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Norman Bird Sanctuary

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This is a great hike and mini museum in Middletown / Newport area. I will give you a tip, after a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RhodyPhotographer
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Warwick, Rhode Island
Harvest Fair at Norman Bird Sanctuary was lot of fun

Harvest Fair at Norman Bird Sanctuary was lots of fun Very crowded. Great 'junk' food as well as... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
tinkerbelle2016
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Coconut Creek, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hike and mini museum in Middletown / Newport area. I will give you a tip, after a big snow or large rain, take that very much into account when visiting the next day. The trails are good, there also is a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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NormanBirdSanctuary, Public Relations Manager at Norman Bird Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for visiting! Glad you got to visit the Barn Museum, some folks never know it's there! Hope to see you on the trails again soon. - Matt Eldridge, Marketing Director

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Harvest Fair at Norman Bird Sanctuary was lots of fun Very crowded. Great 'junk' food as well as some healthy soups and salads. Lots of games and crafts for the children. Nice crafts and display by the Middletown Historical Society Enjoyed the 'live' presentation with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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NormanBirdSanctuary, Public Relations Manager at Norman Bird Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Hi there, Thanks so much for your review! We're so glad you had fun at the Harvest Fair. It was a perfect weekend to share this beautiful place with the community. Hope to see you on the trails or at the next event! Matt Eldridge,...More

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went for a couple hour hike through several of their trails. Saw many birds while taking a break on the hanging rock overlook. They tend to hang out en masse near the marsh and fly up to the very top of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

I don't get this place. I see more birds on my three-acre property in suburbia- truly! It's a lovely place to go for a walk to meditate, be one with nature, or have a long conversation with a friend. But don't go for the birds....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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NormanBirdSanctuary, Public Relations Manager at Norman Bird Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Hi there, thanks so much for coming by to explore the trails. We're glad you found some quiet, quality time in nature. We understand more than most how difficult bird watching can be, especially midday on hot days when most birds are hunkered down to...More

Reviewed September 1, 2018

Amazing place here. It's an over-300-acres big sanctuary that has several beautiful, fairly easy trails running through it. And, of course, numerous opportunities to see a variety of birds and other wildlife. With grasslands, marshes, forests, and several rocky ridges, there's plenty of habitat for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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NormanBirdSanctuary, Public Relations Manager at Norman Bird Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoying the trails and variety of habitat. You picked a great time of year for wildlife and bird activity, although the fall foliage is gorgeous as well! Hope to see you on the trails again soon. (And thank...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Went to see birds and got an amazing hike with elevation changes, topography changes and well maintained trails. Great experience for all ages, I cant believe we did not do this sooner.

Date of experience: August 2018
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NormanBirdSanctuary, Public Relations Manager at Norman Bird Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you so much Alex! We're so glad you came by and enjoyed your hike. Hope to see you on the trails again soon. - Matt Eldridge, Development & Marketing Assistant

Reviewed April 16, 2018

I have been going to the Norman Bird Sanctuary for nearly 50 years. I recently became a member and have made a few visits. The trails are well maintained and there are wonderful educational programs for adults and children year around. One recommendation for those...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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NormanBirdSanctuary, Public Relations Manager at Norman Bird Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Hi there, thank you so much for the kind review, being a longtime supporter, and a new member! We also wish we would could be open earlier and later but as you know, it's important for us to keep track of how many hikers are...More

Reviewed April 4, 2018

What a wonderful gem! My sister and I had a wonderful hour-long walk in the sanctuary. We saw deer, turkeys, ducks, and a beaver. The trails were well marked and easy to navigate. The woman who checked us in was very friendly and helpful, too.

Date of experience: April 2018
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NormanBirdSanctuary, Public Relations Manager at Norman Bird Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed the trails and found some quality time in nature. Hope to you see you back soon. Happy Spring! - Matt Eldridge, Development & Marketing Assistant

Reviewed March 3, 2018

I have only been once and saw multiple species of birds, including a heron! I was so excited, also made it to hanging rocks and took wonderful pictures from atop the rocks!

Date of experience: June 2017
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NormanBirdSanctuary, Public Relations Manager at Norman Bird Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting and finding quality time in nature. Hope to see you on the trails soon! - Matt Eldridge, Development and Marketing Assistant

Reviewed October 23, 2017

We arrived late with only about an hour and a half until the establishment closed but proceeded anyway. What a waste of money. Im not talking about the lack of time as that was our decision, but the overall lack of bird life for a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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NormanBirdSanctuary, Public Relations Manager at Norman Bird Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Hi Chris, We're so sorry you didn't have a good time out on the trails. As a bird sanctuary and wildlife refuge, we provide healthy native habitat for wild animals but they are still exactly that, wild. And wild animals would rather not be seen...More

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