Block Island

New Shoreham, Rhode Island

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Here is a ride that offers a rewarding minivacation for Long Islanders, providing at once a superb bicycling tour, travel on deep seas, and a visit to a displaced piece of New England., all in one day. Block Island sits 20 miles east of the eastern tip of Long Island and about 7 miles south of Rhode Island. It measures a mere 4 by 6 miles but provides spectacular seascape views and inviting rural charm on 20 miles or so of gently sloped roadways. The ride route consists of a basic loop that explores that island's best scenic attractions on the western side facing Block Island Sound; on the southern and eastern parts facing the Atlantic, its main commercial and tourist center at Old Harbor; and an optional leg that runs to the island's sparsely populated north point. All of it can be enjoyed in the five hours or so between ferry trips, including time for lunch, but the north run can be dropped if you want to spend more time in Old Harbor. Things to see: Mohegan Bluffs, Southeast Light, Settler's Rock, North Light, Island Cemetery, Legion Park , New Harbor, Indian Cemetery, Old Harbor.

Block Island Professional Review and Guide

"Here is a ride that offers a rewarding minivacation for Long Islanders, providing at once a superb bicycling tour, travel on deep seas, and a visit to a displaced piece of New England., all in one day. Block Island sits 20 miles east of the eastern tip of Long Island and about 7 miles south of Rhode Island. It measures a mere 4 by 6 miles but provides spectacular seascape views and inviting rural charm on 20 miles or so of gently sloped roadways.

The ride route consists of a basic loop that explores that island's best scenic attractions on the western side facing Block Island Sound; on the southern and eastern parts facing the Atlantic, its main commercial and tourist center at Old Harbor; and an optional leg that runs to the island's sparsely populated north point. All of it can be enjoyed in the five hours or so between ferry trips, including time for lunch, but the north run can be dropped if you want to spend more time in Old Harbor. Things to see: Mohegan Bluffs, Southeast Light, Settler's Rock, North Light, Island Cemetery, Legion Park , New Harbor, Indian Cemetery, Old Harbor."

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: New Shoreham
Distance: 17
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Riding Time: 3 hours
Driving Directions: Directions to Block Island

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8/21/2004
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12/1/2001
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Nice day trip. Take the ferry from Montauk, great views. Very low vehicle traffic. Makes a good weekend excursion.



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