Chepachet, thirty minutes from Providence, is an example of small town New England life. The town is one of several in northwestern Rhode Island. Chepachet, considered country before the advent of highways, retains the atmosphere of small-town Main Street life with its stores and groceries, antiques and craft shops. It even boasts a Stage Coach Tavern and tales of ghostly lore. You will have to visit Chepachet to find out why it is known for its own civil war and the demise of Betty the elephant.