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Block Island Region

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Block Island Region

One of those uniquely natural and preserved places in the world, in fact, the Nature Conservancy referred to BI as one of the “12 Great Places in the Western World”. Explore Mohegan Bluffs and the Southeast Light for the most magnificent ocean views and perfectly sandy beaches you have ever seen. Old Harbor is the central part of town filled with both bohemian artisan shops, vintage hotels and inns beside refined upscale boutiques and galleries.
Located about 12 miles off the southern coast of Rhode Island it’s a short 1 hr. ferry ride from Newport or Pt. Judith.

Just take it all in, its one of those dreamy summer places childhood memories are made of.
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Activities &

attractions

Mohegan Bluffs & Southeast Lighthouse

The most dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean extending to Montauk on the tip of Long Island in all of Rhode Island.Southeast Lighthouse was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1997 as one of the most architecturally sophisticated lighthouses built in the United States in the 19th century.

Empire Theater & Rolling Rink

Constructed in 1882, the Empire Theatre building’s original purpose catered to the hobby of rolling-skating. Live performances came to the stage in the early 20th century then later to silent films. It was restored and reopened in 1993 as a movie theater and continues today.

Mansion Beach

Mansion Beach marks the north end of what’s known as Crescent Beach, it is a secluded beach known for its big waves, great for body surfing and beach combing.

Clay Head Preserve

A privately-owned 150 acre preserve protected by conservation easements, it is one of the best places to observe migratory songbirds in North America in the fall.

Old Harbor Historic District

Charming resort community in New Shoreham bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Main Street, there are 42 buildings listed on the National Historic Register.

Block Island Historical Society Museum, Gallery & Shop

A three-story building with red mansard roof originally the home and farm of Gideon Rose. The Museum has an extensive collection of significant artifacts related to Block Island’s history.

Local

Accomodations

Block Island Beach House

Previously the Surf House, it was built in 1873 and is now owned by Lark Hotels. The boutique hotel is the only hotel beachfront available on the island offering many uniquely curated amenities. It is also pet friendly.

1661 Inn

The 1661 Inn has several beautiful properties to choose from, to include inns, cottages and guest houses. Enjoy their exotic farm, apiary, exquisite gardens and orchards.

Spring House Hotel

Quintessential Block Island Charm defines the oldest hotel on the island with red mansard roof, cupola, wraparound veranda, Adirondack Chairs on the sweeping lawn overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Authentically

Rhode island foodie tours

The bounty of Rhode Island stems from its earliest days when Native Americans taught the early settlers how to farm and fish along its 420 miles of coastline. From clambakes to johnny cakes, our culinary traditions are literally pond to plate and farm to fork.

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