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Rodman's Hollow

Block Island, RI
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Ranked #6 of 22 Attractions in Block Island
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Geologic Formations
Activities: Walking, Biking
Description: Wildlife refuge formed by glaciers.
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We started at Fresh Pond, hiked from there to Rodman's Hollow, and then down to Black Rock beach. The hike is nice, though it can be a little confusing (ok, we walked in a circle twice), so we resorted to googlemaps to get through the Hollow. When you come to the end of the trail, there's an outlook on the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a very special place. It's a pristinely natural rough trail through the native trees, berry bushes and flower fields of Block a Island that goes all the way to the towering bluffs on the south side of the island spectacular. Well worth the hour or two spent here. Go.

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Mount Sinai, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Very interesting if you like unusual locations. The bottom of the hollow is actually below the sea level with the sea being only a few hundred yards away. Watch out for the ticks and poison ivy and don't venture in on a hot day - the negative elevation results in an almost total lack of any breeze and the trees... More

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Rockaway Park, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great view from the road and the walk is comfortable and manageable. So wonderful to be enveloped in greenery and feel totally safe at the same time.

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Bristol, New Hampshire, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Of all the walking trails on Block Island, this is one of our favorites, as it meanders through so many terrains: wooded, open, flat, steep, and with great views of the island and the sea. Black Rock Beach is beautiful.

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Rhode Island
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Rodman's Hollow is part of the chain of Greenway Trails that cris-cross the island. These trails start at the road, where there is a small parking area, and snake all of the way down to the bluffs on the South side of the island. Everything about this hike is just beautiful! If you want a longer hike, you can connect... More

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New Providence, New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We did the trails through Rodman's a few years ago on horseback and decided to try it on foot this time. The hike was very pleasant on a perfect day. Not much else to say other than it was nice.

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Snug Harbor, Rhode Island, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

First time to the Hollow, we had an awesome time spotting deer and the most monarch's we've seen all year! We did two hikes and still never made it to the bottom of the Hollow, we have to return!! Hiked to the bluffs and then down to the secluded Black Rock Beach. We also hiked a trail or maybe a... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Discovered this lovely walking trail to the most beautiful view and deserted beach. So happy we made time to visit Rodman's Hollow!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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114 reviews 114 reviews
27 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The trail through and around the hollow offers many fine views and a pleasant peaceful setting. The climb down to Black Rock beach is a bit of a scramble, but well worth it.

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