farm coast city guide


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Today’s city guide comes to us from Aiden FitzGerald, a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, Whole Living and Rhode Island Monthly. She currently lives in Little Compton with her husband, Charlie Barmonde, a ceramic artist. Aiden shares some of the many wonderful towns around the charming FarmCoast of New England. From local craftsman shops to classic New England inns, Aiden gives us a delightful glimpse into this coastal region. Thanks for such a wonderful guide! — Stephanie

You can read the full guide after the jump . . .

New England’s FarmCoast includes the four towns of Tiverton and Little Compton, Rhode Island, Westport and Dartmouth, Massachusetts. This picturesque region straddles two states and is dotted with cattle and sheep that graze in open pastures. Ancient stonewalls punctuate the verdant landscape. The seashore sparkles alongside quiet and curving country roads. Here the pace is slow — a tractor often shares these country roads. There is a unique respect for the original culture, agriculture and all things related to food and its origins, production and consumption.

Many other quaint industries have arisen from the farm-based economy of the region. Small villages are host to boutiques, galleries, ice cream shops, breweries, vintners, bakeries and farm stands.

These four towns, with their white church steeples, old general stores and cemetery gravestones askew, are quintessential New England. They are sleepy and quaint and come alive during the summer, when farm stands brim with gorgeous garden-fresh flowers and produce. In addition to walking the many nature trails and relaxing at the beach, it’s fun to spontaneously stop at roadside stands and stock up on whatever is for sale — berries, dahlias, tomatoes and sunflowers in the summer and pumpkins and apples in the fall. Payment is by the honor system; slip cash and coins in the can.

Having grown up and lived here most of my life, I appreciate the magic of the FarmCoast, its tranquility and confluence of color and light. Artists seem to gravitate here. Two studio tours throughout the summer highlight many of the FarmCoast’s artists. The tours are free and give visitors an opportunity to interact with local artists and see their creative spaces. Check out the South Coast Open Studio Tour and The Art Drive.

Some notable local artists include:
Jewelry designer Susan Freda (susanfreda.com) in Tiverton Four Corners
Ceramic artist Charlie Barmonde (barmondestudios.com) in Little Compton, RI
Ceramic artist Chris Gustin (gustinceramics.com) in South Dartmouth, MA
Textiles and furniture by Pat Stanton (StanistanDesign.com) in Little Compton, RI
Painter, ceramic and installation artist Nancy Train Smith (nancytrainsmith.com) in South Dartmouth, MA.

Here are some of the gems of my lifelong home that I recommend:

Tiverton

Places to Stay

Ferolbink Bed & Breakfast — Located on a working farm with views of the Sakonnet River, this cozy inn is a relaxing getaway. 993 Punkateest Neck Road, Tiverton, RI; (401) 624-6384

Sakonnet Farm & Old Schoolhouse — This 19th-century one-room schoolhouse was the oldest in Tiverton. Recently renovated, the B&B is furnished with period décor including an original 24” working cast-iron bell. Modern amenities include a gourmet kitchen, flat panel TVs, central AC, and a Jacuzzi tub. The owners are a husband-and-wife team who also run a farm offering free-range eggs, gourmet forest-grown mushrooms, seasonal produce and homemade jams, jellies and pies just down the road. 4050 West Main Road, Tiverton Four Corners; (401) 624-4004

Places to Eat, Drink and Snack

Provender Sandwiches! This place specializes in hearty sandwiches that brim with fresh, flavorful fixings. And don’t skip dessert — their marzipan cake and ginger molasses cookies can’t be beat. 3889 Main Road, Tiverton 4 Corners, RI; (401) 624-8084

Milk and Honey Bazaar — This artisan cheese shop and specialty food market is a gourmand’s dream, offering more than 100 varieties of cheese, plus pâtés, charcuterie, olives, crisps, fresh baguettes and local honey. 3838 Main Road, Tiverton, RI; (401) 624-1974

Gray’s Ice Cream — Since 1928, Gray’s has been serving delicious homemade ice cream in Tiverton Four Corners. The award-winning dessert is made onsite by the shop’s owner and is served every day, all year. 16 East Road, Tiverton 4 Corners, RI; (401) 624-4500

Coastal Roasters — Stop by this waterfront café for an extra-special cup of joe. All of their coffee beans are organic, Fair Trade and roasted daily in small batches by hand. Located in Tiverton’s Stone Bridge District overlooking the Sakonnet River, this eco-minded micro-roaster boasts a full espresso bar, fruit smoothies and locally made pastries. 1791 Main Road, Tiverton, RI; (401) 624-2343

