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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Picturesque Sea Views

We walked here after a snowy nor'easter came through in mid-March. It was sunny, beautiful views... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Maureen L
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Wonderful wildlife walk

There are wonderful walking trails that take you around the preserve. There are various species of... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
South Windsor, Connecticut
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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.
Middletown, RI
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We walked here after a snowy nor'easter came through in mid-March. It was sunny, beautiful views, cold winds and slushy trails. There were some birds, ducks visible on the offshore rocks that we viewed using the mounted telescopes. Parking was easy this time, few people...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Maureen L
Reviewed 6 February 2018

There are wonderful walking trails that take you around the preserve. There are various species of wildlife around ranging from deer to birds.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank JohnMcko
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent spot to see and experience. The lookout is amazing!!! You can see all the creatures frommthe area as wellbas the many shells. We enjoyed the whole experience.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank WaterburyCt_
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We love walking here, there are a few paths you can take and all have great views. On our walks we have seen a mink, butterflies, rabbits and tiny, tiny (non-scary) snakes plus many beautiful birds.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Timothy F
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Although this isn't the longest of trails, it is enjoyable none the less. A great spot to bring the kids for a quiet walk, or to do laps of the trail around the point. I ran here a couple of times on a recent visit,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank RockyMountainAnt
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Our first stop after checking in at hotel was at this NWR. We have been there several times in the past and it is always a must do for our trips to Newport. There is a very nice visitor center with several exhibits plus a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank westie2
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is a great place to explore any day. lots of walking trails and a great visitor center with good exhibits. Lots of free parking and easy access. A great place right on the water.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank GenotheViking
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I happened upon this place to take photos for the state, and it blew me away. I'm from the area, been NEAR this place a million times on the way to Newport, but didn't know Sachuest existed. Honestly, it's one of the state's biggest yet...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank BostonTravelBoomer
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful spot right after the beaches. Any hiking trails and spots to take wildlife/nature photos. Inside exhibit has turtles and stuffed birds and lots of wildlife pictures for sale-plenty with snowy owls. We chose this activity on a partly rainy day as...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank 465ChristineD465
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Sachuest Point affords a lovely walk on the side of the ocean and, most of the time, good bird viewing. This is a relatively small facility.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank 306EugeneM
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19 August 2016|
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Response from DGandSAG | Reviewed this property |
In some ways, the "best" spot is at Sachuset Point itself, which is between shoreline access points 2 and 4 on the refuge map that you can get at the headquarters or can download online (can't list the URL here due to TA... More
11 March 2016|
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Response from jazanana | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea. Don't remember seeing any dogs. Look for a website - might be info there.
Ling N
28 February 2015|
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Response from lks08 | Reviewed this property |
Its open, check on visitors center hours, sure it would be rough going with all the snow, trails aren't cleared. But some good viewing if you're up to it. Skis or snow shoes???