, take a drive up to Sandy Point Beach and Marsh Point on Potowomut Neck. There are always lots of birds to see and views out into Greenwich Bay are photo-worthy. You will need to keep your pup on a lead here and make sure you clean up after him, but he will love exploring the beaches with you.
While there aren’t any vets in Potowomut itself, there is one very closeby on the other side of Greenwich cove in East Greenwich.
So, get out and explore – you and your dog will love visiting this quaint little town.