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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Middletown, RI
+1 401-364-9124
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Lovely Walk along the rocky New England wildlife refuge

Nice welcome center with information about the birds and animals found in the area. There are... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Middletown, Rhode Island
Island treasure

An exceptional federal park that has panoramic views of Middletown, Little Compton and the... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Ned D
Middletown, Rhode Island
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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.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Middletown, RI
+1 401-364-9124
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

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...More

Thank 2S2P2L
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!

Thank Ned D
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.

Thank sandra r
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...More

Thank LandBPres16
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.

Thank InstrinsicScholar
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...More

Thank CapeCodRita
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...More

Thank qofdnz
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.

Thank Melissa E
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.

Thank Amateuse
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!...More

Thank Colleen P
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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???