The Black Goose — The extensive Greek-inspired menu here includes homemade moussaka, spanakopita, paninis, stuffed grape leaves and baklava. Delicious! To top it off, there is an outdoor patio with a pretty river view. 2160 Main Road, Tiverton, RI; (401) 816-0882

Evelyn’s Drive-In — Kick back while enjoying crab cakes, fish and chips and a cold beer at this casual, waterfront clam shack overlooking the Sakonnet River. A Rhode Island tradition for nearly 40 years! 2335 Main Road, (Route 77) Tiverton, RI; (401) 624-3100

Places to Shop

Rummage — It’s fun to rummage, or search, for personal treasures at this upscale consignment shop where every item has a story. High-end designer and vintage clothing, antique and collectible objects, handmade jewelry and locally made ceramics, skincare products and clothes are artfully displayed. 3845 Main Road, Tiverton, RI; (401) 624-2811

Roseberry-Winn Pottery & Tile — These handmade ceramic dishes, tiles and lovely home accents are both pretty and practical and are sold by the artists who made them. 3842 Main Road, Tiverton 4 Corners, RI; (401) 816-0010

The Cottage at Four Corners — It’s nearly impossible not to exhale and breathe deeper upon entering this beautiful home-furnishings shop highlighted by delicate décor details, fresh flowers and lush fabrics. The shop offers design services and sells Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Simon Pearce and Match Pewter. Don’t forget to check out the furniture collection on the second floor. 3847 Main Road, Tiverton 4 Corners; (401) 625-5814

Nankeen — These lovely cotton bags and accessories are hand-printed with indigo dyes in a time-honored Chinese art form that dates back to the Song Dynasty. The result looks fresh and clean and very fashionable. 3879 Main Road, Tiverton 4 Corners, RI; (401) 816-0826

Gallery 4 — An unusual mix of Chinese antique furniture, fine art, oriental rugs, 
jewelry, carved stone sculptures and accessories for the home and garden.
 3848 Main Road, Tiverton Four Corners, RI; 
(401) 816-0999

Tiffany Peay Jewelry — These delicate rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and charms are handmade and radiate with gold, gemstones and pearls. The artist’s unique, whimsical collections have been featured in many national fashion magazines. 3851 Main Road, Second Floor, 
Tiverton Four Corners, RI;
 (888) 808-0201

Amy C. Lund, Hand Weaver — Beautiful heirloom-quality linens, blankets, rugs and scarves hand-woven by Amy Lund as well as other local artisans. The large wooden looms are a lovely sight, too. 3964 Main Road, Tiverton 4 Corners, RI; 
(401) 816-0000

Sakonnet Purls — With more than 170 yarns in every color you could imagine spilling from cubbies and baskets, it’s easy to see how this place is indeed the “most complete knitting and needlepoint shop in the USA.” Located in a charming 18th-century farmhouse, Sakonnet Purls has the largest selection of natural fiber in New England — including cashmere, cotton, silky merino wool, mohair, blends and machine-washable wools specially designed for babies. 3988 Main Road, Tiverton 4 Corners, RI; (401) 624-9902, letsknit.com

Little Purls — With high-quality clothes, toys, books and gadgets filling its two-floors, there is something fun and stylish for every child here. 3952 Main Road, Tiverton 4 Corners, RI; (401) 625-5990

Courtyards — Tucked into a quaint courtyard behind Little Purls, this gallery showcases garden art, jewelry, pottery and other fun work by more than 500 artisans. 3980 Main Road, Tiverton 4 Corners, RI; (401) 624-8682

Peter’s Attic Antiques/Antiques II — These two shops share a small building brimming with antiques. It’s a good place to find country tables and nightstands, bureaus, garden ornaments and small treasures. 8 Neck Road, Tiverton 4 Corners, RI; (401) 625-5912 (Peter’s) (401) 816-0864 (Ant. II)

Kelly Milukas Bow House Studio — These vibrant paintings breathe life into vivid landscapes,
 seascapes and market scenes. Her cow pastels are also delightful. 355 Neck Road, Tiverton, RI; (401) 480-3536

Things to Do and See

Fogland Beach — Stock up on picnic provisions at Provender and Milk and Honey, and hit this beautiful beach on the Sakonnet shore. Amenities include changing rooms, showers and a children’s playground.

