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Sachem Pond Wildlife Refuge

Block Island, RI
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Ranked #12 of 21 attractions in Block Island
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: A freshwater refuge with abundant wildlife.
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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116 reviews 116 reviews
42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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