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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Middletown, RI
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+1 401-364-9124
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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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Island treasure

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Ned D
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank InstrinsicScholar
Cape Cod
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a wonderful place to walk and fill your lungs with the sea air. Bring your camera to capture the magnificent views of wildlife, birds and spectacular ocean views.

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Appalachia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We arrived on a blustery October day with dramatic weather on the horizon. Intrepid, we set off along the ocean view trail. Waves crashed on rocks, curtains of blue grey rain drifted over the water in the distance. We got wet, eventually. BRACING! Gorgeous.

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Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I was up in Rhody visiting my sister at college. I was over doing the normal tourist attractions in Rhode Island and the weather was beautiful in Mid-October. We packed a water bottle and headed over to Middletown for an easy walk at Sachuest Point! It was pretty quiet for the middle of the day on a Sunday. The busiest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a great place to just unload your thoughts while hiking an ocean front trail. Pack a refresher drink, good shoes, and some sun screen... You will want to take it slow to take it all in.

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