Block Island, nestled in the Atlantic 12 miles away from coastal Rhode Island, is a beautiful place to visit and a must-see! Wondering why this island is so great to visit? Here are 10 out of the many reasons why you should visit Block Island:
1) The Nature Conservatory calls it “One of the 12 last great places in the Western Hemisphere”. With beautiful beaches, miles of sand dunes, bluffs, and salt ponds, Block Island is home to over 40 species of wildlife classified as rare or endangered.
2) 28 miles of Greenway trails. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or just wanted to explore for the day, Block Island’s trails will take you all over the island with tons of scenic views.
3) The North Lighthouse. Although the South Lighthouse is more popular, many people find the North Lighthouse to be one of the most beautiful places on the island.
4) Kayaking. Kayak rentals and tours are some of the top attractions on the island!
5) Dining. Block Island is home to many restaurants from casual dining to fine dining and everything in between. Fresh seafood, sunshine, and water views will make you never want to leave.
6) 17 miles of beaches. Although the weather is getting colder, nothing is better than a book, some sunshine, and an ocean breeze before the winter comes. Block Island has miles of beaches. The 2.5 mile Crescent Beach is the most popular.
7) Mopeds. 7 miles long and 3 miles thick, Block Island is great for exploring, especially by bike or moped!
8) Shopping. Block Island has tons of shops to look in to, most of which are located on or near Water Street in Old Harbor.
9) Nightlife. This one may come as a surprise, but Block Island has great nightlife. With live music, good drinks, and fun restaurants, it’ll have you up late.
10) B&B’s. The quaint part about Block Island is that you won’t find chain hotels here. Old-town charm and comfortable century-old inns with wrap-around verandas are part of the perks of staying over on Block Island.
I am originally from Albany, New York but I attend Roger Williams University and plan to graduate May 2015. My major is Media Communications with a minor in Graphic Design. I also studied at National University of Ireland, Galway in the spring of 2014 where I declared a second minor in International Studies.