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Block Island National Wildlife Refuge
Corn Neck Road, New Shoreham (Block Island)

At the northern tip of Block Island, at the very end of Corn Neck Road, is a 133-acre bird watcher’s paradise. In the fall, Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is a stopover point on the Atlantic Coast for dozens of species of birds, some rare or endangered. Even if you’re not a birder, this walk along the beach and a visit to the North Lighthouse & Interpretive Center are well worth your time. And you may even see gray seals! While the refuge is open year round for hiking, be certain to call the town of New Shoreham to check on lighthouse hours and admission fees..

Length: 1.7 miles
Difficulty: moderately challenging for kids (due to the sandy paths)
Dogs: to protect the many bird species on the refuge, please leave your dogs at home

Click here for an extensive list of guidelines for hiking with kids.
Click here to visit the Block Island NWR website.

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