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Westerly is the southwesternmost town in Rhode Island. It is along the border with Connecticut at the seacoast.

  • Amtrak, 14 Railroad Av., +1 800 872 7245, [1]. One of Rhode Island's three stations is in Westerly.
  • Westerly State Airport (IATA: WST) (ICAO: KWST), 56 Airport Rd. Small regional airport.
  • RIPTA FLEX Service [2]. Transit designed to serve suburban and rural communities in Rhode Island. Reservation need to make with 48 hours in advance by calling the TOLL-FREE Flex Line at +1 877 906 FLEX (3539) or +1 401 784 9500, ext. 220.
Wilcox Park
Wilcox Park
  • Granite Theatre, 1 Granite Street, +1 401 596 2341. The Granite Theater occupies a historic building in downtown Westerly and offers Broadway productions from March through December.
  • Wilcox Park. Features 18 acres of trees, flowers, shrubs, twisting paths and a large pond, Wilcox Park is a Victorian-era walking park that has been the center of Westerly's historic downtown since the late 1800's. In June, Wilcox Park is the setting for the annual Summer Pops Concert, which draws thousands of visitors from throughout the area.

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Marinas

Westerly Marina 41 Margin Street, +1 401 596 1727. A complete array of the best in marina services is offered at this marina

Watch Hill Boat Yard, 21 Pasadena Avenue, +1 401 348 8148, [3]. This traditional boatyard and marina offers eighty one slips for boats of up to fifty feet in length, and twenty seven moorings for sailboats of up to forty feet in length.

  • The Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Avenue (across the street and to the left of the train station), +1 401 596 4225 (info@theknickerbockercafe.com). This popular night life attraction has it all - dinner, dancing, and music. Purchase tickets to one of their concerts, enjoy dinner, or just dance in the Starlight Ballroom. Night life in Westerly is all about The Knick. 21+ unless special events otherwise noted. [4].
  • Three D's Charters100 Old Post Road, +1 401 322 0059,

[5]. This outfit offers sport fishing charters aboard a modern boat that is piloted by an experienced captain.

  • Napatree Point, Bird watching.
  • Wilcox Park, 711/2 High St., +1 401 596 8590.
  • Flying HorseBay Street, Watch Hill, +1 401 596 7761.
  • Babcock-Smith House Museum 124 Granite St, +1 401 596 5704.
  • Duck Land & Water Tours The Greater Westerly Pawcatuck Chamber of Commerce, One Chamber Way, +1 401 596 7761 or +1 800 732 7636. Tours are half on land and half on water and a complete ride lasts for 60 to 70 minutes. You can enjoy historical sites and anecdotes while riding in the authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle.
  • Pond View Racquet Club, 252 Shore Road, +1 401 322 1100, This location offers courts and facilities for tennis.
  • Water Wizz Water Fun Park, Misquamicut Beach, Phone: +1 401 322 0520, [6]. 10AM-6PM. Seasonal water park with water slides. $22.
A Westerly beach in August
A Westerly beach in August
  • Misquamicut State Beach, [7].
  • Watch Hill Beach, [8].
  • Napatree Point.

Rhode Island Beach entrance fees: Residents weekdays $6.00 per car/ weekends $7.00 per car. Non-Residents weekdays $12.00 per car/ weekends $14.00 per car. see Rhode Island State Parks [9] for up-to-date informations.

