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Address: Corn Neck Rd, Sandy Point, Cow Cove, Block Island, RI
Description: Rock engraved with the names of the settlers who immigrated to the region...
Rock engraved with the names of the settlers who immigrated to the region in the 17th century.
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1661-1911

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2014
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West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews 135 reviews
69 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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469 reviews 469 reviews
196 attraction reviews
1,427 helpful votes 1,427 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

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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270 reviews 270 reviews
96 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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