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Local:

Dining:

Kinsale Inn
13 Water Street
Mattapoisett, MA
508.758.4922

Candleworks
72 N. Water Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
508.997.1294

Back Eddy
1 Bridge Rd
Westport, MA
508.636.6500

LePage's Seafood & Grille
439 Martine Street
Fall River, MA 02721,
508.677.2180

Waterstreet Cafe
36 Water Street, Battleship Cove
Fall River, MA 02724
508.672.8748

Casual Dining:

Freestones
41 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
508.993.7477

Mike's Seafood
390 Huttleston Avenue
Fairhaven, MA 02719
508.996.9810

Margaret's
16 Main Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719
508.992.9942

Family Fun:

Horseneck Beach State Reservation
Route 88, Wesport Point
Westport, MA
This unspoiled barrier beach is on 600 acres located at Westport Point and boasts the most expansive gleaming sandy shoreline and rolling surf on the South Coast. It is ideal for body surfing, family outings, long strolls and sand castles. There are showers and bath house facilities along with a Snack Shack, featuring clam cakes and local sea fare. A 100 acre campsite, boating, and fishing are available to extend your day at the beach.


Demarest Lloyd State Park
Barney's Joy Road
Dartmouth, MA
508.636.8816
A Naturalist dream located in South Dartmouth and nestled along a saltwater inlet. This park contains numerous wooded and hiking trails. It features nature walks and special seasonal events of interest to both adults and children. Picnicking, boating, fishing and swimming are available.

New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park
This federal park was created to preserve the significance of New Bedford's world renowned 19th century whaling industry. Its famed whale oil illuminated lamps world-wide and made the city America's most prosperous commercial port. The park encompasses 34 acres and 70 buildings within the historic district and includes cobblestone streets, a restored waterfront, period merchant storefronts and counting houses. The Park Visitor Center conducts walking tours.

Buttonwood Park Zoo
The Park was originally opened in 1894. Newly revitalized in the new millenium the zoo is easily accessible from Interstate 195 and is home to nearly 200 species of animal.

Museums:

The New Bedford Whaling Museum
18 Johnny Cake Hill Road
New Bedford, MA 02740
508.997.0046
Fax: 508.997.0018 and 508.994.4350
The nation's largest museum devoted to American whaling and New Bedford's historic role. The museum features the Lagoda, a half-scale model square rigged whaling ship, scrimshaw, whaling artifacts and paintings, and Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" display. The museum is open daily.

The Rotch Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum
396 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
508.997.1401
This Greek Revival mansion was built in 1834 for William Rotch, a leading whaling merchant. It was later the homestead for the Edward Coffin Jones and Mark M. Duff families. This splendid home and formal Victorian gardens with historic wooden pergola are available for tours year-round.

Battleship Massachusetts - Historic naval ships, military exhibits, and related memorabilia.
Battleship Cove
Fall River, MA 02721
508.678.1100

Seamen's Bethel
15 Johnny Cake Hill Road
508.992.3295
This Whaleman's Chapel was featured in the famed novel "Moby Dick". It memorializes sailors who were lost at sea. The pulpit is fashioned as a ship's prow. The museum is opened during the summer, and provides tours by special appointment.

Plimouth Plantation: The Living History Museum of 17th Century Plymouth
P.O. Box 1620
Plymouth, MA 02362
508.746.1622

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