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Greenway Walking Trails

The Nature Conservancy, High Street, Block Island, RI 02807
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Ranked #10 of 22 Attractions in Block Island
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: Trails will get you to the secluded parts of the island.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Walking trails abound within Block Island. You have to do some research to find out where they are, but serenity and the undisturbed sounds of nature await you. One thing that we noticed was the prevalence of stone walls. My husband became curious and got a book about stone walls in New England. Apparently most of the stone walls on... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

BI is covered with "greenway" trails. There is no map, but you will see stone markers or wooden signs that say greenway. They crisscross the island bringing you to hidden gems...open fields, streams, stonewalls, sweeping views. One popular one is located across from the airport. Make sure you read about the glass globe hunt going on now on www.blockislandinfo.com. We... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A system of trails go thru the entire island. Different organizations manage them. They are all very nice. Something for everyone! Watch and screen for wood ticks. Stay in short grass area of trails, and does not seem to be a big problem. The longer grass and brush areas will be more problematic.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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89 reviews 89 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We thought the greenway trails were very well maintained. We spent an afternoon searching for one of the orbs, but we didn't find one. We did find a very nice meadow and some small wooden and rock bridges. These little gems and the myriad of birds and local vegetation made for an interesting and enjoyable walk.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The quiet roads of Block Island are interlaced with a network of hiking paths that lead you to parts of the island that are unreachable by car, bike or moped. You can bring a map, or just hop on randomly and see where you pop out. Last summer I took the greenways on either side of Old Mill Road and... More

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summit, nj
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The greenway trails weave their way throughout the island. The stone walls have little ladders set up to allow walkers to continue without damaging the historic walls. Lovely and quiet.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

One of our favorite walks is the Clayhead Trail. Nice variety of landscapes to view, even a lovely beach. Birding is good so bring your binoculars.

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St. George, Utah
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

trails disappointing, mostly overgrown this huge throny plants my wife got 3 in her foot and legs so were protective clothing

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Holliston, Massachusetts, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Discovered the Greenway this trip - lovely walking trails all over the island - my hound and I enjoyed every step and the sepctacular viewa along the way!

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Chester, Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Well worth a day of hiking. You'll be surprised by the beauty of this area. Most of the time it is quiet, so you will feel alone. Some places offer horse riding on the trails. Highly recommended that you bring lots of water and a snack, and don't forget the camera!

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