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Sachem Pond Wildlife Refuge

Block Island, RI
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Ranked #16 of 22 Attractions in Block Island
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: A freshwater refuge with abundant wildlife.
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Nature's beauty... with no make-up. Dunes, pond and much wildlife. Nice kyack...paddle board and/or nature walk area

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Rhode Island
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Sachem Pond is a lovely large pond located at the North Point on Block Island. It is part of the wildlife bird refuge managed by U.S. fish and Wildlife. The pond is brackish, meaning it was fresh water but that the ocean has washed over into it; it doesn't change it's beauty, just it's salt content! In summer Littlefield Bee... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

There's a little beach just behind the parking lot, and the water is a lot warmer than the ocean. Once you get off the sand it's a bit mucky, but the setting is lovely and it makes a nice dip.

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Providence, Rhode Island
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

worth the bike ride--it's peaceful, and there were some animals which made taking pictures more interesting.

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Wayland MA
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120 reviews 120 reviews
43 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Whether by bike, scooter or car, this is a lovely area with nice views of the North Lighthouse. Great hiking across the road.

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Bartlett, IL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I recall hearing this pond is a fresh water pond but I do recall many times as a kid during storms seeing the ocean flow over the road into the pond. The seagull rookery can be load at times especially during breading and feeding. We liked how peaceful it was hearing the ocean crashing behind us while watching the calm... More

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