Crescent Beach, Block Island, R.I.
View of Old Harbor and Ballard's Inn & Restaurant, Block Island, R.I.
View of ocean at Crescent Beach, Block Island, R.I.

Block Island, Rhode Island

Block Island, also known as New Shoreham, is a 7 mile long, 3 mile wide island 12 miles off the coast of southeastern Rhode Island accessible by ferry. It is a natural beauty covered by miles of hiking trails that run along meadows, rocky cliffside paths and idyllic beaches with the Atlantic Ocean never far from view. Old Harbor is the main town with the majority of the retail shops, inns, hotels and restaurants. Most are seasonal, summer being the most popular time to visit. The shops are a diverse array of beachwear, apparel, gifts, jewelry, crafts, toys and books, many featuring Block Island themed creations. Locally made yarn, honey, pottery, art work, skin care products and jewelry are unique to the island. Two farmers' markets offer another chance to procure island made items. B&B's, inns and historic Victorian hotels transport you back to simpler times with a focus on relaxation and enjoying expansive water views. B.I. is great for day trips, weekend getaways and summer vacations.

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Shops
Block Island Blue Pottery - artist created, functional blue pottery, including oven, microwave & dishwasher safe bakeware & dinnerware; located in historic Dodge House on Dodge St., 401-466-2945 WEBSITE
Blvck Market - women's and men's clothing boutique; accessories; 17 Water St., 401-282-0848 WEBSITE
Block Island Trading Co. - assortment of Block Island gifts, accessories, home decor, jewelry; Shops at the National Hotel, 1 Water St., 401-859-1524 WEBSITE
Wild Flowers Boutique - women's boutique, accessories, jewelry; 41 Water St., 401-935-8794 WEBSITE
Star Department Store - general store; 1 Water St., 401-466-5541 WEBSITE
Mahoney's Clothiers - men's and women's clothing, Block Island themed hats, ties, t-shirts, polos, fleece, sweatshirts, 231 Water St., 401-466-8616
Rags - clothing shop; t-shirts, sweatshirs, accessories; 231 Water St., 401-466-7956
Chapel Sweets - assortment of Block Island gifts, accessories, home decor, jewelry; Shops at the National Hotel, 1 Water St., 401-859-1524 WEBSITE
Kai Kai Sandals - sound is on; high quality flip-flops; arched and non-arched bottoms; leather & suede materials; 231 Water St., 401-782-1110 WEBSITE
Jessie Edwards Studio - contemporary art gallery; many artists represented; paintings, prints, ceramics, objects in metal and wood; exhibitions; 30 Water St. #202; 401-466-5314 WEBSITE
Glass Onion - gifts, home decor, bath products, apparel, accessories; 241 Water St., 401-466-5161 WEBSITE
Photo Dog Gallery - paintings, photography, gifts, jewelry; located at The National Hotel; 189 Water St., 401-782-466-5858 WEBSITE
Cool to be Kind - women's clothing boutique, accessories, jewelry; 401-466-5400 WEBSITE
Block Island Sport Shop - outdoor equipment and apparel; skimboards, snorkel gear, sunglasses, kites; 224 Water St., 401-466-5001 WEBSITE
Malcolm Greenaway Gallery - photography; prints for sale; Block Island and more; Fountain Sq. and Water St., 401-466-5331 WEBSITE
Diamondblue Surf Shop - surf shop; surfboards, paddleboards, boogie and skim boards for sale or rent; apparel, accessories; Corn Neck Rd. and Dodge St., 401-466-3145 WEBSITE
Water Colors - shell art and gifts; shell and nautical wedding themed decor and favors; nautical gifts, Baabaazuzu hats; 60 Dodge St., 401-466-2538 WEBSITE
The Wave - brand name casual apparel; hats, accessories; 53 Water St., 401-466-8822 WEBSITE
Wags and Giggles - shop with products for babies & pets; also, souvenirs; 130 Weldon's Way, 401-466-8555 WEBSITE
Emerald Isle Traders - Irish imports, including gifts, apparel, jewelry; 232 Water St., 401-466-5069 WEBSITE
Peppered Cat - assortment of Block Island gifts, accessories, home decor, jewelry; Shops at the National Hotel, 226 Water St., 401-466-5644 WEBSITE
B-Eyes Sunglass Shop - sunglasses, eyeglasses; eyewear accessories; 227 Water St., 401-466-8676 WEBSITE
Bonnie & Clyde - colorful summer apparel, including dresses; brand names; accessories; 53 Water St., 401-466-8895 WEBSITE
Building Blocks - construction toys, beach toys, kits, puzzles, games, 232 Water St., 401-466-8697 WEBSITE
Book Nook - book store; 4 Water St., 401-466-2993 WEBSITE
Island Bound Bookstore - full service bookstore; children's room, art supplies, book signings; next to post office, Water St., 401-466-8878 WEBSITE
Mad Hatter - men's, women's & children's hats; also, t-shirts & sweatshirts; 41 Water St., 401-466-5264WEBSITE
Jennifer's Jewelry - fine jewelry, including locally designed Block Island pieces; gold & silver, located at Harborside Inn, 213 Water St., 401-466-7944 WEBSITE
Golddiggers - gemstones and precious metals, Block Island themed pieces; 90 Chapel St., 401-466-2611 WEBSITE
Island Mist - locally made natural skin care products, bug spray, bath products, 90 Chapel St., 401-466-5563WEBSITE
Lazy Fish - unique items, gifts, clothing, home decor, artwork; 235 Dodge St., 401-782-1110WEBSITE
Salty Dog - clothing and outdoor gear; t-shirts in adult and children's sizes; accessories, 226 Water St., 401-466-5254 WEBSITE
Marye-Kelley Decoupage - myriad of handmade decoupage items; many personalized products, including cards, frames; 233 Dodge St., 401-466-8833 WEBSITE
Full Moon Tide - also, Strings & Things, and islanddog; combination of shops; apparel, dresses, gifts, t-shirts, jewelry, pet products, 459 Chapel St., 401-466-5666 WEBSITE
North Light Fibers - yarn mill, farm and store; high quality unique yarns, hand-made clothing, and home decor items; retreats, classes; online store also, 129 Spring St., 401-466-2050 WEBSITE
Red Right Return - collection of antiques and vintage finds: accessories, home decor, toys, kitchen items; Dodge St., 401-466-5839 WEBSITE
Beachcomber - casual clothing, swimwear, beach accessories; 64 Dodge St., 401-466-2777 WEBSITE
Spring Street Gallery - art gallery representing work by many local artists; exhibits, events; 105 Spring St., 401-466-5374 WEBSITE

