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Nestled along a picturesque harbor, Historic Wickford Village waits to be explored.

About two hours’ drive from Boston on Route 95 S, take Route 4 S to 102 S, exit 5A.  Three miles along Route 102, turn onto Brown Street and find yourself in the center of Wickford Village.  You will feel a calmness for the quiet, enchanting scenery.  It is not the rush of a more commercial waterfront town, it is the charm of history mingled with fine shops and restaurants situated along a scenic harbor dotted with colorful boats.

Recently, Yankee Magazine noted that there are “seven” New England States.  I read with interest that they have concluded that the seventh state is the sea.  Clever.  Other than beautiful Vermont, the other five New England states border the ocean with shorelines to deliver a thrill – the sea is immense and soothing, a huge attraction to most.

Settled in 1637, Wickford has been said to possess “One of the ten best Main Streets in America.”  They begin in May with a festive Memorial Day Parade.  In June, a garden tour and in July an arts festival.  Vibrant fall foliage provides entertainment for a few months until December when the town proudly displays their Festival of Lights. 

Twenty minutes over a network of bridges, Wickford is a neighbor to beautiful Newport.  The entire area holds treasures and treats for everyone. With ample doses of pure New England charm, Wickford should not be overlooked.  A weekend or even a day in the area will provide you with the change of scenery you will not forget. 

Virginia Young, author – southshorewriter.com 


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