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Great Salt Pond

Block Island, RI
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Ranked #8 of 22 Attractions in Block Island
Type: Marinas, Outdoors
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Owner description: Area of Block Island which holds very large marina.

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English first
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88 reviews 88 reviews
40 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

October may not be the month to visit Great Salt Pond. It's terrific for photos, but that's about it.

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West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is an important feature of the island ecologically, but after you walk out on the boardwalk, you've kind of seen it all. It was a brief stop on a bike tour.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We rented kayaks to go out on the pond. There are several arms off the pond which are a little quieter. We came on quite a windy day and did A LOT of paddling :) Flora and fauna are very interesting and our kayak guide knew all about it. Depending on the tide, the pond is really shallow and you... More

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We kayaked and did some sunset paddle-boarding all in one day. Very close to town. Everyone was so nice. The water was so clear you could see a lot of wildlife. Very clean and made for fun day in Block Island

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Gales Ferry, Connecticut
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great Salt Pond Is one of the more well known and popular harbors in the Northeast for boaters. Large area, many transient moorings available from the town, but very difficult to find an open one from Memorial Day through Labor Day. No reservations, first come first serve. There is a large anchorage area and many boats take advantage of it,... More

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Agawam, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great Salt Pond is always busy with boats. Lots to see. Easy bike ride from the ferry. Several marinas, restaurants and shops to visit.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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432 reviews 432 reviews
190 attraction reviews
1,104 helpful votes 1,104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Great Salt Pond was a very picturesque stop on my group’s tour of Block Island. It is located in between the north and south sections of the island. The round pond was originally closed. The opening was dug out in 1895 to make a harbor. The sheltered waters in the Great Salt Pond are a popular mooring / docking... More

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Westchester County, New York
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166 reviews 166 reviews
80 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Visiting Great Salt Pond (aka New Harbor) is a rite of passage for any yachtsman who is cruising the North Atlantic Coast. While there are only 90 Town moorings for rent - and getting one (no reservations) takes some special timing - or waiting until 3 pm when the GSP Harbor Master may be able to find you a private... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

There is something for everyone on the Great Salt Pond. Visit the area, rent bikes or partake in one of the water rental options. This is an active area so come prepared to exercise in the great outdoors!

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Baldwin Place
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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We walked about 30 to 40 minutes from Old Harbor to New Harbor and Great Salt Pond. We wanted to do something different and decided to try some sea kayaking. We rented kayaks from Pond and Beyond Kayak Tours which is right behind Killer Donuts right before you get to Dead Eye Dicks on the right. Corine did a great... More

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