  • Hammen Home, 14 Broad Street. [10]. A very cute shop with unique finds such as art pieces, jewelry, and assorted bandages in a wide array of shapes (including beef and bacon). Definitely worth stopping in.
  • Anya Blu, 38 High Street, +1 401 315 0700, M-F 11:00AM-6:00PM Sa 10:00AM-5:00PM Su 11:00AM-4:00PM. [11]. A specialty boutique, Anya Blu has been voted "Best Hipster Clothing" by RI Monthly Magazine. Shop for brands that you won't find anywhere else in town.
  • Candy Galore, 31 High Street, +1 401 596 3033, M-F 11:00AM-6:00PM Sa 10:00AM-5:00PM Su 11:00AM-4:00PM. [12]. A store in downtown Westerly that's filled top to bottom with your favorite candy, some selling for as little as one penny. You'll find many old favorites such as Candy Buttons, Wax Lips, Bit O Honey, and more.
  • Nigrelli's Jewelry, 27 High Street, +1 401 596 4421. [13]. Established in 1947, Nigrelli's is a family owned and operated jewelry store. Choose from their great selection or have them make something custom for you. The service is great; everyone who works there is so friendly.
Downtown Westerly: Home to many shops and restaurants
Downtown Westerly: Home to many shops and restaurants
  • Thai Pepper, 15 Railroad Avenue (directly across from the train station), +1 401 348 0511, Tu-Th 11:30AM-9:00PM, F-Sa 11:30AM-10:00PM, Su 4:30PM-9:00PM. [14]. A small but very nice (with candle light and soft music) Thai restaurant. Try the Thai Pepper Sampler and Thai Sweet Iced tea -- they're delicious. $6.95-$16.95.
  • Senor Flacos, 15 Canal Street (on the corner), +1 401 315 2626, [15]. A Mexican restaurant with a great atmosphere (think festive Mexican wall paintings and a bar with ambient lighting) and even better guacamole. $9.99-$16.99.
  • Dylan's Steakhouse, 2 Canal Street, +1 401 596 4075, Su-Th 4:00PM-9:00PM, F-Sa 4:00PM-10:00PM (dinner); W-Sa 11:30AM-4:00PM (lunch). [16]. A great steakhouse in Downtown Westerly, Dylan's extensively tests various cuts, grades and producers in order to serve you the highest quality meat. Within walking distance to Downtown stores and Wilcox Park. $12.95-$28.95.
  • W.B. Cody's, 265 Post Road (in the plaza across from Wal Mart), +1 401 322 4070, M-Th 11:30AM-9:00PM, F 11:30AM-10:00PM, Sa 12:00PM-10:00PM, Su 12:00PM-9:00PM. [17]. This restaurant will become a favorite for all who enjoy Western BBQ, but beware, they have some of the HOTTEST buffalo chicken you’ll find in Westerly. $8.59-$23.99.
  • Applebees, 224 Post Road, +1 401 322 2045, M-Sa 11:00AM-12:00AM. Su 11:00AM-10:00PM. [18]. There's always a great atmosphere at Applebees, from the waiters to the decorations. It is a very community oriented restaurant, with their walls adorned with pictures and uniforms from local high school sports teams. $7.49-$16.69.
  • Vetrano's Restaurant, 130 F Granite Street, +1 401 348 5050, [19]. This restaurant will please anyone who loves authentic Italian food. The painted walls make you feel as if you are actually dining in Italy. $10.75-$19.95.
  • Venice Restaurant, 165 Shore Road, +1 401 348 0055, Dining room and lounge open daily at 4:00PM. [20]. Venice is a restaurant and banquet facility that is located near the beautiful scenic seaside. $16.00-$26.00.
  • 84 High Street, 84 High Street (across the street from Wilcox Park), +1 401 596 7871, Su-Th 5:00PM-9:00PM F-Sa 5:00PM-10:00PM. [21]. In Downtown Westerly, 84 High Street offers Mediterranean dishes as well as steak, salad, and pasta. $6.00-$25.99.
  • Serapo, 2 Tower Street (next to Westerly High School), +1 401 596 5001. [22]. A restaurant serving Italian versions of all your favorites: pasta, seafood, salad, and sandwiches. Located adjacent to Westerly High School, it is great to grab a window seat and watch the high school games played across the street. $9.95-$14.95.
  • Olympia Tea Room, 74 Bay Street (Watch Hill), +1 401 348 8211, Tu-Su 11:30AM-8:00PM. [23]. Surrounded by many shops, the ocean, and one of the oldest carousels in America, Olympia Tea Room is as beautiful as its surroundings. Closes during the winter; reopens in Spring.
  • Two Little Fish, 138 Granite Street (historic shopping and arts district), +1 401 348 9941, Open Daily 11:30AM-8:00PM. [24]. Family style seafood restaurant, open since 1997. $6.95 - $10.00.
  • Golden Chopsticks, 62 Franklin Street (Close to Franklin Shopping Plaza), +1 401 348 6666, Open Daily 11:30AM-9:00PM. Chinese restaurant serves both Americanized and Authentic Chinese food and good variety of Dim Sum menu.
  • Back Track Bar & Grill [25], 9 Industrial Dr, +1 401 348 0150.
  • Andrea Hotel, 89 Atlantic Av., Phone: +1 888 318 5707, [26].
  • Blue Star Motor Inn, 110 Post Road, Phone: +1 800 543 8429, [27].
  • Breezeway Resort, 70 Winnapaug Road, +1 401 348 8953, [28]. Within walking distance to Misquamicut beach, The Breezeway offers modern guest rooms, suites and cottages situated on a peaceful, park-like setting  edit
    • Maria's Suites, +1 800 462 8872, [29]. Located across the street from Misquamicut beach, Maria's Suites offers 5 oceanview suites and guests enjoy resort privileges at The Breezeway Resort  edit
  • Pine Lodge Motel, 92 Old Post Rd., Phone: +1 401 322 0333.
  • Pleasant View Inn, 65 Atlantic Av., Phone: +1 401 348 8200 or Phone: +1 800 782 3224, [30].
  • Point One Resort, 26 Winnapaug Road, Phone: +1 401 348 0320 or +1 800 557 2050.
  • Grandview Bed & Breakfast, 212 Shore R, +1 401 447 638, [31]. Hilltop home with 11 rooms with ocean view. Minutes from the beach and a casino. Rates from $105 - $1.  edit
  • Ocean House, 1 Bluff Av, +1 401 315 5599, [32]. Bulit in 1868, oceanfront hotel beckons with amenities that include a private beach with cabana service, a full-service day spa, fine and casual dining restaurants, and more. Currently closed for remodeling, will reopen in June 2010. 49 guestrooms and luxury suites. Rates starting from $450 per night.  edit
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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

