Norman Bird Sanctuary

Middletown, Rhode Island

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A ramble through the woods leads to a scramble over a startling seaside ledge. The Norman Bird Sanctuary maintains 8 miles of woodland trails close to the ocean’s edge. This hike on the Hanging Rock Trail begins at the check-in center, where trail maps are available and helpful guides are happy to answer any questions about the preserve’s wildlife, which at any given time may include rabbits, foxes, and dozens of species of birds, including warblers, blue jays, cardinals, sandpipers, goldfinches, snowy egrets, great blue herons, hawks, kestrels, and peregrine falcons. Following a short meadow walk from the sanctuary center, the network of trails begins. Enter the main trail and continue straight through several trail intersections. You will see signs for the Quarry and Woodcock Trails to the left and right, respectively, followed by a sign for the Indian Rock Trail to the left. Continue straight on the main trail and follow signs for Hanging Rock.

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"A ramble through the woods leads to a scramble over a startling seaside ledge. The Norman Bird Sanctuary maintains 8 miles of woodland trails close to the ocean’s edge. This hike on the Hanging Rock Trail begins at the check-in center, where trail maps are available and helpful guides are happy to answer any questions about the preserve’s wildlife, which at any given time may include rabbits, foxes, and dozens of species of birds, including warblers, blue jays, cardinals, sandpipers, goldfinches, snowy egrets, great blue herons, hawks, kestrels, and peregrine falcons.

Following a short meadow walk from the sanctuary center, the network of trails begins. Enter the main trail and continue straight through several trail intersections. You will see signs for the Quarry and Woodcock Trails to the left and right, respectively, followed by a sign for the Indian Rock Trail to the left. Continue straight on the main trail and follow signs for Hanging Rock."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Middletown
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round; best spring through fall
Local Maps: USGS Newport
Driving Directions: Directions to Norman Bird Sanctuary

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May 2018