Take Exit 17, left at the end of the exit onto Rte. 33 north. This drive takes you along the Saugatuck River whose name means "mouth of the tidal river" toward the center of Westport. This historic river was a popular waterway used by local farmers to transport their produce to markets. Westport began as a shipping and farming community but by the 19th century, Westport became a popular resort and by 1910, it became a favorite refuge for New York artists. Today Westport is considered one of the most affluent and sophisticated suburbs of New York City that has retained its New England charm.
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