Cynthia - Click to enlarge Edition #41, 4 May 2009

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Tiverton, Rhode Island

Tiverton is located in Newport County on the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay. The town was originally incorporated in 1694, as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1747, Tiverton was incorporated as a town of Rhode Island. Here is a map of Tiverton.

Tiverton Four Corners is one of the state's historic sites, and it was placed on the National Register in 1974. Spring in Tiverton Four Corners brings great beauty as the trees and flowers come to life, so be sure to bring your camera! The area features fine art, antiques, gourmet treats, bicycle routes, and equestrian centers. Stroll through the many fine shops as you search for that special treasure.

Located at 409 Bulgarmarsh Road in Tiverton, the Newport Butterfly Zoo offers adults and children a chance to get up close and enjoy these beautiful creatures. The tour guides are friendly and very knowledable. You have the opportunity to see hundreds of butterflies as they flutter around the colorful flowers. This is another fine opportunity to put your camera to work.

Butterfly Zoo Are you feeling hungry? Pay a visit to the Stone Bridge Restaurant at 1848 Main Road. The Stone Bridge is open for lunch and dinner, and serves Seafood, American, and Italian cuisine. Diners are raving about the staff as well as the food! Hours are 11am to 4:30pm for lunch, and 5pm to 10pm for dinner. Reservations are accepted.

Summer will be here soon! Tiverton offers two beaches for your swimming and sunning enjoyment. Fogland Beach is located off of Fogland Beach Road and features lifeguards, changing rooms, showers, toilets, a children's playground, and picnic tables. Fishing and hiking/walking trails are also available.

Grinnell's Beach is located in the Stone Bridge area of Main Road. Features include lifeguards, toilets, picnic tables, fishing, and hiking/walking trails.

Travel back to 1730 with a visit to the Chase-Cory House at 3908 Main Road at Tiverton Four Corners. This historic building is now owned by the Tiverton Historical Society, and special exhibits are offered here throughout the season. The Chase-Cory House is open on Sundays, May through September, from 2pm to 4:30pm, and by appointment.

You're a hard working individual, so treat yourself to ice cream at Helger's Ice Cream Shoppe, located at 2475 Main Road. The servings are very generous, and the ice cream is delicious. Tell them that an ice cream loving mermaid sent you.

For a casual dining experience, an excellent choice is the Four Corners Grille at 3841 Main Road. This restaurant resembles an English tearoom. The menu is large, and features American and European cuisine including seafood, steaks, and sandwiches.

Brantal's Restaurant and Pub is located at 91 Crandall Road. Dine in the casual elegant dining room or relax in the pub. Brantal's menu features hot and cold appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, seafood, beef, pasta, and poultry. A children's menu is available for children under ten.

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Portland Head Light, by Kathy C. Cynthia,
This is a great place to bring out of town guests. Portland Head Light is probably one of the most photographed/painted light houses, commissioned in 1791 by President George Washington.


Kathy C.

This is a great picture. Thank you so much for sharing.


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Photo Credits:
Cynthia at Sunrise: DSI Photo
Butterfly: Webshots/robincollins1965
Portland Head Light: Kathy C.

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