12 reasons to love Block Island...



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The Nature Conservancy calls it “One of the 12 Last Great Places in the Western Hemisphere.” With gorgeous beaches, sand dunes, bluffs, salt ponds and more, over 40 species of wildlife classified as rare or endangered can be found here.

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28 miles of Greenway trails. Any level of hiker will find getting off the paved roads in Block Island enjoyable, with trails that take you to lovely beaches or surprising views.

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North Lighthouse. While the South Lighthouse gets more visitors, many find the North Lighthouse one of the most romantic places on the island, You can’t get into the building, but the way out to it - a few miles of single lane road - is perfect for mopeds or bikes. Be sure to look for the Labyrinth, the Maze and the Clay Head Trail on your way back.

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Kayaking. A Block Island must-do! Novices and experienced kayakers alike make kayak rentals and tours some of the top attractions on the island.

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Dining al fresco. There’s nothing better than fresh seafood and outdoor dining. Dead Eye Dick’s serves fresh seafood with sunset views overlooking Great Salt Pond on Ocean Avenue in New Harbor. Finn’s serves modern clam shack fare located just across the ferry parking lot in Old Harbor. From casual dining with the kids to fine dining with that special someone, Block Island has it all.

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17 miles of beaches. Block Island has some of New England’s finest beaches - from the 2 1/2 mile Crescent Beach, not far from Old Harbor, to nearly untouched choices that offer breathtaking views and unmatched tranquility

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Mopeds. At 7 miles by 3 miles, Block Island can be big to explore on foot alone - but it’s perfect for bikes and mopeds. Just one of the reasons Block Island is known as “Bemuda of the North.”

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Mohegan Bluffs. It’s 250 steps down a cliff face to the beach, but everyone agrees on three things: 1) The climb is exhilarating, not difficult 2) It feels more like the coast of California than Rhode Island and 3) it’s an absolute must-see.

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Shopping in Old Harbor. Half the fun of visiting Block Island is exploring the many shops and stores, most of which are centrally situated on or near Water Street in Old Harbor.

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Surprising nightlife. Everyone loves the ambiance of Block Island - and that includes some surprisingly good bands, some of whom come from the mainland for a rockin’ good time.

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Staying over. You won’t find chain resorts here. Famed for old-town charm and comfortable century-old inns with gorgeous wrap-around verandas, Block Island has options for everyone - whether vacationing with the family or taking a romantic weekend getaway.

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Please Keep off the Dunes.

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