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“not just for snowy owls”

Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Middletown
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 6, 2012

A real gem for a short (or long) ocean side walk with amazing views, great birding and wonderful visitor center (small but good).

Thank 100Honkers
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

Trails of varying lengths mostly with the shore in view. Loved watching the birds. Many photo opportunities.

Thank GrammaTripper
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

We've visited Sachuest Point numerous times over the years and no matter what the season, there is always something to catch your attention. A major stop over for migrating birds, Sachuest is also the winter quarters for many northern species, the real "snowbirds". On our last visit, a particularly cold and windy February day, we came to see if we could find the reported Snowy Owl. We did in fact see one though only his (her?) head which, from the rocks offshore where he stood 1/4 of a mile away, looked like a baseball with eyes peeking out through the binoculars.

The ocean views alone are spectacular and you are likely to see any number of bird species, insects and mammals, ( I've seen deer, seals in the winter and a mink to name a few). The hiking trails which wind through the scrubby woods and along the shore are mostly hard packed gravel and dirt roads so they are quite accessible. There are also a number of spots to get down to the rocks and cliffs along the shore. Looking into the tidal pools and scrambling on the rocks was a favorite for our son when he was a young. There is a staffed visitors facility with rest rooms. Best of all, since it is a National Wildlife refuge, it is free!

Thank Jadbo
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

If the weather is nice this is a great place to enjoy a nice walk on the trails. Great seascapes and plenty of birds to view. The walks are very easy.

Thank Steve00
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

We easily completed the 2.8mile walk as it is flat and well maintained. The sites of the coast wer fabulous and we liked the chance to look out at one platform. It was not crowed, and everyone we came across was so friendly. The 2 volunteers in the facilities were very pleasant. Another great day here in Newport!

Thank Cyndy P
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