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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Middletown, RI
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: A rich variety of habitats from salt and freshwater marshes, to grasslands...
A rich variety of habitats from salt and freshwater marshes, to grasslands to sandy beaches and dunes make this 242-acre nature refuge an excellent destination for outdoor and birding enthusiasts.
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Walk out on one of the paths and sit on the rocks for a great view! Be careful of the abundant poison ivy however!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Walk out on one of the paths and sit on the rocks for a great view! Be careful of the abundant poison ivy however!

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Living within one hour of Newport I found that I wanted to try something new, something less crowded and I always yearn for someplace where I can see and hear the roar of the ocean, feel the sun on my face and stick my toes in the sand. To my delight I forgot about this area that is the road... More 

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great views and rarely anyone else here. Often I take my lunch and enjoy it while viewing the water from one of the small towers there. Nice little exhibit inside the building which has bathrooms!

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a 3 mile trail that runs very close to the river and ocean. It is sunny so be careful about getting burned. The path can be walked for lower mileage while returning to the starting point.

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The refuge is home to lots of migrating birds. A bird tracking antenna was recently installed and tracked over 5000 birds a month. There is a loop trail around the peninsula with a couple places to cut across. Fishing is allowed along the shore. Several signs along the paths show you what you might see for birds and fish. There... More 

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upstateNY
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Excellent place for a nature walk thru the dunes, around the rocks, and gorgeous views of the ocean. Oh, and yes, the birds! It was a great break from the bustle of the harbor.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This location tops the island for bird sightseeing. There are various trails of differing lengths so you can pick what is best for you. The recently redone wildlife headquarters have a variety of displays.

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charlestown, ri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Awesome place. Friendly and gorgeous views on trails. Well kept and informative. Spectacular views from various angles and points around the entire area.

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Prospect, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Very beautiful. Nice well kept trail. Lots of birds and wildlife. Staff was very friendly and the kids loved it.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is one of my favourite places to visit when I come to see my us family. The winter ducks and even the snowy owls make for some great bird watching. However, more than that it is a great walk along the shore with beautiful views. Hey, for a UK birder like me, seeing harlequin and buffle headed ducks is... More 

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Address: Address: Middletown, RI
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Middletown

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