Route 77, Rhode Island
(Scenic Drives of America Feature)
A country road complete with stone walls, farmstands, and ocean views.
Old stone walls lining a winding country road, cool sea breezes coming through forests and meadows, farmstands and country stores popping up randomly throughout the countryside. Where is this peaceful spot? Vermont? California? Ireland? Nope. Try the southeast corner of Rhode Island. And meandering its way through this beautiful area is Route 77, a road that goes nowhere and everywhere at the same time.
If you take Route 77 south from Route 24 near Fall River, the road quickly becomes more rural, passing through the historic village of Tiverton Four Corners. From there, Route 77 perhaps is at its most scenic as it winds through the farmlands of Little Compton before ending at the remote fishing village of Sakonnet Point. Route 77 may only be about 15 miles long, but its beauty sticks with you long after you return home.
Map of Route 77 in Rhode Island: Click here to find the location of Route 77.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO ALONG ROUTE 77:
- Gray's Ice Cream, Tiverton Four Corners--One of the best and most famous ice cream stands in New England, Gray's Ice Cream is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a classic piece of rural Rhode Island.
- Gray's Store, Adamsville--Gray's Store, located a few miles east of Route 77 in quiet Adamsville, RI, is one of the oldest stores in the United States. This rustic country store has a huge variety of items for sale.
- Horseneck Beach, Westport, MA--New England has many long stretches of beach, and Horseneck Beach, east of Route 77 near the Rhode Island border, is one of the most scenic in the region. This beach gets crowded, but it is well worth seeking out.
- Sakonnet Point, Sakonnet--Wild, rugged, and remote, Sakonnet Point seems more like it should be in Downeast Maine rather than Rhode Island. The views from the seawall are spectacular.
- Sakonnet Vineyards, Little Compton--One of many outstanding vineyards in Southern New England, Sakonnet Vineyards is more scenic than most. Rolling hills, stone walls, and the smell of salt air make this winery a place not to miss.
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