About Little Compton, the authors write, “Looking for the quintessential New England town? You can’t get much closer than Little Compton, Rhode Island. 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. History and architecture buffs won’t want to miss the Wilbor House, built in 1692 and now home to the Little Compton Historical Society.
“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. Lloyd’s Beach, where locals (and visitors in the know) go to swim, is just down the road. The entrance can be formidable, but battle valiantly past the rocks and a lovely swath of sand awaits your towel. End the day with a sea-to-table dinner at the Sakonnet Point Marina. Locally caught lobster and oysters pair perfectly with glasses of award-winning Gewürztraminer from Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyards. Better yet, stop by the winery for a tasting and a tour of the vine-covered grounds.”