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Norman Bird Sanctuary

583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, RI 02842
401/846-2577
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Middletown
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
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Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This sanctuary has miles of trails in their rocky woodland and other areas. This year we found a nice number and variety of fruit-eating birds. Last year we hiked one of the ridges, enjoying the views. There is an entrance fee.

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love the woodsy trails and woodland pond, and especially the panoramic view of Sachuest Beach from the top of Hanging Rock.

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MA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Helpful woman at the welcome center who gave us recommendations on what trail to do. Trails are not difficult. We did the hanging rock trail . One area is a little rocky but fine if you have sneakers or hiking shoes. Top of the trail overlooks the ocean and is beautiful. Would be niceto bring a picnic lunch and enjoy... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I love bird sanctuaries and walking trails and while this one has a modest trail fee of six dollars, it still isn't worthwhile. Trails aren't marked - actually they are barely trails - difficult to walk on - just barely a path into the woods. While there is staff on hand to help out - try and get two words... More

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Avon, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The walk at the nature center is well worth it. A well marked trail up to Hanging Rock with a perfect view of the Second Beach; Sakonnet River and the Sachuest State Park. The trail requires good shoes (sneakers are ok) because there are two rock scrambles. Probably not good for very young children. The hike was well worth the... More

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New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

At the welcome center the young man who took our admission payment said that his favorite was the ridge trail. He said it would take us about 40 minutes. It took us 1 hour and 45 minutes, largely because there was a lot of climbing on rocks, up and down. Even so, it was a beautiful trail, and by the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Imagine being able to hike your way through the gorgeous Newport, Rhode Island, the Norman Bird Sanctuary helps you achieve this. The Norman Bird Sanctuary is a nature preserve located on Aquidneck Island in the town of Middletown, Rhode Island. The trails are gorgeous and lead all the way around the island. Not only can you walk the trails at... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Very nice facilit thathas great walking trails through natural environment of Aquidneck Island, culminating in a nice overlook of Second Beach. A nice example of how Aquidneck Island used to be.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

If you like to walk these trails are great and animal watching.this place is very serene I liked the pure beauty

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Providence, Rhode Island
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Bring your binoculars and camera. Relaxing experience. Walk the trails, look at the wildlife. PS check yourself for ticks.

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