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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge

Address: Middletown, RI
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Middletown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: A rich variety of habitats from salt and freshwater marshes, to grasslands to sandy beaches and...
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Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: 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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Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Nice trails along the water, soak in a nice view and ocean breezes. Be careful, as this area is littered with poison ivy. Interesting walk through museum to view species of birds.

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is a beautiful, unspoiled beach area. The views are spectacular. Bring your camera! It reminds you of what is so special about the ri coast.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I discovered this on a bike ride, and came back with my wife to walk the trails. Superior ocean views from quiet trails. Well maintained trails at that. The visitor center is impressive with a wealth of information about the salt marshes and how important they are. If in the area, this is a must-do stop. Take a couple hours... More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Trails of varying length overlooking the water provide the opportunity to view birds and flowers. Ranger station has restrooms, information about the sanctuary and a ranger to answer questions.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown, Rhode Island is a beautiful rocky point jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean. If you are in Newport, Rhode Island to tour the Victorian era mansion museums or to go to the beaches, take 2 hours and drive 15 minutes west down the coast to Middletown to check this place out. There is... More 

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