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Norman Bird Sanctuary

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Address: 583 3rd Beach Rd, Middletown, RI 02842-5738
Phone Number: +1 401-846-2577
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Outdoor Exploring at its Best!

Lots of room to let the young ones run wild!! Safe and well maintained make it a family favorite. We especially love the frog pond!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Newport, Rhode Island
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Newport, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of room to let the young ones run wild!! Safe and well maintained make it a family favorite. We especially love the frog pond!

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Thank InstrinsicScholar
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Check in at the visitor's building & pay a fee (I think it was $6 per person). You get a map & explanation of the various hiking trails. We kept it simple & didn't try to hike to Hanging Rock. Our hike was relatively easy although you have to be mindful of exposed rocks & tree roots. It was a... More 

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Oxnard, California
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52 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The beginning of the trail is a nice gravel path. The signage is very poor. Caretakers, please take my $6 entrance fee and buy a can of spray paint and write directions on the blank pieces of wood nailed to the trees. Caution. There are some sections that are very rocky and steep, and slippery due to gravel, leaves and... More 

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

It was a very hot day, and as a senior citizen, how I wish they had benches to stop and sit and rest. Only one that I saw on a trail, and it was sloped down towards the ground, not level. Even the building/gift shop did not have a bench. Benches outside in the sun. Sturdy shoes for walking, and... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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275 reviews
109 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

What a great place to walk around and take in nature at its best. Relax, reflect and just enjoy. The birds we saw were nice and seemed to enjoy themselves at the sanctuary, check it out for a nice relaxing time.

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Coventry, Connecticut
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Norman Bird Sanctuary offers an affordable option for families with kids. The trails range from easy to hard. The chance of seeing wildlife is great (e.g. deer, frogs, birds, etc). Once children are old enough to navigate the trail to Hanging Rock, what a reward!

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Sharon, MA
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294 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We really wanted to hike around the Norman Bird Sanctuary, but most signs on the trails were missing or hard to find, and the map we were given (we use maps all the time) wasn't especially helpful. It's too bad, because we're sure that this can be a nice spot. But if our experience is an indicator, it might be... More 

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Thank DGandSAG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Sanctuary offers a wide variety of environments; fields, brush, forest, swamp and salt marsh. Trails are set up to allow great viewing from the ground level or above as ridge top trails take you above the canopy. Nice visitor center, too.

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Thank Chuck K
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

This was a wonderful place to go relax and be one with nature. I saw about six or seven different bird species while here. It is nice to stop by the pond and wait for them to fly past. There were some wild turkeys walking along one of the trails, and there is also a chicken coupe! In addition to... More 

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Thank Erin G
Storrs, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The birding at Norman Bird Sanctuary is less than desirable, at least during June. There are many Swallows, but few of any other interesting birds. It is always on a list of sites to see for birders, but, I am not impressed. The grounds are kept comparatively well, but, nothing to write home about. I found nothing extraordinary at this... More 

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