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Find great and fun things to do in Block Island

Bring your car, bike or walking shoes to this spectacular island getaway. Guided bike cruises take you on rural roads that open to breathtaking vistas. Beginner and experienced surfers will find instructors and rolling waves. Enjoy quiet walks and hikes on a large trail system through varying terrain. Stop by the Southeast Lighthouse, perched atop Mohegan Bluffs. The Abrams Animal Farm offers exotic animals like camels, llamas, fainting goats and emus. Atop the bluffs are coastal grasslands, habitat for birds of prey and migrating bird species. Rest your limbs in the evening at a luscious resort.
Diamond Blue on Block Island, RI
Surf’s Up in Block Island

From beginner level to experienced, you can find the perfect surf lesson for you at Diamond Blue Surf Shop at 442 Dodge Street in Block Island. You do not need to go all the way to Hawaii to learn how to ride the waves, the deep blue sea is ready to receive you in your own backyard. Experienced instructors give lessons in the basics and beyond, from technique to etiquette. Rentals are available too. May through October.
block island ghost tours
Ghosts Have Made a Mark on This Wind-Swept Island

Block Island Ghost Tours are run by local people who cherish and want to describe the spooky history of this wind-swept island. Two tours are available: the Old Harbor Walking Tour touches on ghost ships, man hunts, Native American massacres, and dire The easy one-mile tour takes on hour. The Spirits with Spirits tour is a haunted pub crawl lightened with liquid libations. Includes the Harborside Inn and Club Soda, located in the basement of the the second oldest hotel on Block Island. Leave your car at home; you’ll get a complimentary taxi ride back home. Ferry information. Tours offered May through Halloween and by appointment in the off season.
Block Island Art Trail
Block Island Art Trail Map

Block Island is a beautiful and fairly undeveloped island retreat by ferr off the coast of southern Rhode Island. Its pleasures are many: lighthouses, beaches, shopping, walking in many nature preserves. Here’s something else: take yourself on an exploration of island galleries with this Art Trail Map. The map includes sites of farmers markets, so if you plan your adventure on market day, you can nibble your way from shore to shore.
block island trading co
Take a Piece of the Island Home

Like many other watery places in New England, Block Island, an easy ferry ride off the shore of Rhode Island, digs deep into people’s hearts. It is a unique place, mostly undeveloped, and blessed with a stairway down a glorious bluff and lighthouses and great places to drink and dine. Block Island Trading Company at 1 Water Street (where else?) offers a big array of fun Block Island-infused gifts to take back to your own home or to pass around to other like-minded friends. 401-859-1524. Photo by Jon MacKenzie with permission.
rogue wave painting at block island gallery
Galleries Are Full of Surprises on BI

Block Island is all about restful pleasure and what is better for that than a stroll through one-of-a-kind art galleries? Among our favorites is Jessie Edwards Studio on Water Street, presenting contemporary American paintings, works on paper, wood turnings, and fine ceramics (open May through December, and always by appointment in the winter). Find a ferry to make the trip over. [Painting shown here is by Rhode Island artist Susan Klas Wright]
Sacred Labyrinth on Block Island, RI
Sacred Labyrinth on Block Island

Off Corn Neck Road on Block Island is a labyrinth of paths lined by stones, with a beautiful view of the North Light and Sachem Pond. The labyrinth, unlike a maze, is a single winding path that leads to the center point and back out. Walking the labyrinth is a universal ritual that has survived unchanged for thousands of years. People report that labyrinths can heal body and soul. It's on the west side of the road, just a little bit south of Sachem Pond. Look for wooden steps over the stone wall.
Southeast Lighthouse,on Block Island
Light Atop the Bluffs

Please don't miss this Block Island icon. That is, Southeast Lighthouse, perched atop the Mohegan Bluffs, which rise abruptly to a height of about 200 feet above the sea and stretch for nearly three miles along the southern shore. The lighthouse was moved from the edge of the bluffs in 1993 as natural forces eroded the bluffs closer to the structure. You can go into the lighthouse in July and August. A short distance west of the lighthouse along the Mohegan Trail is the top of a chain of stairs built into the side of the bluff, leading to the beach far below. If you are fit to climb lots of stairs and are looking for a fun thing to do outdoors, the hike to the beach is fantastic. Phone: 401-466-5009
Yellow Kittens Tavern on Block Island
Make Yourself at Home at Yellow Kittens Tavern

When people go on vacation and say they really want to mix with the local folk, the Yellow Kittens Tavern – in this case on Block Island – is the very place they are talking about. Yellow Kittens has been a watering hole on Corn Neck Road since 1876. Obviously, it is doing something right. Clme for the drinks, dancing, chat, people-watching and general, all-around feel-good summer vibe. From 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Yellow Kittens serves tasty Mexican food and legendary frozen margaritas! on the outside deck. Later in the evenings, the live music kicks in and the dance floor gets crowded. Don’t miss it!
Maze and Clayhead Preserve off Corn Neck Road - Block Island, RI
A Quiet and Beautiful Walk on Block Island

Maze and Clayhead Preserve off Corn Neck Road on Block Island is secluded spot to take in the peace and quiet of nature on the island. The preserve is 190 acres of walks and rambles where you can see some of the most spectacular scenery on the island. Within the preserve is a sandy beach that’s off the beaten path enough to be almost deserted. You can walk along picturesque bluffs or wander a series of interconnected, unmarked paths. During the fall, the maze is one of the best spots on the continent to see migratory songbirds. To reach the trail, look for a post marker on the right side of Corn Neck Road, about 3 miles from town and across from a big yellow farm house. Turn right down the dirt road and go straight for one-third of a mile until you reach a parking area.