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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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Another of my favourite places

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Simon M
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Middletown, Rhode Island
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I absolutely enjoy this little slice of paradise located just outside of Newport. I generally visit here for casual walks and I enjoy the scenery of the rocks, waterfront, cliffs and shrubbery. The huge icicles on the rocks during winter is quite a sight. The paths are well maintained and while I cannot claim to be a huge bird watcher... More 

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Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Bring your binoculars. Sachuest Point is a stopping place for many species of migratory birds. On a windy January day, we were treated to the sight of Eider ducks catching fish, along with Harlequins and three pair of Buffleheads. Unfortunately did not spot a Snowy Owl, but we were there at the wrong time of day. If you don't care... More 

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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Stumbled upon the treasure on a sunny, windy and cold November day. Since it was so cold and windy, we decided to drive around from our Newport hotel and explore. Coming upon this Wildlife Refuge, we parked and walked around a little. Looking out over the water from the edge of the cliff just took my breath away. Stunning view.... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This has to different trails that are fairly level and easy to negotiate. We love to go down on the rocky beach at one of the many access points. They have a beautiful visitor's center with educational exhibits and bathrooms. A great way to spend a day in any season, bird watchers enjoy this location as well.

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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a beautiful, beautiful, peaceful place where you can take an easy walk and experience the ocean, the rocks, the wildlife, the wild flora and the sunshine. Just exquisite. Been back several times and never get tired of it. If you're in the Newport area, take a break from the restaurants and chatchke shops and get over here.

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Frisco, TX
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have always loved Sachuest Point and enjoy exploring the different trails and rocky beaches. This time, we observed many winter birds including Harlequin Ducks. We also saw one elusive seal watching a fisherman. The nature center has wonderful displays and a wealth of information about the local ecosystems and wildlife. People of all ages can use the trails now.

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