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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Middletown, RI
+1 401-364-9124
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Breathe it in, while out for a jog

Although this isn't the longest of trails, it is enjoyable none the less. A great spot to bring the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Canmore, Canada
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Our first stop after checking in at hotel was at this NWR. We have been there several times in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kensington, CT
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“sachuest point” (22 reviews)
“snowy owls” (7 reviews)
“easy walk” (7 reviews)
Middletown, RI
+1 401-364-9124
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Although this isn't the longest of trails, it is enjoyable none the less. A great spot to bring the kids for a quiet walk, or to do laps of the trail around the point. I ran here a couple of times on a recent visit,...More

Thank RockyMountainAnt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first stop after checking in at hotel was at this NWR. We have been there several times in the past and it is always a must do for our trips to Newport. There is a very nice visitor center with several exhibits plus a...More

Thank westie2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to explore any day. lots of walking trails and a great visitor center with good exhibits. Lots of free parking and easy access. A great place right on the water.

Thank GenotheViking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I happened upon this place to take photos for the state, and it blew me away. I'm from the area, been NEAR this place a million times on the way to Newport, but didn't know Sachuest existed. Honestly, it's one of the state's biggest yet...More

Thank BostonTravelBoomer
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful spot right after the beaches. Any hiking trails and spots to take wildlife/nature photos. Inside exhibit has turtles and stuffed birds and lots of wildlife pictures for sale-plenty with snowy owls. We chose this activity on a partly rainy day as...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed August 31, 2017

Sachuest Point affords a lovely walk on the side of the ocean and, most of the time, good bird viewing. This is a relatively small facility.

Thank Eugene M
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Beautiful visitor center with plenty of information, binoculars, restroom and even a gift shop. Many trails to hike and explore this ocean point beauty. Flowers, greenery, birds, and just spectacular ocean views of many areas around Rhode Island. Well kept trails, scenic view points and...More

Thank lljjbb
Reviewed August 26, 2017

Love this refuge. The coastal views are breathtaking, the birdlife is prolific and there are several trails to enjoy. You can even fish from the rocks if you wish. Great place to get away from it all and commune with nature.

Thank mediadon
Reviewed August 23, 2017

We visited twice in a week, once to walk the trail and again when we discovered the water access areas. Loved hunting for treasure (sea glass). The trails are generally even and provide a great view and opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

This sanctuary is a haven for birds. Fun to walk the paths and do some birding. Small put nice building with information

Thank Renee K
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August 19, 2016|
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Response from DGandSAG | Reviewed this property |
In some ways, the "best" spot is at Sachuset Point itself, which is between shoreline access points 2 and 4 on the refuge map that you can get at the headquarters or can download online (can't list the URL here due to TA... More
March 11, 2016|
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Response from jazanana | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea. Don't remember seeing any dogs. Look for a website - might be info there.
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February 28, 2015|
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Response from lks08 | Reviewed this property |
Its open, check on visitors center hours, sure it would be rough going with all the snow, trails aren't cleared. But some good viewing if you're up to it. Skis or snow shoes???