Weetamoo Woods and Pardon Gray Preserve — 550 acres of varied habitats including rare coastal 
oak-holly forest and Atlantic white cedar swamp. 
Entrances at East Road, Lake Road 
and Lafayette Rd, Tiverton, RI

Emile Ruecker Wildlife Refuge — Explore this peaceful 50-acre parcel of woods and salt marsh located
 along the Sakonnet River.
Seapowet Ave., Tiverton, RI

Little Compton

Places to Stay

Harmony Home Farm Bed & Breakfast — Quaint and comfortable accommodations overlooking a large grassy field where cows and their calves graze alongside a horse and sheep. 456 Long Hwy., Little Compton, RI; (401) 635-2283

Stone House — In addition to excellent client service, this waterfront luxury hotel focuses on sustainability. Among the hotel’s green elements are a bio-diesel generator, solar-powered electricity, geothermal heat, an onsite waste-water treatment center, salvaged rooftop slate and reclaimed lumber for the restaurant bar and hotel room furniture. For complete decadence, relax at the spa and enjoy fine dining at Pietra and comfort food at 1854 — each emphasizes local ingredients. 122 Sakonnet Point Road, Little Compton, RI; (401) 635-2222

The Edith Pearl Bed & Breakfast — Surrounded by 200 acres of preserved and working farmland, this comfortable inn has spacious rooms, antique beds and a wrap-around porch with river and pond views. A Yankee Magazine’s Editor’s Choice “Best of New England,” the Edith Pearl offers full breakfast and wireless Internet, and it’s pet friendly. 250 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI; (401) 592-0053

Places to Eat, Drink and Snack

Art Cafe — Pull up a garden bench outside or a comfy vintage couch inside while sipping lattes and admiring locally made artwork sold onsite. 7 South of Commons Road, Little Compton, RI; (401) 635-2169

The Commons Lunch — The food here is good, down-home cooking, but it’s the friendly service and comfortable atmosphere that make this family-owned restaurant a great place. Ask for real maple syrup on your pancakes. 48 Commons, Little Compton, RI; (401) 635-4388

The Barn — Hearty fare like biscuits and sausage with gravy, lobster omelets and chocolate-chip almond pancakes. Lighter fare, too, like the local specialty Johnny cakes — thin and savory cornmeal cakes with a slightly nutty flavor. Sunlight streaming through tall windows and the wide-planked pine floors and exposed ceiling beams make this restored barn a great way to start any day. 15 Main Street, Adamsville, RI; 
(401) 635-2985

The Pantry — Stock up on premium victuals including sandwiches, bread and baked goods–all homemade at this small, sweet spot– before heading further south, where there’s not much more than gorgeous stonewalls leading to the rolling ocean. The menu is small, simple and delicious. 374 West Main Road,
Little Compton, RI; (401) 592-0295

Young Family Farm — This 180-acre family-owned farm sells fresh flowers and produce plus local cheese, pastries and pies all summer long. Pick-your-own apples available in the autumn. 260 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI; (401) 635-0110

Places to Shop

Wilbur’s Store — A Little Compton fixture for nearly 120 years, this well-stocked store looks deceptively small from the outside. In addition to selling groceries, hardware, clothes, toys, wrapping paper and stationery, they have a deli counter and fresh and hot take-home meals including pot roast and Chicken Cordon Bleu. 50 Commons, Little Compton, RI; (401) 635-2356

Gray’s General Store — Built in 1788 by Samuel Church, Gray’s is the oldest general store in the country. An original soda fountain, cigar and tobacco cases and an ice chest are among its fun features. Antiques, Rhode Island Johnnycake meal and penny candy for sale. 4 Main Street, Adamsville, RI; (401) 635-4566

Peckham’s Greenhouse — Fifth-generation farmer Rick Peckham grows gorgeous perennials and healthy houseplants on his family’s original farmland, established in 1865. Brilliant blossoms and friendly staff brighten even the most gray and rainy days. In addition to selling plants, shrubs, mulch and garden accessories, Peckham’s provides free advice, tool sharpening, weekend lectures and plant Rx — they are determined to bring sick plants back to health! 200 West Main Road,
 Little Compton, RI; 
(401) 635-4775

Things to Do and See

Barmonde Studios — Inspired by his life as a mariner and an artisan, ceramic artist Charlie Barmonde crafts graceful one-of-a-kind sculptural and functional vessels. 440 Long Hwy., Little Compton, RI; (401) 835-8415

Fried Glass Studio — Artist Ian Silvia blows vibrant, luminous glass that is both functional and sculptural. 37 Old Stone Church Road, Little Compton, RI; (401) 954-8572

