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Address: New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
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A freshwater refuge with abundant wildlife.

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Beautiful spot

All manner of birds especially during migrating seasons. Gull rookery. Swans, ducks. And geese on the pond. Incredible sunsets.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 15, 2016
Arlene T
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Block Island
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Block Island
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

All manner of birds especially during migrating seasons. Gull rookery. Swans, ducks. And geese on the pond. Incredible sunsets.

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Thank Arlene T
Hampton Bays, New York
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2015

Go to Block Island every summer on the boat and always love to go and see the wildlife. A must for any nature lover.

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Thank ashley c
Billerica, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2015

Birds were plentiful and the pond was nice to clean up in not sure if you can swim in it so we did not and no one else was.

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Thank JohnK02474
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

Nature's beauty... with no make-up. Dunes, pond and much wildlife. Nice kyack...paddle board and/or nature walk area

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Rhode Island
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59 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Sachem Pond is a lovely large pond located at the North Point on Block Island. It is part of the wildlife bird refuge managed by U.S. fish and Wildlife. The pond is brackish, meaning it was fresh water but that the ocean has washed over into it; it doesn't change it's beauty, just it's salt content! In summer Littlefield Bee... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

There's a little beach just behind the parking lot, and the water is a lot warmer than the ocean. Once you get off the sand it's a bit mucky, but the setting is lovely and it makes a nice dip.

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Thank Anne H
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

worth the bike ride--it's peaceful, and there were some animals which made taking pictures more interesting.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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207 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Whether by bike, scooter or car, this is a lovely area with nice views of the North Lighthouse. Great hiking across the road.

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Thank SeaJay26
Orlando, Florida
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45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

I recall hearing this pond is a fresh water pond but I do recall many times as a kid during storms seeing the ocean flow over the road into the pond. The seagull rookery can be load at times especially during breading and feeding. We liked how peaceful it was hearing the ocean crashing behind us while watching the calm... More 

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