Practically Perfect Hike: Sachuest Point

[ 3 ] May 26, 2010 |

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge has trails civilized enough for a stroller (with tires), broad rocks for climbing, water access, beautiful views…and bathrooms.

people on trailIt’s right down the road from Second Beach in Middletown, between the Sakonnet River and Rhode Island Sound, and has a few easy mile-plus loop-making trails to follow. But if your group’s like ours, there will not be much staying on the trail. Clambering down a steep bank leads right to irresistible giant rocks, perfect for climbing and collecting and banging together. You will even find those awesome rocks that write on other rocks.

Our group took a little rest on a raised wooden platform with a gorgeous water view. Water and Ritz crackers never tasted so fine. The modern, recently renovated visitor’s center was closed when we visited, but the very clean bathroom was accessible (hooray!) nonetheless. write rockWith its many comforts (easy, well-marked trails, bathrooms, ample free parking), this is an ideal destination for all ages. Plan to spend two hours or more, depending on your group’s endurance for walking and messing around with rocks.

The details:

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge
769 Sachuest Point Road
Middletown, Rhode Island 02842
(401) 847-5511

Category: activities: outdoor, kids, local ri area, nature places, preschool, tweens

Katy Killilea

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Katy Killilea lives in Barrington with her husband, their sons (2001 + 2003), and a dog named Grover. Katy loves reading, cooking, loud pants, the Beehive in Bristol, and learning everything she can about Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. She says more about that at Bigfoot Child Have Diabetes.

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  1. Elyse Major elyse says:

    sounds wonderful (and clean bathrooms are ALWAYS a plus)!

  2. calendar katy says:

    now i notice i mention the bathrooms three times in three small paragraphs… priorities!

  3. Meghan says:

    Sachueset is so nice. They do have clean bathrooms, a little gift shop and great ocean views. Just don’t forget the sunscreen.

    On a side note no dogs are allowed. Other then that great place to go.

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