Gray’s Gristmill — Step back in time at this historic gristmill that is still used as a working mill to grind corn for the famous Johnny Cake meal. Take home some of the best cornmeal you’ll ever taste. 683 Adamsville Road, Westport MA; (508) 636-6075

South Shore Beach — Located at the end of South Shore Road, with salt Tunipus Pond on one side and a view of Cuttyhunk and the Elizabeth Islands across the ocean, this is a beautiful town beach. Walk east along the sandy shore to Goosewing Beach, a wildlife refuge owned by the Nature Conservancy, for less-populated sand and a view of nesting piping plovers. Little Compton, RI

Sakonnet Vineyards — Sample wines in the vineyards’ 50 acres. Vinifera varietals include Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc, as well as a French-American hybrid, Vidal Blanc. Daily tours at noon and 3 p.m. 162 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI; (401) 635-8486

Westport

Places to Stay

The Paquachuck Inn Bed & Breakfast — This waterfront whaling-era landmark overlooks Westport Harbor. 2056 Main Road, Westport Point, MA; (508) 636-4398

Places to Eat, Drink and Snack

The Back Eddy — “Think Coastal. Eat Local.” is the motto of this popular waterfront restaurant. Their menu is innovative and fresh, influenced in part by Portuguese cuisine, and the vibe is merry. Enjoy the raw bar and libations on the docks while you wait to be seated. 1 Bridge Road, Westport, MA; (508) 636-6500

Bud’s by the Beach — “No shirt, no shoes, no worries.” Bud’s is a laid back spot serving burgers, sandwiches and ice cream. Rent a surfboard here and hit the waves at Horseneck Beach, a short walk down the road. Surf lessons available, too. 9 Bridge Road, Westport, MA; (508) 636-5333

The Bayside Restaurant — This casual, family-style restaurant overlooking Allan’s Pond and Buzzard’s Bay serves fresh seafood and local specialties for lunch and dinner. Breakfast served on weekends. 1253 Horseneck Road, Westport, MA; (508) 636-5882

Partners Village Store — Peruse the bookshop and unique selection of gifts at this country store and café. The sandwiches and strawberry rhubarb pie are delicious. 865 Main Road, Westport, MA; (508) 636-2572

The Westporter — A cozy bistro serving lunch and dinner.
 1031 Main Road, Westport, MA; (508) 636-9000

Lees Market — This independent, family-owned grocer has everything from organic produce and specialty foods to fresh sushi and beer, wine and spirits. 796 Main Road, Westport, MA 02790; (508) 636-3348

Gooseberry Natural Foods — Located in an old two-car garage, this store — open for more than 25 years — has a surprisingly vast selection of organic and natural foods, body care products, supplements and gift items. The shop’s friendly owner is a nutritionist and homeopathic practitioner. 1037 Main Road, Westport, MA; (508) 636-2241

Places to Shop

Gray’s Gristmill — Historic gristmill still used as a working mill to grind corn for famous Johnny Cake meal. 638 Adamsville Road, Westport, MA; (508) 636-6075

Sticks Stones and Stars — A good selection of quality local arts and crafts. 782 Main Road, Westport, MA; (508) 636-0888

Partners Village Store — Peruse the bookshop and unique selection of gifts at this country store and café. The sandwiches and strawberry rhubarb pie are delicious. 865 Main Road, Westport, MA; (508) 636-2572

Country Woolens — This independent shop has everything from North Face, Carhart and Keene outdoor clothing and shoes to Fresh Produce baby clothes and stylish women’s attire. 842 Main Rd., Westport, MA; (508) 636-5661

Things to Do and See

Dedee Shattuck Gallery — This capacious gallery opened in June and is dedicated to fine art and craft. The building was inspired by Westport’s historic Quaker architecture and is enhanced by soaring columns of glass delineating its four corners. Partners Lane, Westport, MA; (508) 717-1098

Horseneck Beach State Reservation — This sandy southwest facing 2-mile-long beach provides a nice breeze on sweltering summer days. Stretching across nearly 600 acres of beach and salt marsh, Horseneck is an excellent spot for birding. Behind the dunes near Gooseberry Neck is a 100-site campground. Rte. 88, Westport, MA; (508) 636-8816

Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery — This family-owned vineyard, celebrating 25 years, is New England’s largest. Their 80 acres of grapes include chardonnay, pinot noir, riesling, rkatsiteli, pinot blanc, pinot gris, muscat and more. Pack a picnic and sample their crisp, refreshing wines. Daily tastings and tours. 417 Hixbridge Rd., Westport, MA; (508) 636-3423

