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Settler's Rock

Corn Neck Rd, Sandy Point, Cow Cove, Block Island, RI
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Ranked #12 of 22 Attractions in Block Island
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Owner description: Rock engraved with the names of the settlers who immigrated to the region in the 17th century.
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Owner description: Rock engraved with the names of the settlers who immigrated to the region in the 17th century.
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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews 118 reviews
64 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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439 reviews 439 reviews
193 attraction reviews
1,124 helpful votes 1,124 helpful votes
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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Daytona Beach
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Site of the original settlers landing, park here and walk north to the sandspit that forms the north end of the island. You'll pass the north lighthouse, and see the convergence of the waters of Block Island Sound and the open Atlantic Ocean. There are lots of gulls filling the air with their calls, and the pebbly beach is great... More 

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Rhode Island
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Like most attractions on Block Island this area at the North Light is just teaming with Natural beauty. Settlers Rock marks the spot where the original purchasers and settlers came ashore in 1661. The cove is called Cow Cove. Across from Cow Cove is beautiful Sachem Pond, and if you follow the coastline North just a bit, you will be... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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240 reviews 240 reviews
88 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

It'd be a bit of a bike ride, and was a decent moped ride (10 minutes) out to the very North End of the island where the Settler's Rock is, but make the trip b/c its worth it. The rock is cool to look at, but the beach / nature preserve there is also beautiful, and if you walk the... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Cool thing to visit if your out and about. I say rent the moped and crise around the island until you find this, If you like history go see it

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