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“Wonderful ocean views and trails”

Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Middletown
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Beautiful location and views, easy trail loops for a leisurely stroll (1.5 mile Ocean View trail and 1.2 mile Flint Point trail), great for families (no dogs allowed, however). The parking lot did fill up quickly on this Saturday morning and we saw lots of folks getting fishing gear out for casting off the rocks (you could alternatively park at Second Beach and walk over). The Ocean View trail reminds me somewhat of the Marginal Way in Ogunquit with the rocky coastline and booming surf - looking like what I imagine the Marginal Way may have looked before it was paved and fenced. The visitor center was quite charming and informative as well, kind of like a small natural history museum (opens at 10AM; clean restrooms inside; tiny gift shop). It has a nice topographical map which displays the trails and surrounding area; displays of the wildlife endemic to the refuge; the geological origins of the site; and a history of the settlement of the area from native Americans to current Americans.

Thank Chang- G
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Just moved in town, searching for spots to walk and run. After looking up on map I fell in love with this lovely spot, a refuge for wildlife and refuge for my soul:) Amazing trails! I live in Warren Ave and the round run is good enough for me a 10 km. Marvellous up-down-hills and trails, wild flowers and birds, and the rocks and beaches! Not running? The go for a walk along the winding but easy trails.

I am planning shooting galaxy on a starry night there. The parking lot would be ideal spot, secluded from the town lights...hmm, bless me!

Thank simonfung888
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

I often come here with friends to walk the trails.
The views cannot be beat and the trails are marked so you know how many miles you will be walking before you start down the path.
The center is a good place to stop to learn more about the wildlife in the area.
Volunteers are on hand to answer questions.
There are benches outside the center so you can sit and take in the beautiful views.
Well worth the visit.

Thank onthego321
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited this natural area, and enjoyed a short hike out to a couple of the shore access points, and one of the lookout points. The hike is fairly easy (and the maps tell which are the most and least strenuous), and there are some lovely views of the water. A good day's activity if you like walking, birding, or fishing.

Thank Jelena F
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We went up to Newport to visit our daughter who lives and works there. She took us on a beautiful drive and we stopped here at Sachuest Point to visit the wildlife center. The area is just wonderful and there are deer to be seen in the landscape.
Inside are some interesting displays showing types of wildlife and also ways to help keep the environment looking as nice as possible. A lovely painted mural is on one wall. The store also has some great items, shirts, hats, and many small items to take for gifts.

Thank Sandra M
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