Block Duck - Block Island themed clothing line; duck shape of Block Island is put on clothing, accessories, home items; online store., 860-977-8510WEBSITE
Littlefield Bee Farm - local bee farm producing honey, candle & honey mustard products available seasonally at the farmers' markets, or in winter at Spring Street Gallery, online store also, 401-466-5364 WEBSITE
Stuart Littlefield Fish Art - Block Island artist creating maritime and fish themed metal sculpture art work; paintings, photography; available in galleries and online; WEBSITE
Block Island Shopping - blockislandinfo.com; listing of shops plus more island information WEBSITE

General
Block Island Chamber of Commerce - general visitor info, calendar, Taste of RI weeks info (discounts at many shops, local businesses) WEBSITE
Block Island Tourism Council - visitor news and resources, plus info on boating, mooring, docking, anchorage 401-466-5286 WEBSITE
Town Website - www.new-shoreham.com news, photos, maps WEBSITE
Family Vacation Planning - www.block-island-family-vacation.com travel tips, planning, things to do, lodging, beach info WEBSITE
Block Island Guide - www.blockislandguide.com magazine and online site with traveller info WEBSITE
Block Island Ferry - ferry service from Pt. Judith, R.I.; seasonal fast and year round slow ferries; plus summer trips from Newport; 1-866-783-7996 WEBSITE
Block Island Express - seasonal fast ferry from New London, Ct. to Block Island; seasonal connection on Cross Sound Ferry from Orient Pt., L.I. to New London, Ct. 860-444-4624 WEBSITE
Cross Sound Ferry - ferry service from Orient Point, L.I. to New London, Ct., seasonal connections by B.I. Express to Block Island; 860-443-5281 WEBSITE
Viking Fleet - seasonal fast ferry from Montalk, L.I. to Block Island, fishing vessels 631-668-5700 WEBSITE
Block Island Boat Basin - seasonal marina on Great Salt Pond, Block Island; info on moorings, dockage, marina services, general info 401-466-2631 WEBSITE
Rhode Island Travel Guide - www.quahog.org guide to Rhode Island culture, including architecture, food, customs, trivia WEBSITE
Rhode Island Tourism Site - www.visitrhodeisland.com State of R.I. tourism site with visitor information WEBSITE
New England Info - VisitNewEngland.com 's R.I. site: www.visitri.com/blockisland general visitor info WEBSITE

