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Swansea (Massachusetts)

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Swansea is a town near the mouth of the Taunton River in Massachusetts.

Understand[edit]

Swansea, MA is a quiet suburb of Providence, RI and Fall River, MA. The town is a ocean front town that has a town beach. The town also has many streams and reservoirs that are good for fishing. The Swansea Mall is a single floor shopping complex located on Swansea Mall Drive. Major Highways that run through the town include Rte. 6, Rte. 103 (which leads you toward the town beach), Rte. 118, Rte. 136, and Interstate 195. The town also has rich history as well. Swansea is nice place to visit for the family and couples.

Get in[edit]

  • T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, RI is the nearest major airport.
  • Interstate 195 passes through Swansea. (Exits 2, and 3 connect you to the town)
  • Route 6 passes through Swansea
  • Route 118 (Swansea Mall is located on this highway)
  • Route 103 (connects you to Ocean Grove which is an ocean front neighborhood of Swansea that is home to the town beach)
  • Route 136 (Eskimo King located on this highway)

Get around[edit]

By bus

Swansea has bus service along Route 6 provided by the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA). The nearest regional bus service is in Fall River.

By commuter rail

The nearest rail service is in Providence. There are plans in the works to bring commuter rail service to Fall River, which would give the town rail access to Boston.


Other

Swansea is full of bike riders, joggers, and dog walkers. The town has many bike routes on its roads. Some roads include Old Warren Rd., and Route 118. There is a Major Bikepath in the area. The East Bay Bike Path is a 14 mile bike path that stretches from Providence to Bristol along the shoreline of Narragansett Bay. It passes through the city of East Providence as well as the nearby townships of Barrington and Warren.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Martin House Farm (1728), G.A.R. Highway, North Swansea

J.G. Luther Museum (home of the Swansea Historical Society), Old Warren Rd. (intersection of Maple Avenue and Pearse Road)

  • Simcock House, 1074 Sharps Lot Road
  • Canyon; 1 Burnside Dr.
  • Swansea Mall 2 Swansea Mall Dr.
  • Swansea Town Beach 560 Ocean Grove Ave.
  • Swansea Marina 161 Calef Ave.
  • Swansea Boat Ramp 560 Ocean Grove Ave.
  • Village Park 24 Main St. (Beautiful hiking spot)
  • Swansea Dam 195 Main St.

Do[edit][add listing]

-Swansea Town Beach:

  • Beach Parking Permits available at the Beach Shack

9:00 am to 4 pm - weather permitting Gates closed at 7 pm or when dark - whichever comes first Life guards on duty daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. NO dogs, NO fires, NO overnight camping and NO alcohol.

- Covel Estates Playground

- Hiking in Village Park and the Canyon

- Bike Riding

- Shopping

- Jogging

- Fishing

- Boating

Buy[edit][add listing]

Target (under construction- will be completed July 2011) located RK Swansea Place

Swansea Mall (80+ stores, 3 anchor stores) 118 Swansea Mall Dr.

Macy's Swansea Mall- 118 Swansea Mall Drive

Sears Swansea Mall- 262 Swansea Mall Drive

Walmart Swansea Mall- 400 Swansea Mall Drive (regular Wal-Mart, to be demolished once Walmart Supercenter is complete)

Walmart Supercenter (Swansea Mall)- construction to start in spring. Expected to finish December 2011- May 2012. (Expected Sq.feet expected to be at 160,000 sq.ft.)

Cardi's Furniture- 4 Furniture Way

CVS/pharmacy- Route 6/Market St. (under construction- expected to be completed Late Spring 2011- Summer 2011)

Marshall's Department Store Swansea Crossing- 207 Swansea Mall Drive (Will move to RK Swansea Place, July 2011)

Dollar Tree- 58 Swansea Mall Drive

Price Rite (grocery store)- 58 Swansea Mall Drive

  • The Bloomin Barn, 279 Gardners Neck Rd., 508-678-4448, [1]. Country Primitive Gift Shop, Geenhouse, Pond Supplies, Koi, etc.  edit


Eat[edit][add listing]

Ruby Tuesday- 707 Swansea Mall Drive

Venus De Milo- 75 GAR Highway

Thai Taste- 544 Milford Road Suite #1

Kent's Resturant- 1675 GAR Highway

Friendly's-

Umi Japanese Steakhouse- 579 GAR Highway (RK Swansea Place)

Cornerstone Resturant & Bakery- 1713 GAR Highway

Cathay Pearl Resturant- 2416 GAR Highway

Hoy Tin Resturant- 630 GAR Highway

Pizzatella (Swansea Mall foodcourt)- 262 Swansea Mall Drive

Anthony's First Resturant- 1072 GAR Highway

China Max (Swansea Mall foodcourt)- 262 Swansea Mall Drive

Wendy's- 628 GAR Highway

Eskimo King Ice Cream and Yogurt- 29 Market St.

Simply Simons- 481 Wilbur Ave.

Plaza Pizza II- 544 Milford Rd. Suite #16

Michael's Resturant- 29 Market St.

Bench Warmers- 317 Ocean Grove Ave.

Tickle's- 2219 GAR Highway

Subway Sandwiches- 79 Swansea Mall Drive

Auntie Anne's Pretzel (Swansea Mall Food Court)- 262 Swansea Mall Drive

Town House of Pizza- 395 Wilbur Avenue

Eric's Finest Coney Island Hot Dogs- 531 Wilbur Avenue

One Horse Pizzeria & Saloon- 1635 Gar Highway

Subway Sandwiches- 26 Market Street

McDonalds- 181 James Reynolds Road

Dunkin' Donuts- 681 GAR Highway

McDonalds- 631 GAR Highway

Haagan Dazs (Swansea Mall foodcourt)- 262 Swansea Mall Drive

Drink[edit][add listing]

unWined- 262 Swansea Mall Drive

Ruby Tuesday- 707 Swansea Mall Drive

Bench Warmers Pub- 317 Ocean Grove Ave.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Holiday Inn Express & Suites- 1400 GAR Highway

Swansea Motor Inn- 999 GAR Highway

Shangri-La Motel 1495 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA (508) 336-8540 ‎

Get out[edit]

Popular New England tourist areas around town:

  • Cape Cod is located about 44 miles east of the town.
  • Newport, RI is located only 23 miles south of the town. Its about a half hour drive. Ocean Drive in Newport is the home of the Newport Mansions.
  • Boston is located 54 miles northeast from Swansea. It's about a 1 hour drive.
  • Providence, RI is only 13 miles to the west. The ride should only take 15 minutes.
  • Battleship Cove, home of the USS Massachusetts battleship, is located in Fall River, MA which is only 5 miles. The ride will only be 5 minutes.


Routes through Swansea
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