Here is a guy who knows how to enjoy Tiverton. He brought his own cooler and lunch..and found this magnificent little spot in the middle of the lawn surrounded by historic stone walls...and just off the main street. He was cool, comfy and not far from everything else he came here to do. Smart man.more
Tiverton's little business district is small, but rich in interesting shops and merchandise. You need to do some walking to explore things that are found behind the main street shops in order to get a real "Tiverton experience". There is a terrific gift shop/home goods store that I love to poke around in. Vintage linens, ironstone dishware, and a...more
My husband sat on the old stone wall at Gray's ice cream stand. The setting is so beautiful, but you can't capture it in one photo. The historical society property is just over the stone wall. They have beautiful grounds and out buildings, so folks sit around enjoying the view as well as their ice cream.At Gray's the crowd collects under the trees...more
There is a $6.50 entrance fee (with newspaper coupon.. $7 without the coupon) to attend the Antique show. You can go in and out as we did at lunch time. Dealers pack into these UHaul trucks or their private vans...not too much sleep when they are getting set up for a show.Karen found a fantastic vintage watering can for her garden.more
We are just back from the 4th of July antiques show and sale in Tiverton. There are some very special items to be found here. You enter the grounds where the sale is staged behind the buildings on the main street. The show is held in a little shaded municipal park.There is a small building where several of the dealers display rather special...more
This is one of my favorite dealer's booths. They deal in primarily early iron ware. We bought several items so we could cook in our fireplace and in the brick oven we had restored in our 1770 house. These folks always seem to find the nicest pieces of early iron ware.more
Evelyn's is a little "hole in the wall" as we say. It's a small restaurant at the water's edge, which specializes in fish and chips. Several fish delicacies plus a small variety of other foods are offered. The draw is that you can sit outside under this funny shelter with picnic tables underneath. Scraps fall to the seagulls who spend their time...more
UPDATE: Back for lunch in 2009 after antiqueing. This time I enjoyed a turkey wrap served with swiss cheese, sprouts, lettuce, tomatoe, and hummus. Served with homemade potatoe chips. It was interesting, flavorful and ample.I've never been disappointed here. It's clean and pleasant altho simple. Not many of these small operations privately owned...more
If you have been drinking coffee for any length of time you will notice a number of things. Alot of restaurants serve bad coffee. This is a tragedy unless you are in the coffee buisness. But if you take your time with getting what you need, or with what delights your palate you will discover many things. The worst offenders in the coffee area seem...more
Most people get around Tiverton by car. On Weekends don't be surprized if you see some very nice antique cars out for a drive.Local car clubs have events on weekends and weeknights and you can stop by and have a closer inspection of the vehicles and grab a hot dog or hamburger as well! Farm vehicles have been known to use the roads from time to...more
This plane has landed on Nanaquacket Pond. The dock belongs to Evelyn's retaurant which has reopened after an electrical fire. It is a seasonal retaurant. This well-known sea food restaurant has parking on the main road and access by boat as well. The town has limited their capability of having music indoors and out because of neighborhood noise...more
Many people choose to restore something at least once in their lives, whether it is a boat, a plane, an old relationship or a piece of furniture. The best way is to watch,learn from or get advice from people who have done it before..It's never too late and anything can be fixed. Certainly, there is too much reusable ,recycleable and toxic stuff...more
Great garden shop with lots of gift items mixed in. The shop is part of a complex of older buildings on the main road just after the 4 corners. There is also a good yarn store there and an iron worker. Stop by to wander the grounds and perhaps find yourself an herb or a garden statue.more
Lots of farms in this area...or people who enjoy doing one certain thing and setting up a stand to sell. Honey is an instance...as well as someone who sells blueberries, someone else makes their own salsa. You get the idea. tiny entrepenaurial stands dot the roadways throughout Tiverton and Little Compton, which is the next town over.more
The town of Tiverton is partially rural and there is a weekly farmers market at the Pardon Gray Preserve during the summer on Saturday mornings. We grow fruits and vegetables and produce meat and dairy products. Among the delicious local produce that I have sampled are tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and shallots, corn, arugula, carrots, rasberries,blueberries, apples and pears, milk and cheese. Surrounding areas also host many fruit and vegetable stands. You can also find fresh fish and local beef and chicken. Baked goods too..
Tiverton and Little Compton are very picturesque, but you do have to be careful on the roads. The large vehicles drive fast and the shoulders are not wide at all , if they exist. Please ride with care.
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Ticks live in these fields along with Deer, fox,rabbit and skunk. Dog ticks abound,But watch out for the little ones on clothing and children. High shoes and socks and long pants in the fields reccommended..
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Public campgrounds do exist but the chance to camp on private property exists if you ask around and make friends.. as for public campgrounds that are know to me check out Melville in Portsmouth,Fort Getty in Jamestown and Horseneck Beach in Westport.
Miscellaneous: I do answer questions about the area if people ask me nicely and don't seem too scary..
Sometimes it is nice to see what lies at the end of the road. Sakonnet Point is as far as the road takes you on the main route through Tiverton and LIttle Compton. Yes, there is a little harbor there and there used to be a restaurant and a hotel. Even some shops. Most of the area which was devastated by the hurricane of 1938 was never rebuilt. We...more