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Settler's Rock

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Corn Neck Rd, Sandy Point, Cow Cove, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
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Interesting.

I was biking the island and stumbled upon Settler's Rock while getting a look at the Lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DaveEB310
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Rhode Island
On the way to North Light.

I wouldn't go here just for the rock. But then I wouldn't want to miss it if I was headed To the... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2017
Brian D
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Ithaca, New York
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Rock engraved with the names of the settlers who immigrated to the region in the 17th century.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good48%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Corn Neck Rd, Sandy Point, Cow Cove, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was biking the island and stumbled upon Settler's Rock while getting a look at the Lighthouse. It is part of the Block Island National Wildlife Refuge. It was an interesting piece of history during a long hot ride.

Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't go here just for the rock. But then I wouldn't want to miss it if I was headed To the North point or north light either. Good views here, all the way to the mainland. If you want to see the view or...More

Reviewed October 30, 2016

For history buffs this is an important piece of the puzzle but not worth much more effort. As a part of understanding the area and visiting this part of the island it is something you really can't miss.

Reviewed October 5, 2016

This spot is absolutely lovely. Ocean in one direction, pond in the other. Lots of bird, lots of waves, and the North Lighthouse in the distance. This is worth the trip. We got there via moped. It would be a long bike ride from town....More

Reviewed September 26, 2016

This little rock is neat to see as it commemorates the initial settlers that lived on the island. It is easy to get to as it's literally located in the parking lot for the north lighthouse, so if you're visiting that, you might as well...More

Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Was a nice visit, great views all around. Made our little stack of rocks like everyone else. I believe you make a wish after you stack it. Did the same in Aruba. Nice beach to walk along, see the light house. Collected a few nice...More

Reviewed August 24, 2016

Beautiful secluded beach area, but very rocky and with lots of seaweed. The views are amazing! About a mile and a half walk to the north lighthouse, which is beautiful!

Reviewed August 20, 2016

Like much of Block Island, very peaceful, quite scenic. If you can appreciate this history of the spot and the views, I'd say 5 stars, otherwise it's just a trip to another point on the island. Take your time to read the plaques on the...More

Reviewed August 17, 2016

Since two of my ancestors are on the bronze plaque, of course I think this is the best monument on the Island!

Reviewed August 3, 2016

After coming here for the first time we chose to start our day here. We rode bikes over from our place in town. It can be a hilly ride- Going there is not too bad but I work out every day and still felt the...More

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