"New Bedford" New Bedford by Tom_Fields

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New Bedford: Historic New England port town

Founded in 1787, this old town became the center of New England's then-booming whaling industry. English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold first explored the town's harbor in 1602. Today, it remains a busy fishing port.

The main attraction is its whaling museum. While here, sample some of the town's excellent Portuguese cuisine.

New Bedford's fishing fleet

This is still a busy seaport and fishing community. There are a lot of fishing boats here.

New Bedford's beaches

This town has some fine beaches, great for water sports or just strolling.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A lot of history and nice beaches
  • In a nutshell:Good for a day trip
  • Last visit to New Bedford: Jul 1990
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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