RI’s Little Compton Named A Best Small Town In America
Monday, September 23, 2013
You can't get much closer to a quintessential New England town than Little Compton, according to Executive Travel. "Just a swim away from neighboring Massachusetts, the tiny village was settled back in the 17th century by folks from Plymouth Colony who wanted to expand their land holdings," wrote Caitlin Drexler in the September, 2013 issue.
Little Compton: Best Small Town
Little Compton was the only New England town to make the Best Small Towns list, and the only other Northeastern small town was Watkins Glen, NY.
"History and architecture buffs won't want to miss the Wilbor House, built in 1692 and now home to the Little Compton Historical Society," wrote Drexler. "Be sure to explore the town commons too, one of only three in the state, the whole of which is on the National Register of Historic Places." Drexler also gave props to Lloyd's Beach ("where locals [and visitors in the know] go to swim"), and a "sea-to-table dinner at the Sakonnet Point Marina," where she advises readers to pair locally caught lobster and oysters with "glasses of award-winning Gewürztraminer from Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyards."
Other winners across the country
The other 10 small towns named America's best for 2013 are:
Spring Green, Wisconsin
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
To read more about each of Executive Travel's best small towns, go here.
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