A Bicycle Rider's Paradise on the Beauty Block Island RI

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A Bicycle Rider's Paradise on the Beauty Block Island RI

They have their cars to explore and I have my bike!

A quick few pointers before you travel off to Block Island that I learned the hard way

  • The only ferry that leaves from Long Island NY and directly connects to Block Island, RI is from Montauk NY.
  • You can either arrive as a "walk on" and park your car or you can bring your car, but check in advance what Ferry Ports allow which options.  Honestly, after exploring Block Island myself, it's just easier to ride your bike around the entire island or rent a moped.  The streets are narrow and crowded with hikers and bikers.
  • Do keep in mind though, these ferry's charge for everything! So check the prices ahead of time, if you are to bring your bike, surfboard, motorcycle..all will have a fee to get aboard.

Because I had to take a few extra step to arrive on Block Island I made landfall at Old Harbor.  This place was very active and yes very touristy.  Before you settle on getting a bit to eat, shop around. If you need to rent a bike, fishing gear, really anything, Old Harbor has it.

Once you gather yourself together, either you can create a set plan to explore or just go for it! In this case, Block Island is really not that big, so it may be worth just going for it but if you are on a time limit due to the Ferry schedule then creating a time adjusted exploring is strongly suggested.

As you travel around you will witness some true Rhode Island architecture, just so beautiful. Do keep in mind, If you are traveling by bike, I recommned you have strong Will Power because some of those hills are challenging. 

I think I'm going to nick name Block Island "Fit Island."

This is the SouthEast Light house on Block Island RI

I have to say, I have some love for Block Island RI and I only visited for 4 hours.  A couple of facts that I love about this Island is that 44% is a Natural Perserve...Long Island we could learn something from that! The water's of Block Island are crystal clear.

The name of this Island Before Mr.Block named it after himself was called "The Island Of Little Gods" by the Narragansett Native Americans.

The land, lush with greenery.

Before I cought the Ferry home I grabbed some grub, a cup of New England Clam Chowder and Fried Calamari,...yum!

Ferry List to reach Block Island

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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 

 

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Bruce Walter
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Laura, I like your way to tour Block Island!  What beautiful photos and what a great time of year to explore!  Wonderful post!

Sep 08, 2013 09:55 PM #1
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Geri Sonkin
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That looks like a fun day trip Laura.  Your photos are wonderful, as aways.

Sep 09, 2013 02:03 AM #2
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Jane Peters
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I don't bike, but if I did I couldn't think of a better place to do it than Block Island.  It looks beautiful.

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Looks like a great day and the food looks yummy too

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Laura

Looks like a fun trip to Block Island.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

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Laura ...How could you not want to do this ride ...Great post ...Have a great night!

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Thanks for taking us along and sharing the great photos. We have done many bike rides on Block Island, but not recently.

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