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Rhode Island: Best Places to Visit (2023)

Rhode Island Best Places to Visit

What are the most enjoyable activities to enjoy on the island of Rhode Island‘s infamous Block Island? With its Victorian appeal and beautiful windswept landscape. Block Island appeals to people who are outdoorsy and are looking to bike, hike or even boat around. As well as those who desire to escape reality to the main island.

The journey on the ferry to Block Island can be a little difficult. However once you’ve gotten over that hurdle. Choosing what you’ll do on the three-by-seven-mile pork chop-shaped island is simple. Block Island is so laid it’s possible for visitors to spend their time doing nothing. It’s a must to visit these top Block Island attractions and experiences after you’ve travelled there.

Mohegan Bluffs

The most dramatic of all scenery that you can find in New England. The Mohegan Bluffs are a cliff of 150 feet made of clay located on the south of Block Island. Amazing Atlantic Ocean views await those who ascend a wooden stairwell. That is more than 140 steps down to the sand dunes below.

The beach is so peaceful it’s hard to believe that the cliffs are named for a violent incident that took place in 1590 in which a group of Mohegans attempted to invade Block Island. The indigenous Manisseans were not pleased and took their foes across the bluffs into the ocean. The only defence you’ll require to protect yourself when you visit this location can be… sunscreen.

Beach

Block Island has 17 miles of beach. The admission to all Beaches on Block Island are completely free and the Caribbean blue waters will make you want to go swimming right on the beach. Your pet can also accompany you. The dog-friendly island permits dogs with leashes to have fun at the beach too.

Southeast Light

As the Mohegans who invaded the Block Island’s Southeast Light seemed doomed to be swept away into the sea. Erosion threatened the brick lighthouse in 1874 atop Mohegan Bluffs until it was removed from its unstable position in 1993. The lighthouse’s tiny Victorian Gothic-style museum is open to visitors from Memorial Day weekend and the second Monday of October and, for a small fee it is possible to climb up the tower to take a tour. The views of the island from 360 degrees are worth the climb.

Clay Head Preserve

The majority of Block Island’s 6200 acre area is conserved in its natural and beautiful state due to the wisdom and determination of three groups which include The Block Island. There are pristine spots to walk all over this island. However, among the most breathtaking places to enjoy a memorable hike is Nature Conservancy’s 150-acre Clay Head Preserve.

Block Island

Block Island was settled by 16 fishing and farming families in 1661. But over 200 years passed into the past before it was a tourist destination. Victorian-era hotels that were built at the turn of the 20th century still make the island have a retro appeal. It is not difficult to imagine that the isolation of the island has created an island of stories.

The most appropriate spot to find their stories is at Block Island Historical Society. Block Island Historical Society, which runs the museum and gallery which is open all day during summer months, on weekends during peak seasons, and in the off-season on a per-visit basis. Alongside displaying Island artefacts, every year, there is a special exhibit that examines the island’s past through a particular lens.

The Oar

Oar Oar has an institution to Block Island as Margaritaville is to Key West: It’s the island’s calming watering hole which is where the locals and tourists relax and enjoy alcohol, food, and a view of the water. The Oar’s speciality? Frozen Mudslides. The best seat on the property? on the deck looking at the Great Salt Pond. The Oar is open from mid-May to mid-October. The Oar does not accept reservations. However, if you are waiting for tables or a spot in the bar it’s possible to enjoy watching the boats go by or playing croquet on their lawn.

Great Salt Pond

For a full appreciation of Block Island’s natural wonders it is essential to be in the open water. Pond and Beyond Kayak offers small-group two-and-a-half hour ecotours through the Great Salt Pond that are suitable for paddlers who aren’t experienced. You’ll have the opportunity for questions to be asked and gain local information as well as spotting wildlife as well as oyster farms. If you’re a seasoned kayaker, it’s also possible to rent a kayak to explore by yourself.