Best way to toast the season
For the best of all worlds – fall foliage, rolling farmland, sparkling water views, and a tasty tipple or two – pick up the Coastal Wine Trail beginning in Westerly, Rhode Island, and drive some or all of its 170 miles, stopping for a few sips along the way. There are eight wineries in all. Langworthy Farm Winery (401-322-7791), Newport Vineyards (401-848-5161), Greenvale Vineyards (401-847-3777), and Sakonnet Vineyards (800-919-4637) all offer free tours and tastings of five or six wines for $6 to $15. But the views? Priceless.