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Hike of the Day: Rhode Island's Block Island

Explore the unique glacial geology of Block Island and wander past Atlantic Ocean overlooks on this 3.5-mile amble through an idyllic nature preserve.



Just off the eastern tip of Long Island, a short ferry ride from Rhode Island proper, Block Island offers a great weekend escape for New Yorkers and New Englanders alike. Rodman's Hollow Nature Preserve (a short ride on a rental bike from the ferry landing), is an ideal way to explore the unique glacial geology of this small island.

See more map details, GPS turn-by-turn directions, and photos by Backpacker.com mapper Melissa Stolasz at backpacker.com/hikes/278848.


Kris Wagner, map editor

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Chuck McMellon
Feb 05, 2010

There are many other hikes on beautiful Block Island. Come in the Spring and the Fall for the best weather without the hoards of tourists.

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