The abutting communities of Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester, known collectively as the Tri-Town, have distinct personalities, from Rochester’s rolling farmlands to Marion’s coastal village to seaside Mattapoisett, once a boat-building powerhouse. Marion and Mattapoisett have a Cape Cod feel, while Rochester is rural, home to a popular country fair Aug. 15-18. Throughout are places for families and couples to stay, eat, shop, and, relax. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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