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Abrams' Animal FarmAbrams' Animal Farm

A collection of exotic and domestic animals is maintained by Justin Abrams, owner of the 1661 Inn & Hotel Manisses.

North Light FibersNorth Light Fibers

A working yarn mill, retail store and fiber center. Tour the mill and see specialty yarns being made from exotics like alpaca, yak, camel, bamboo, silk and merino.

BI ConservancyBI Conservancy

The Block Island Conservancy was established in 1972 to “maintain habitat for birds and animals, to protect the view of hills rolling to the sea, to provide walking trails and quiet recreation to islanders and visitors.”

Historical Society MuseumHistorical Society Museum

Interesting exhibit of artifacts from the farming and fishing period to the rise of tourism in the Victorian era. Featured exhibit “Block Island Idyll: Memories of Manisses.”

Southeast LighthouseSoutheast Lighthouse

This grand redbrick beacon, a National Historic Landmark with gingerbread detail, nearly fell into the sea. The exterior of the lighthouse was recently renovated. Work continues inside, where there is a small museum.

North Light LighthouseNorth Light Lighthouse

This granite beauty at the northernmost tip of Block Island was built in 1867 and sits amidst the Block Island National Wildlife Refuge. The 3/4-mile beach hike from the parking lot is well worth the effort.

Island CemeteryIsland Cemetery

Block Island’s graveyard features interesting headstones dating back to the late 1600s and wonderful views to the east and north.

Historical Society MuseumHistorical Society Museum

A collection of Block Island artifacts from the farming and fishing period to the rise of tourism in the Victorian era.

Mohegan BluffsMohegan Bluffs

From the top of the 150-foot cliffs along Mohegan Trail you can see Montauk Point, at the tip of Long Island, NY. At Payne Overlook, a few hundred yards west of the Southeast Lighthouse, stairs with more than 150 steps descend to the beach below.

Rodman's HollowRodman's Hollow

This unique ravine is a fine example of what’s called a glacial outwash basin (a remnant from the last ice age).

Block Island Farmers' MarketBlock Island Farmers' Market

Local market on Wednesdays & Saturdays. Expect to find fresh produce, arts and crafts, and other island-made offerings.

Ballard's BeachBallard's Beach

Frequent live music at Ballard's restaurant is one draw for beachgoers. It is also an excellent setup for a deep-water swim. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer.

Fred Benson Town BeachFred Benson Town Beach

Fred Benson Town Beach is owned and operated by the town and staffed with lifeguards. Public restrooms, changing areas, hot showers ($2 per token). No admission fee.

West BeachWest Beach

West Beach presents a truly different experience. The beach here is lightly trafficked, has calm surf and offers perhaps the island’s best beach walk.

Vail BeachVail Beach

Vail Beach in summer can be either rocky or deep in fine sand, depending on changes wrought by winter storms.

Scotch BeachScotch Beach

Scotch Beach is at the center of the larger Crescent Beach, which comprises the island’s eastern beachfront stretching from town to Jerry’s Point.

Mansion BeachMansion Beach

BI's grandest beach. The island’s biggest home once sat here like a jewel high above the beach and nearby Jerry’s Point.

Kid BeachKid Beach

Well-sheltered beachfront at the south end of Crescent Beach. Here, kids can play in shallow waters, catch small crabs, find mussels, wrestle with seaweed, maybe even find a sand dollar.

Dorry's CoveDorry's Cove

Small and generally uncrowded black-sand beach, with nice sunset views of Long Island. The waters are usually calm and access is easy. Excellent beach for swimming and snorkeling, and for picnics!

Charlestown BeachCharlestown Beach

Ssandy, peaceful beach that is popular with fishermen. The beach is quite large, and the waters are tranquil.

Black Rock BeachBlack Rock Beach

Named after a large, dark rock hidden under 10 feet of water. While certainly not the best place for lying on the beach, sandy stretches can be found. Stunning scenery.

The Sacred LabyrinthThe Sacred Labyrinth

A labyrinth of small stones, with a beautiful view of the North Light and Sachem Pond. The labyrinth is a single winding path that leads to the center point and back out.

Settler's RockSettler's Rock

At the northern end of Block Island you’ll find this granite marker that lists the names of the island’s original English settlers.

Statue of RebeccaStatue of Rebecca

This iconic Block Island lady was put in place in 1896 by the local Women’s Christian Temperance Movement. B.I.’s “Rebecca” stands proudly at the intersection of four Old Harbor roads.