Just Beer — Take a tour and sample some of the tasty local brew. Growlers for sale! 98 Horseneck Road, Westport, MA; (508) 636-2288; justbeer.us

Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures — Rent a kayak and explore the placid Westport River. Instruction and tours are also available. 489 Old Country Road, Westport, MA; (508) 636-0300

Dartmouth

Places to Stay

The Henley House Bed & Breakfast — This friendly, comfortable inn is within walking distance to Padanaram Village and Harbor and is open year-round. 194 Rockland Street, South Dartmouth, MA; (508) 991-7210

Places to Eat, Drink and Snack

The Black Bass Grille — A cozy, low-ceiling, harbor-side restaurant that serves contemporary American cuisine. Patio seating available. Serving lunch and dinner daily and Sunday brunch. 3 Water Street, South Dartmouth, MA; (508) 999-6975

The Beach Plum Café — This friendly café is run by a husband-and-wife team serving delicious classics with a twist — don’t miss the brioche sticky buns, fish tacos or homemade granola with honey-lemon Greek yogurt and fresh berries. There’s a view of the harbor, too. Heavenly! 6 Bridge Street, Dartmouth, MA; (508) 994-1162

Dockside — Quahogs and chilidogs are as much a staple at this place as its tasty ice cream. They offer organic Fair Trade coffee, too. 1 Bridge Street, South Dartmouth, MA; (508) 999-4694

Salvador’s Ice Cream — Celebrate National Ice Cream Month (July) at this historic ice cream stand that’s been family-owned and operated since 1936. 460 Smith Neck Road, South Dartmouth, MA

Places to Shop

The Packet — A fun shop that sells clothing for men, women and babies, and it offers jewelry, accessories and a unique gift selection for those last-minute housewarming gifts. 354 Elm Street, South Dartmouth, MA; (508) 994-0759

Flora — Accessories for the home, tableware, bath and body, jewelry, bags and more. 324 Elm Street, South Dartmouth, MA; (508) 996-2332

Folia — An invitation and stationery boutique offering fine custom stationery, invitations, baby announcements, pad sets, personalized cocktail napkins and great gifts! 354 Elm Street, South Dartmouth, MA; (508) 992-2950

Norton Gallery — A great selection of nautical charts, aerial photos and historic maps. Get it framed while you’re here! 330 Elm Street, South Dartmouth, MA; (508) 997-9674

The Needleworker — Cozy shop featuring an extensive collection of hand-painted canvases, fibers and needlepoint supplies. Expert finishing and instruction services are offered. 1 Bridge Street, South Dartmouth, MA; (508) 999-2477

BeJeweled — A sleek shop featuring an array of sterling silver, 14K gold and designer jewelry. 1 Bridge Street, South Dartmouth, MA; (508) 996-3345

The Woodhouse Shop — This quaint shop carries an impressive selection of antiques and collectibles and miniatures, plus handcrafted dollhouses and toys for all ages. 312 Elm Street, South Dartmouth, MA; (508) 993-5014

Davoll’s General Store — Open since 1793, Davoll’s sells clothing, autographed children’s books, antique furniture and collectibles including Byers’ Choice Carolers, Snowbabies, Christopher Radko ornaments, Cat’s Meow historic building figures and Tom Clark Gnomes. 1228 Russell’s Mills Road, Dartmouth, MA; (508) 636-4530; 888-282-0478

Things to Do and See

Apponagansett Park — This harbor-side park features a picnic area, playground and volleyball and basketball courts. Enjoy ice cream, lobster rolls, burgers and fries at the onsite Oxford Creamery while listening to the seaside summer concert series on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 77 Gulf Road, South Dartmouth, MA; (508) 992 3603

Lloyd Center — An environmental research and education center located on 55 acres of estuary and maritime forest, the Lloyd Center is identified by the Massachusetts Environmental Affairs office as one of the state’s 15 “Special Places.” The main building, a four-story modern structure, was originally a residence and overlooks Buzzards Bay and the Slocum River estuary. Trails are open from dawn to dusk year-round and are free to the public. 430 Potomska Road, South Dartmouth, MA; (508) 990-0505

Adriance Furnituremakers — Their slogan says it best: “Tomorrow’s Heirlooms Handcrafted Today.” Skilled artisans create original furniture in the tradition of New England design. 288 Gulf Road, South Dartmouth, MA; (508) 993-4800

