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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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What a Walk!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
lizbrian0512
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Newport, Rhode Island
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Newport, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Fairfield, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have hiked this refuge many times and every time we return we end up seeing something new. We came years ago with our kids and just returned for some alone time. It's quiet, relaxing, and beautiful. Well worth your time.

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

An absolute gem. A peaceful walk along the coast with beautiful natural coastal plant and animal life. Sturdy shoes are a must, I wouldn't advise sandles as poison ivy does creep onto the paths in some areas, but just use caution and it's easily avoided. Bring a camera, the views are breath taking. I took my three children and elderly... More 

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Va Beach
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Take your camera, birds and deers to shoot . Also good trail shoes a must as some trails are over a couple of miles long. Great ocean views as well.

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