The convenience of the location is that it provides an easy commute North to Boston or South to Providence by way of the interstate highway system of routes 295, 146 and 95. Driving time is only 50 minutes to Boston, and 17 minutes to Providence. For use of the commuter rail system, the South Attleboro train stop is only 10 minutes away with ample parking.
A short distance to a local favorite, Phantom Farms, a 12-acre farm and apple orchard founded in 1950. It’s a perfect place to have a cup of coffee and homemade muffin. They offer seasonal fruits, vegetables, baked goods, nursery and flowers and apple picking!!
Also near by is the Diamond Hill Vineyard which offers 30 acres of vineyards, beautiful gardens and un-touched woodlands. The first vines were planted in 1976 with now 4 acres of Pinot Noir growing. They have revived the old New England tradition of making wine from local fruits. You can enjoy a wine tasting or a glass of wine under the gazebo!
The town of Cumberland is a beautiful rural community offering a relaxed atmosphere and the comfort of small town living. There is a historic Rawson Bridge and the Metcalf-Franklin Farm on Abbott Run Valley Road. One of the last working dairy farms in Cumberland, it now serves as a community garden. Volunteers tend and harvest the vegetables for the RI Food Bank and other local food pantries.
To meet your needs, there are plenty of shops nearby in Cumberland, and the Attleboros. Recreation opportunities abound with near by Diamond Hill State Park, and The Ice Cream Machine – home of the best local homemade ice cream.
For summer family recreation, there is a nearby wonderful, member owned private swim and tennis club called Abbott Run Valley Club or a public Sher le Mon Swim Club in Cumberland Hill. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy Kirkbrae Country Club, Lincoln Country Club, or Heather Hills Country Club in Plainville, Mass or New England Country Club in Bellingham, Mass.
During the summer months, the Arnold Mills Fourth of July Parade/Road Race, with origins from 1927, is a traditional historic event enjoyed by local residents. And then, Cumberlandfest is a wonderful August festival held at Diamond Hill State Park.
The Cumberland library and surrounding monastery grounds and trails offer a wonderful place to visit. There also are recreational fields and hiking trails at Diamond Hill State Park as well as great biking and jogging routes along the Reservoir and The Blackstone Bike Path with breathtaking rural vistas.
For shopping convenience are large shopping malls within 10 minutes in neighboring towns (Lincoln, N. Attleboro).