Padanaram, South Dartmouth

41°35'N 70°57'W

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Padanaram, South Dartmouth

Padanaram is a charming village in the town of South Dartmouth, lying along the Apponagansett River. In the mid eighteenth century, Padanaram became a shipbuilding center because of its fine harbor, a tradition that continues today as the area boasts many fine craftsmen who are experts in building and maintaining boats. The village is also home to the New Bedford Yacht Club, which bi-annually hosts the Buzzards Bay Regatta. Additionally, the village hosts many other interesting businesses, galleries, and specialty shops.