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Norman Bird Sanctuary

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Address: 583 3rd Beach Rd, Middletown, RI 02842-5738
Phone Number: 401/846-2577
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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better stopping benches for seniors

It was a very hot day, and as a senior citizen, how I wish they had benches to stop and sit and rest. Only one that I saw on a trail, and it was sloped down towards the ground... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Walpole, Massachusetts
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Walpole, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a very hot day, and as a senior citizen, how I wish they had benches to stop and sit and rest. Only one that I saw on a trail, and it was sloped down towards the ground, not level. Even the building/gift shop did not have a bench. Benches outside in the sun. Sturdy shoes for walking, and... More 

Thank scrabblefiend
Yonkers, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place to walk around and take in nature at its best. Relax, reflect and just enjoy. The birds we saw were nice and seemed to enjoy themselves at the sanctuary, check it out for a nice relaxing time.

Thank Dante-Donna
Coventry, Connecticut
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

The Norman Bird Sanctuary offers an affordable option for families with kids. The trails range from easy to hard. The chance of seeing wildlife is great (e.g. deer, frogs, birds, etc). Once children are old enough to navigate the trail to Hanging Rock, what a reward!

Thank Cheryl M
Sharon, MA
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280 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

We really wanted to hike around the Norman Bird Sanctuary, but most signs on the trails were missing or hard to find, and the map we were given (we use maps all the time) wasn't especially helpful. It's too bad, because we're sure that this can be a nice spot. But if our experience is an indicator, it might be... More 

Thank DGandSAG
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Sanctuary offers a wide variety of environments; fields, brush, forest, swamp and salt marsh. Trails are set up to allow great viewing from the ground level or above as ridge top trails take you above the canopy. Nice visitor center, too.

Thank Chuck K
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This was a wonderful place to go relax and be one with nature. I saw about six or seven different bird species while here. It is nice to stop by the pond and wait for them to fly past. There were some wild turkeys walking along one of the trails, and there is also a chicken coupe! In addition to... More 

Thank Erin G
Storrs, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The birding at Norman Bird Sanctuary is less than desirable, at least during June. There are many Swallows, but few of any other interesting birds. It is always on a list of sites to see for birders, but, I am not impressed. The grounds are kept comparatively well, but, nothing to write home about. I found nothing extraordinary at this... More 

Thank Tom H
Middletown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Went over with the kids we had a great time , kids was running around looking at the birds, wife fell in love with me again whoops.

Thank Jibarote
Tamworth, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

The trails are well marked and there is a variety of scenery, from woodlands to ponds, to meadows. Besides birds, we also came across a deer very close up. The staff was very helpful in directing us where to go based on what we wanted to see.

Thank Kathi B
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times. The educational programs they offer are fantastic - only $8 for members and $10 for non-members. A household membership is only $65 and is the best deal! 7 1/2 miles of trails of all sorts, meadow, rocks, forest, ridges (hanging rock). The naturalists are more than willing to help you out and speak with... More 

Thank roddyRI

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