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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Middletown, RI
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A rich variety of habitats from salt and freshwater marshes, to grasslands...

A rich variety of habitats from salt and freshwater marshes, to grasslands to sandy beaches and dunes make this 242-acre nature refuge an excellent destination for outdoor and birding enthusiasts.

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This refuge has long quiet paths boardering the Atlantic. Fantastic views and opportunity to see wildlife. A sanctuary worth the visit. Trails require good shoes, no dogs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Barbara B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This refuge has long quiet paths boardering the Atlantic. Fantastic views and opportunity to see wildlife. A sanctuary worth the visit. Trails require good shoes, no dogs allowed.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an untouched, beautiful treasure for the area. The hiking trails lead to panoramic views of the ocean and the bay with great places to relax and enjoy the scenic wonders of the coastline. I love to come here with a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon on the rocks.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived there for 45 of my 60 years living. Can't beat it in New England. Ocean views, wild life in their own habitant. Walking the trails. It' a wonderful place to grow up, and a great place to visit.

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice welcome center with information about the birds and animals found in the area. There are restrooms in the visitor center. The park is open sunup to sundown, There are two main hiking paths, the Ocean View Trail and the Flint Rocks Trail. The round trip walks are each about 1.5 miles. The walking paths are wide, smooth gravel or... More 

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

An exceptional federal park that has panoramic views of Middletown, Little Compton and the Atlantic. Something to see any time of year and certainly worth a trip either across town, state or even New England. But shhh, we'd like to keep it to ourselves!

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This wildlife preserve is a great way to excersie and enjoy the view of the ocean. There is also information on the wildlife in the area.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We originally discovered the Sachuest Point Refuge after seeing some beautiful photographs taken by a family member. We planned a visit based on their recommendation and were not disappointed. It truly is a beautiful and peaceful refuge away from the "storm" of tourism in the Newport area. We've since visited several times, both in peak summer season as well as... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoy watching the beautiful sunsets from the comfort of our car in all types of weather. Clean, safe and restrooms in season.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We went here on a Saturday afternoon in November to try and see some Harlequin ducks. The weather was just too nice. Nothing was close to shore, but we did see several interesting sparrows, and a mockingbird. The problem with trying to bird here is the paths are covered in tiny gravel which crunches under every step. It makes too... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Disappointing from a bird watching point of view, but still a lovely, and very easy walk on flat paths. Difficulty level - easy. About 4.5 km (2.7 miles) from the main building, return, doing the ocean view and flint loops. A couple of viewing platforms on the way around and plenty of beach access. Popular for fishing.

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