A walkable, eclectic downtown full of independent shops and restaurants help make downtown Westerly a great spot to stroll on a laid-back afternoon. But the jewel of the westernmost town on the Rhode Island shore might be Wilcox Park, a 16-acre oasis that forms the grounds of the local library.
Harriet Wilcox donated the land in 1898 in memory of her husband, Stephen Wilcox. She wanted the space to be a “walking park” for local residents. Today it is a perfect place to walk or rest, with paths that wind past notable trees, gardens, monuments, and charming fountains and statues. Special