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Settler's Rock

Corn Neck Rd, Sandy Point, Cow Cove, Block Island, RI
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Ranked #12 of 21 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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Rhode Island
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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202 reviews 202 reviews
73 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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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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Paris, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Loved this spot, really fantastic, but be aware that no swimming is permitted because of riptides -- wish we had known this before trekking out here. It's a strenuous bike ride.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Settler's Rock is just a small historic marker but it is found at the very northern tip of Block Island, a spectacular natural spot where you walk along the rocky beach to the North Light. Great place for star-gazing at night and to see the flickering lights from the mainland. Beautiful.

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Daytona Beach
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Parking is adequate, with freshwater Sachem Pond on one side, and Settler's Rock and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. Tidepools are fun to explore at low tide, and the parking area also serves the trail along the beach to the North Lighthouse. The rock itself is just a monument to the first white settlers on Block Island, names that... More

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Top Contributor
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21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

If you are driving to the northern point of the island just to see settlers rock don't bother. It's a headstone with the names of the 16 founding families. The view is nice. You are as close to the North light as you are going to get without hiking out there. But, if you are only to see the Rick,... More

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