Bricks & Murals

Southeastern Connecticut

An international artists' collective created this series of 15 murals depicting the shared history of Pawcatuck and cross-river Westerly, from sporting rivalries to train and ferry services, Italian cuisine and hurricanes. It's an interesting and instructional view of a codependent history, crossing state lines, in a different style than the nearby New London Mural Walk.

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1. Barn Island Wildlife Management Area

1.21 MILES

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2. East Beach

2.39 MILES

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3. Watch Hill

2.49 MILES

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4. Saltwater Farm Vineyard

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5. Misquamicut State Beach

2.72 MILES

With good surf and close proximity to the Connecticut state line, Misquamicut draws huge crowds. It offers families low prices and convenient facilities…

6. Flying Horses Carousel

2.87 MILES

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7. Watch Hill Beach

2.87 MILES

This small, calm beach adjacent to the Flying Horses Carousel has lovely change facilities and is suited to families with small children.

8. Velvet Mill

2.99 MILES

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