Block Island, Rhode Island

New Shoreham, Rhode Island

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Seven-mile-long Block Island is for beach lovers. While not perfect— it can be crowded and noisy near the Old Harbor—the island still has all the ingredients necessary for an old-fashioned beach vacation. These include 17 miles of beach, windswept dunes, and such picturesque touches as two lighthouses and 250-foot-high bluffs. Other bonuses include 350 freshwater ponds, nature trails, birds, and whitetailed deer. Stroll or bike along the roads in-season, and smell the honeysuckle, bayberries, and blackberries. Devotees swear Block Island is less expensive and less pretentious than other New England beach areas. This eTrail is one complete vacation written with families in mind. It’s loaded with exciting things to do, family-friendly places to lodge and dine, recommended side trips, local sources of information, and detailed travel directions.

Block Island, Rhode Island Professional Review and Guide

"Seven-mile-long Block Island is for beach lovers. While not perfect— it can be crowded and noisy near the Old Harbor—the island still has all the ingredients necessary for an old-fashioned beach vacation. These include 17 miles of beach, windswept dunes, and such picturesque touches as two lighthouses and 250-foot-high bluffs. Other bonuses include 350 freshwater ponds, nature trails, birds, and whitetailed deer. Stroll or bike along the roads in-season, and smell the honeysuckle, bayberries, and blackberries.

Devotees swear Block Island is less expensive and less pretentious than other New England beach areas. This eTrail is one complete vacation written with families in mind. It’s loaded with exciting things to do, family-friendly places to lodge and dine, recommended side trips, local sources of information, and detailed travel directions."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: New Shoreham
Duration: Up to a week's worth of fun.
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Block Island, Rhode Island

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May 2018