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Settler's Rock

Corn Neck Rd, Sandy Point, Cow Cove, Block Island, RI
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Ranked #14 of 22 Attractions in Block Island
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Monuments/ Statues
Description: Rock engraved with the names of the settlers who immigrated to the region in the 17th century.
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Silver City, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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382 reviews 382 reviews
165 attraction reviews
967 helpful votes 967 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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233 reviews 233 reviews
86 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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Montrose, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

To think that settlers arrived here with their cows swimming behind was amazing to learn, gives a new perspective on original settlers.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Ok to look at combine with the walk to lighthouse. Younger groups loved the name of the 9th person to land at that spot on the island.I would suggest scooter car or bike, walking will take a while to get there.

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Toronto
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We rented beach cruiser bikes from Moped Man and rode out to Settler's Rock - gorgeous view of the ocean and North Lighthouse. Wonderful and worth it!

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