Dighton is a town in Massachusetts. It was established in 1668 and has a rich history that reaches back to before America gained its independence. Its population is around 6,000, and it’s a rural hidden secret off the beaten path. Since it has no major highway access, its growth has been slow compared to the rest of the region.
Dighton is crossed by US-44 and Route 138. A 25-minute drive from Providence, Rhode Island and a 45-minute drive from Plymouth via US-44.
- T.F. Green Airport (PVD IATA) in Warwick (Rhode Island) and Logan International Airport (BOS IATA) in Boston.
- Taunton Municipal Airport (TAN IATA), East Taunton. Small regional airport.
Taunton’s GATRA bus service has several stops in North Dighton. Other than that, you’re on your own.
- Dighton has several notable landmarks and places to visit. The most well-known, Dighton Rock, is in the next town over in Berkley. This mysterious rock is covered in strange engravings of unknown origin. Dighton Rock Park is only across the Taunton River from Dighton, so a quick drive across the Berkley Bridge will get you there in no time.
- Dighton also has a number of undocumented Native American sites hidden away in the woods. Good luck stumbling across these without the help of a local; many are deep in the woods and located on private property. You won’t find these listed in any text references, as they’re unknown to most people in town.
- Canoe Passage Outfitters, 120 Ingell Street, toll-free: +1-800-689-7884, e-mail: email@example.com. Taunton. Kayak and canoe rentals are offered, as are a variety of guided tours/trips (with rated skill levels) throughout the local Narragansett Bay Watershed: kayak, canoe, photography, snorkeling, swimming, moonlit, kids kayak camp, etc.