The Farm Coast

by Leslie on October 3, 2011

Jolian and I decided at the last minute to get out of the city for the weekend and we headed to New England’s farm coast, an area I’ve been wanting to visit since reading about it on Design Sponge. The farm coast is located on the border of Rhode Island and Massachusetts and is made up of four towns, Tiverton and Little Compton, RI and Westport and Dartmouth, MA. The area is absolutely gorgeous with its farms, beaches, endless stonewalls, wineries, and charming farmstands. It’s so rare these days to find a coastal town that hasn’t been built up, but this is it. It seemed like every building and house was built in the 1800s and had a plaque on it to prove it. Instead of hotels and new mansions, there are rolling pastures that lead down to the sea. It’s really lovely.

We stayed at the Paquachuck Inn which was built in 1827 during the whaling and ship building era and is located on the Westport harbor. The old building was beautiful and it’s in a great location. My only issue was that it’s a B&B. Eating a communal breakfast and sharing a bathroom down the hall gives me anxiety. I know people love it, I’m just not one of those people. I had overlooked these details when booking our stay – I was blinded by the wooden ceilings and exposed beams. They were really pretty ceilings.

It was a great little weekend getaway. I’d highly recommend checking it out if you’re within driving distance. I’d love to go back in the summer to enjoy the beach, and I’m sure it will be absolutely stunning in a few weeks when the leaves change. I’d hoped for some leaf peeping while we were there, but we were too early. No leaves to peep. Guess we’ll have to make another trip when they do.

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Louise October 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Beautiful photos. Was that with a phone camera??

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Leslie October 4, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Thanks! No, they were taken with Jolian’s camera.

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FarmCoast New England July 28, 2012 at 8:57 am

What beautiful pictures of the area! Thanks for sharing this, we’re glad you enjoyed your visit to the FarmCoast!

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