This rural feel is guaranteed to last, thanks to the recent creation of the 225-acre Jamesport State Park. In addition to its woodsy attractions for hikers and birders, the park has one mile of pristine beach frontage on the Long Island Sound. Overbuilding? It won't happen here.
A new Jamesport original is Whoa! Nellie!, a home furnishings store that is so chock-a-block with mid-century items you may think Eisenhower shops there. Another “must” is the historic Jedediah Hawkins Inn, which serves out-of-this-world food and wine in a perfectly restored 1860s captain's home.
Jamesport is homey, a place where you feel comfortable right away. What could be better than sitting on the front porch of your Victorian home and waving “hello” to the neighbors? It just feels right.