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Address: Corn Neck Rd, Sandy Point, Cow Cove, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
Description: Rock engraved with the names of the settlers who immigrated to the region...
Rock engraved with the names of the settlers who immigrated to the region in the 17th century.
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The view and the beach are the real treasure.

It's not the rock it's the view and beach that make it worth the trip. However, if you love history the rock is worth looking at.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Mark K
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Niantic, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I love the history of Block Island and it was so nice to finally get to this Settler's Rock - the names are on it and it is from 1661 - 1911! Amazing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It's not the rock it's the view and beach that make it worth the trip. However, if you love history the rock is worth looking at.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

After driving, biking, mopeding etc. all the way down corn neck rd. most people are relieved to find they have reached the north lighthouse parking lot. There are photographs to be taken, scenery to take in, however if you look closer you will find settlers rock. This rock is a gift from the towns people commemorating 330 years of history.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It is on the northern tip of the Island. We drove in our moped from downtown. The beach is very rocky and uneven. You can view the ocean or the adjoining lake or walk to the Northern Lighthouse. Nice place to relax.

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Settler's Rock is in the parking area for the lighthouse - it is in a very scenic area and is worth taking the time to read. It would be easy to have a picnic between the lighthouse and the rock - very pretty.

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West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We stopped at the rock on the way out to the lighthouse, and except for the presence of the lighthouse, this area likely has changed little since 1661. It is wild and beautiful.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

went here on one of our hiking expeditions- Took pictures of the rock with the writings on it worth a look but really most enjoyed watching the water more

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Silver City, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

You will find this located on the north end of the island, and it can be quite windy with blowing sand at times.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Historic Landmark that's worth the moped trip to the North End. There's a small parking area to park mopeds and cars so that it's easy to get out and walk to enjoy the surrounding area. A little further down from the rock is the Lighthouse as well. Picturesque area

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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Settlers’ Rock is located at Cow Cove on Corn Neck Road about a mile before the Block Island North Lighthouse. The best ways to get there are by bicycle, moped, or taxi as it’s near the north end of the island. It’s in a picturesque setting with the ocean in the background. It is to Block Island what Plymouth Rock... More 

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Address: Corn Neck Rd, Sandy Point, Cow Cove, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham

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