North Light Lighthouse
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North 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. The museum inside tells the history of the lighthouse (and its predecessors) and explains the role of the wildlife refuge. You will also learn about the tragic 1907 sinking of the steamer Larchmont, and numerous shipwrecks. Even if you don’t make the hike, the scenery is beautiful at the end of Corn Neck Road, where you can see the lighthouse from a distance. You’re sure to enjoy Sachem Pond, one of the most serene bodies of water imaginable (look for the swans and red-winged blackbirds). Settler’s Rock is also here. Restroom available. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 5 to Labor Day. Open some weekends in September.

• Corn Neck Road• Block Island, RI• 02807• Phone: 401-466-3213
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