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Address: 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, RI 02842
Phone Number: 401/846-2577
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching

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En route to Guilford

Made a brief visit to Norman Bird Sanctuary, beautiful place. Staff were so welcoming. Just wish we had more time

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
AnnfromSheringham
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Sheringham, United Kingdom
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Sheringham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Made a brief visit to Norman Bird Sanctuary, beautiful place. Staff were so welcoming. Just wish we had more time

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a beautiful place for a gentle walk with lots of different habitat. It is suitable for families or for bird nerds like me. There is a great rock promintary with a view over to the shore. Worth combining with a visit to Sachuest Point.

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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

Great trails for hiking and exploring. Well kept and maintained for everyone to enjoy. Great birding and views of Sachuest Point Refuge Center and the cliffs of Newport. Take a moment and put down the cell phone and explore and enjoy nature in the raw.

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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 never been here before but finally made our way to this pristine location with 7 miles of hiking trails. Although we heard a wild turkey, he avoided being seen. Can see the coast line from the top of the trial.

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rhode island
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90 reviews 90 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

spent an early spring day here. Did 2 hiking trails - they are well maintained. Good for all ages as there are great tress and birds. We even came upon 2 hawks hunting. We could have used a few more signs for guidance

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Houston, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We took the ridge trail with 8 people in our group including three children ages 7, 10, and 12. It was a really nice Forrest walk up a fairly flat trail with sloping rock path at the end. Solid footwear a must. The end point is a rocky outcropping looking over Gardiner's pond and second Beach. Probably took an hour... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We love the Sanctuary! They have many beautiful trails, our favorite is Hanging Rock where you can climb up out onto beautiful rocks and have a picnic as you overlook the ocean. The end of the hike is something on which to be watchful and careful. They host a lovely summer camp and programs through out the year.

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Unlike other reviewers, we came here for a corporate event, and our visit was limited to dinner. As we arrived, a host was waiting for us at the parking lot. We were taken to our venue right away. As we got in the door, the staff were ready and lined up with drinks and snacks. All in all, excellent planning... More 

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Middletown, Rhode Island, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Hanging Rock, on grounds of Norman Bird Sanctuary is not where hangings took place but a promontory overlooking Second Beach and a portal to another dimension. Located on land once owned by Abe Lincoln's g.g.g.g.grandfather, over the centuries it was frequented and inspired philosophers, theologians, artists, writers like George Berkeley, Channing, Wm & Henry James, John LaFarge, Wm. t. Richards,... More 

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We go to the Normal Bird Sanctuary over and over. There is an education center, a small gift shop and short trails. It is educational, fun and you can get exercise. A great place for a short family outing.

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