Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is a Middletown, RI Oasis

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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is a Middletown, Rhode Island Oasis

A Serene Oasis in the Hustle and Bustle of Newport

grazing deerdeer at Sachuest


In the early mornings before sunrise,  Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is a Middletown, Rhode Island oasis. Situated on a Sakonnet River peninsula, the habitat is just awakening. Deer families can be seen playing in the meadows and nibbling their breakfast, unfazed by the visitors that start to visit as the day dawns.  In its saltmarsh and beach habitats, Sachuest harbors more than 200 bird species, including the snowy owl, northern harrier and the peregrine falcon.  Hikers, joggers, walkers and saltwater fishermen - Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is a Middletown, RI oasis, with 2.5 miles of rabbit-lined trails providing a serene escape from the many and varied activities of both Middletown and Newport. 


Later in the day, natural history exhibits are shown in the visitor center, with educational programs taking place in the days of summer.

Once a horse racing area, then a Naval communications site, I know some of Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge's long history.  Almost daily, I drive or bicycle past surfers' Second Beach to this Middletown oasis, just a 5-minute scenic coastal route by car from the activities of downtown Newport. The road to the refuge peels away any stress of the day.  With spring having passed, and summer now here in all its glory, it's time to enjoy Sachuest.  Each day, natural history exhibits are shown in its large visitor center, with educational programs taking place during summertime.  Surely, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is a Middletown, Rhode Island oasis!

Directions from Newport: Travel east through downtown Newport on route 138A. Pass Easton's Beach on your right (the BEST lobster rolls), with its working carousel. Bear right at the famous­ Atlantic Beach Club  (great Sunday Brunch and beach volleyball) onto Purgatory Road. Pass St George’s School on the left and, at Second Beach – the surfers’ beach - take a right onto Sachuest Point Drive. At the end, you will see the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge parking lot.  Parking is free, as is admission to the refuge.  Enjoy!

Looking to buy or sell a home on Aquidneck Island - in Newport, Middletown or Portsmouth?  Visit my website,

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Middletown, Rhode Island 02842 

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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge:

769 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, RI 02842

Phone: (401) 847-5511


Admission: FREE, with the refuge open from just after dawn to dusk











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Comments (4)

Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
Howdy and evening  Trish
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Jun 27, 2013 12:18 PM
Heidi Kelley
Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge - East Providence, RI
Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection


Great first blog!  You have described Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in such a descriptive way that anyone who hasn't been there would now want to visit. This is a very colorful and knowledgable local blog. Always remember to post your blogs to FB, and Google +, and any other social media sites. Keep up the great writing..I'm very proud of you, my friend.

Jun 28, 2013 12:34 AM
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