The harbor is
quite busy during the prime summer cruising season, and transient dock
space here is almost nonexistent. The only game in town is the landmark,
red-roofed New Bedford Yacht Club
Phone: (508) 997-0762, where you can rent a mooring. (Some dock space
may be available from time to time, but I wouldn't count on it.)
Stand by Nun "12" as you make the approach in Apponagansett
Bay, and hail the launch on VHF channel 68 for instructions. Make sure
to reserve your mooring well in advance, especially during the summer
cruising season, as this area tends to fill up rather quickly. The $40
fee includes launch service and use of the club's facilities, including
an excellent restaurant. The price of meals is, of course, extra.
Padanaram is a
natural beauty, and its activities, while sedate, are special. Here are
a few suggestions.
∑ The Dartmouth
Natural Resources Trust Phone: (508) 991-2289 and the Lloyd
Center for Environmental Studies Phone: (508) 990-0505 will guide
you to some of the beautiful walking trails surrounding the village.
∑ Need something
to read? Drop in at the Navigator Shop Phone: (508) 997-8816.
∑ The Buzzards
Bay Tackle & Trading Post Phone: (508) 999-5066 gets you to
the hot spots with the gear and bait needed for a day of angling.
your party at Cornell Organic Farm Phone: (508) 996-8048.
the pottery at the Salt Marsh Phone: (508) 636-4813 for that special
Custom Yachts Phone: (508) 992-9733 will schedule a visit to the famed
boatbuilding yard that launched these most distinctive vessels. If you're
interested in cat boats, visit the boat shop at Marshall Marine Phone:
∑ Got the
kids aboard? Don't forget the fun of a visit to the Ostrich Farm
Phone: (508) 992-6188.
∑ The Village
Market Phone: (508) 992-0898 is the place to go for a good old-fashioned
New England breakfast.
∑ The New
Bedford Yacht Club Phone: (508) 997-0762 will make your fine dining
a memorable experience.
Stone's Deli Phone: (508) 993-5000 will pack up a great lunch
for your day on the walking trails.
∑ They come
from far and wide for the scones at Cicely's Cafe Phone:
you've enjoyed your cruise to Padanaram or have visited someplace
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