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Norman Bird Sanctuary

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583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, RI 02842
+1 401-846-2577
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Great way to start the day, or come for a sunset photo op over St. Georges/ second beach...the... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
United States
Outdoor Exploring at its Best!

Lots of room to let the young ones run wild!! Safe and well maintained make it a family favorite... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2016
Newport, Rhode Island
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583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, RI 02842
+1 401-846-2577
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Great way to start the day, or come for a sunset photo op over St. Georges/ second beach...the paths are sturdy for using a cane or walking sticks.

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Reviewed 3 December 2016 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!

Thank InstrinsicScholar
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...More

Thank 303lyn
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...More

Thank Elizabeth A
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...More

Thank scrabblefiend
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.

Thank Dante-Donna
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...More

Thank Cheryl M
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...More

Thank DGandSAG
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.

Thank Chuck K
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...More

Thank Erin G
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