Alderbrook Farm — Friendly farm stand with vegetable gardens, fresh eggs, local milk, produce, baked goods, birdseed and feeders. Their animals — cows, donkeys, goats and sheep — don’t mind being patted.. 1213 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth, MA; (508) 636-4562

Gustin Ceramics Gallery — Ceramic artist Chris Gustin creates both sculptural and functional work — all of it stunning. 231 Horseneck Road, South Dartmouth, MA; (508) 636-6213

Salt Marsh Pottery — Handmade, hand-painted pottery and tiles with wildflower imprints. 1167 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth, MA; (508) 636-4813

Christine

This is an incredible guide- so comprehensive. As a Rhode Islander based in Providence, I have a feeling this guide will become my summer travel essential!

I have visited the FarmCoast region before, but I guess I had no idea that it offered so very much to do! Well done Aiden- thanks for a great guide.

talley

Little Compton is a little slice of heaven. My husband’s family has a house there and I have spent many a summer weekend eating breakfasts at Commons, jumping from the bluff at Warren’s Point and picking up a pile of veggies for dinner at Walker’s farm stand (highly recommend). The Art Cafe is another favorite spot for a morning cup of coffee. Great guide – I’m looking forward to exploring some of your recommendations the next time I’m there.

Jen

So glad you mentioned Westport Rivers Winery! It’s a beautiful spot for a picnic and operated by the nicest team of people. The winery also sells some amazing (and affordable) sparkling wine.

Meg

Very cool! Just sent this on to my aunt, who lives in an adorable 18th century house in Bristol, RI. I plan to employ it on my annual visit, too.

Meg

My favorite places in the entire world. Try to get there at least once a week for the beaches and great Provender sandwiches every summer!

ACL Handweaver

Great guide. Thanks for spreading the word of the wonders of the coast! Hope to see you all stopping by the area this summer.

ethanollie

i have never even heard of it referred to as the Farm Coast…and I live in MA. makes me want to go there before I leave New England…so beautiful!!

Lisa

The Farm Coast is truly a hidden gem! It is one of the most beautiful places in New England, without the craziness of the cape or Newport in the summer. A perfect day trip from Boston, Providence or the cape. Thanks for sharing, Aiden!

Lakshmi

As a Chicago resident who grew up in northern MA and still visits regularly, this is really exciting info. Thanks for always teaching me new ways to love the things I love!

Jocelyn

Definitely great info! For those around the Dartmouth area (Padanaram in particular), The Black Bass is awesome… small place but worth a visit. Everything’s delicious and the owner really cares about his customers and his restaurant. He’s always talking to the guests, gotta love that small-town charm! Plus, if you’re in the area, might as well continue to Horseneck Beach to swim off lunch :) Ah, I love home…

caroline

amazing! the FarmCoast is so incredibly beautiful! so happy to see this guide – nice job Aiden!

Jo Chopra

My husband and I were married in Tiverton – at Nanaquaket, once owned by the Sisters of the Holy Union, now, I’m afraid, some very rich person’s private property. But what a beautiful spot! Thanks for highlighting all the special joys of this wonderful place.

Julia

As a Little Comptonite AND Design Sponge superfan, I am delighted with this post! Thanks!

Larry Art

Terrific work Aiden, and like your Dad, we have been here many years and still to discover ALL that the area offers, We will pass this site to all our friends.

Cait

This is one of the best city guides I have seen! We are in the Hudson Valley in NY so a lot of people come to us from the city to get away. Needless to say I am always looking for somewhere else to get away to myself. I think this just made some decisions for me. Thanks for the comprehensive guide!

rose

Interesting picture choice – that’s nightshade twined with field bindweed – two unpleasant weeds. I assume most of Farm Coast is more pleasant to gaze upon :) This guide is quite tempting and wonderfully exhaustive though!

Barclay

If you are traveling to this part of New England this Summer (or any Summer in the future) be sure to check out the South Coast Open Studios tours, which I’ve been a part of since 2009. Be sure to check of the organization’s site at http://www.southcoastartists.org/. It’s free and it’s held in these four towns.

Barclay

Sorry you already mentioned it! Nevermind-thanks for that!!!

celeste

Been going to LC since I was 10, my parents ended up building a house there so, I consider it my 2nd home. Lovely and amazing place. But, we like to keep it a secret ;)

Barry

Flora in Padanaram also has some really great clothes now and the shopkeepers are among the best in the business. Don’t miss it while enjoying a walk around “the Village”!

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