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Somerset (Massachusetts)

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Somerset [1] is a town in Massachusetts. It is a small rural town next to Fall River and Swansea.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

The town is accessed by Interstate 195, which enters the town by crossing the Braga Bridge from Fall River. It is also connected to Fall River by the Brightman Street Bridge, a bridge which US Route 6 crosses. Right now, a replacement bridge is being built which was halted after scandals of the construction company (A poor grade of cement was used for the support poles. They got caught and had to start over.) Route 138 and Route 103 also go through the town.


By plane[edit]

  • Taunton Municipal Airport (ICAO: KTAN), Westcoat Drive, East Taunton, Phone: +1 508-821-2973, Fax: +1 508-821-3723, [2]. Small regional airport with 3,500ft and 2,500ft runways.

Logan airport is also available 55 miles away for international traveling. New Bedford (18 miles away) also has a regional airport. There was once an airport in Fall River, but it was closed due to various issues.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

Somerset 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[edit]

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[edit]

Many Somerset residents are avid dog walkers. You will also find that Somerset contains many joggers, roller bladers, skateboarders, and bikers. It seems like almost everyone is active on a nice day.


See[edit][add listing]

The landscape around most of Somerset is the water. The best example of this is a drive down Riverside Avenue. Riverside Avenue is a long, winding road that travels through the majority of Somerset's border along the riverside of the Taunton River.

Do[edit][add listing]

People with children may want to check out the town beach. There is a big, red slide for youngsters, and those young at heart, that is approximately 200 feet in length. Somerset is also filled with tons of after school programs, extracurricular activities, clubs, sports, and orginizations to keep kids and adults busy. There is also a bowling alley in town that has just been recently redone to resurface the boards of the lane synthetically.

Buy[edit][add listing]

There are no large shopping establishments in Somerset. The closest mall, Swansea Mall, is a town over from Somerset, and approximately a 5 minute drive away. Somerset has a Stop and Shop for all your grocery needs, as well as an Auclair's Market if you're looking for some choice meats, marinated eats, pub burgers, beer & wine ect.. There is a Blockbuster Video in town for all your movie needs. There is a Jeep dealership if you are in need of a new vehicle.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Somerset is filled with dozens of delicious restaurants. Some highlights include Chilli's, Asian Platter, Ma Raffa's, Gus's Pizza, Roger's, and Magoni's.

During the Summer the local ice cream shop opens where hundreds of flavors of hand-made ice cream are made and sold.

Drink[edit][add listing]

-Roger's -Chilli's -Jillian's Pub -Keegan's Pub -Hero's Pub -Pottersville Pub

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Quality Inn, 1878 Wilbur Avenue, Phone: +1 508-678-4545.
  • Super 8 Motel, 537 Riverside Av., Somerset, 508-678-7665.

Get out[edit]

Somerset is an excellent starting point for any tour of southern New England.

The town is located in the central hub of southeastern Massachusetts, where most of the region's major roads cross in or near Somerset. It is about an hour drive from some of southern New England's major tourist destinations, such as, Boston, Plymouth, Cape Cod, and only around 30 minutes to Providence and Newport in Rhode Island.


Routes through Somerset
ProvidenceSwansea  W noframe E  Fall RiverNew Bedford
BostonDighton  N noframe S  Fall RiverNewport


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