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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge

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

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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Scenic, photogenic, free and open

Go there often and never disappointed. Some wildlife and lots of birds, especially snowy owls in winter. Good for hiking, walking, photography, painting, meditating, bird... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2016
Ray B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Go there often and never disappointed. Some wildlife and lots of birds, especially snowy owls in winter. Good for hiking, walking, photography, painting, meditating, bird watching. Serene place to catch your thoughts and get away from the fast paced world. Chase a little history looking for the WW2 gun emplacement locations and their relationship to Fort Adams. Nice building with... More 

2 Thank Ray B
Tamworth, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

My husband is into bird watching, so there are lots of places to view birds and he found birds that are new to him also.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Trails are well marked and easy to walk. Lots parking space, no dogs permitted, easy to bird watch, two bird watching platforms.

2 Thank Samuel R
Middletown, Rhode Island
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124 reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

I have been walking the trails at Sachuest Point National Wildelife Refuge for many years and I have to say that is one of the most wonderful spots on Aquidneck Island to walk and commune with nature. Every time I go there I always see something I haven't seen before. The staff at the visitors center there are friendly and... More 

1 Thank Eleanor02842
Middletown, Rhode Island
1 review
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Barbara Reiser, volunteer and husband verbally accost and harass patrons to Sachuest Point trail, and attempt to "escort people off the trail." Beware of nasty volunteers who think federal land is their private property. Mistakenly brought dog, first time, missed no-pets sign - charged, verbally accosted and physically threatened by this pair. If I was asked respectfully to leave, no... More 

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Middletown RI
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

If you want a quiet walk, no dogs bothering you and want to smell and feel the ocean breeze then take sometime an take a walk. Its a an outstanding way to get some exercise and see nature (may even see a deer or two)

1 Thank Lcrawford
Paramus, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We spend a wonderful afternoon hiking the one mile ocean loop, learning about the local flora, fauna, and environment. There was a very friendly, helpful, knowledgable man working at the desk that was able to tell us which animals we spotted on our walk. We saw a couple minks, lots of birds on land and in the water, and even... More 

2 Thank Pamela M
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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

While staying in Newport the chef at our B@B recommended a hike at this refuge. It was easy to find and there is free parking along with a great visitor center with lots of info about what to look for on your hike. This is a much easier hike than the Cliff Walk with wonderful ocean views along easy flat... More 

3 Thank Rockport4
Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

Well worth a visit. Spectacular vistas from the trails. Parking is easy and free. I prefer walking the trails there to Cliff Walk!

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Reviewed 22 February 2016

February 21 yet feels like April out. Decided to take a walk around Sachuest Point. The snowy owl was perched out on the rocks you could only see the top of his head. This spot is an easy walk around the point and wasn't too muddy. The rocks along the shore are worth the walk. They are beautiful. Hawks flying... More 

1 Thank Ssc3201

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