Summer Bucket List

8. Live On the Edge

Because you can play it safe all winter


If being on a boat doesn’t seem quite extreme enough for you, challenge yourself by conquering something new.

Skydive Newport, which makes its home at the Newport Airport (which is curiously in Middletown), offers tandem skydives with experienced instructors. It’s your best odds for jumping out of an airplane and being alive to brag about it later. Also at the Newport Airport is Bird’s Eye View Helicopters, which offers various sightseeing tours like the Newport Mansions tours and lighthouse tours.

If your idea of fun is hunting down your friends and mercilessly conquering them, do it. In Wakefield, the Extreme Complex offers paintball and airsoft gun rentals, and a giant course to shoot them on. And if speed is your thing, Ocean State Harley Davidson is the place to be – whether you’re ready to make the leap and buy your own bike, or just admire other people’s at one of their many exhibition days this summer.


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