WESTERLY, a township of Washington (disambiguation)|Washington county, Rhode Island, U.S.A., in the extreme S.W. part of the state, about 44 m. S.S.W. of Providence, separated from Connecticut on the W. by the Pawcatuck river, which forms the northern boundary of the township also. Pop. (1890) 6813, (1900) 7541, (1788 being foreign-born and 185 negroes), (1905, state census) 8381, (1910) 8696. Area, about 31 sq. m. Westerly is served by the New York, New Haven & Hartford railway, and by interurban electric lines connecting with Norwich and New London, Conn. The township includes several small villages, connected by electric railways, the best known being Watch Hill, which has fine sea-bathing. Larger villages are Westerly, in the western part of the township and at the head of navigation (for small vessels) on the Pawcatuck river, and Niantic, in the northeastern part of the township. In Westerly there is a public library (1894), with 23,323 volumes in 1909. Beyond Watch Hill Point on the S.W. point of an L-shaped peninsula, running first W. and then N., is Napatree Point, on which is Fort Mansfield, commanding the N.E. entrance to Long Island Sound. The township is the centre of the granite industry of the state; the quarries are near the villages of Westerly and Niantic. The granite is of three kinds: white statuary granite, a quartz monzonite, with a fine even-grained texture, used extensively for monuments; blue granite, also a quartz monzonite and also much used for monuments; and red granite, a biotite granite, reddish grey in colour and rather coarse in texture, used for buildings.' Among the manufactures are cotton and woollen goods, thread and printing presses. The water supply is from artesian wells. The first settlement here was made in 1661, and the township was organized in 1669, when the present name was adopted instead of the Indian Misquamicut (meaning "salmon") by which it had been called. In 1686 the name was changed to Haversham, but in 1689 the present name was restored.

See Frederic Denison, Westerly and its Witnesses, for Two Hundred and Fifty Years, 1626-1876 (Providence, R.I., 1878).


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