Restaurants
Ballard's Beach Club, Restaurant & Bar - seafood restaurant (lunch, dinner, drinks), ocean views, family friendly, in town, live music schedule in summer, 42 Water St., 401-466-2231 WEBSITE
Aldo's Restaurant & Pizzeria - seasonal, Italian restaurant, pizzeria; pasta, seafood; also, subs, sandwiches, gluten free pasta and pizza; also, take-out; 130 Chapel St., 401-466-5871 WEBSITE
Juice 'n Java - seasonal coffee house; fruit smoothies, frozen drinks, sandwiches, baked goods; 235 Dodge St., 401-466-5220 WEBSITE
Kimberly's - seafood, steak, chicken dinner entrees; lunch on weekends; check hours; 238 Ocean Ave., 401-466-8600 WEBSITE
Rebecca's Dockside - seasonal seafood restaurant; also, take-out; located at Payne's Dock, Water St., 401-466-5572 WEBSITE
Payne's Donuts - seasonal donut window and outdoor deck; located at Payne's Dock in New Harbor; Ocean Avenue & W. Side Rd., WEBSITE
Winfield's Restaurant - seasonal elegant dining; seafood, steak, chicken; Corn Neck Rd., 401-466-5856WEBSITE
The Oar - seasonal restaurant w/views of New Harbor; seafood, burgers, sushi, lobster roll, clam chowder; 221 Jobs Hill Rd., 401-466-8820 WEBSITE
Aldo's Bakery - gelato, ice cream, frozen yogurt, pastries, weekend brkfst. buffet, 130 Weldon's Way, 401-466-2198 WEBSITE
Terapin Taco - seasonal Mexican restaurant; located at Old Harbor, vegetarian options; some indoor seating; outdoor picnic tables; BYOB, cash only, also take-out, check hours; 30 Water St., 401-466-2435 WEBSITE
Mohegan Cafe & Brewery - seafood and steak dishes; sandwiches and burgers; lunch, dinner; located in Old Harbor; 213 Water St., 401-466-5911 WEBSITE
Poor People's Pub - burgers, sandwiches, pizza; lunch, dinner, kids menu; 33 Ocean Ave., 401-466-8535 WEBSITE
Channel Marker Bar & Grille - closed; seafood, shellfish, chicken, burgers, sandwiches, salads; lunch, dinner; family friendly; 596 Corn Neck Rd.
Dead Eye Dick's - seasonal restaurant in New Harbor; lunch, dinner, drinks, raw bar; inside or outdoor deck dining; 218 Ocean Ave., 401-466-2654 WEBSITE
Eli's Restaurant - cozy dinner restaurant with Asian themed unique entrees; vegetarian choices also; 456 Chapel St., 401-466-5230 WEBSITE
Froozies Juice Bar & Cafe - all natural fruit smoothies, breakfast sandwiches & wraps, vegetarian meals & burgers; 26 Dodge St., 401-466-2230 WEBSITE
Bethany's Airport Diner - breakfast & lunch with airport view; chili, chowder, burgers; off Center Rd. at Block Island State Airport, 401-466-3100 WEBSITE
Finn's Restaurant Fish Market & Fish Market - seafood, chowder, lobster restaurant; also, take-out; family friendly; eat indoors or on outdoor deck; Old Harbor; 212 Water St., 401-466-2473 WEBSITE
Tap & Grille - seafood restaurant at National Hotel, serving brkfst.,lunch,dinner; Old Harbor views; wkend. entertainment; 36 Water St., 401-466-2901 WEBSITE
Beachhead - seasonal seafood restaurant with Crescent Beach and ocean view, kids menu, 596 Corn Neck Rd., 401-466-2249

Block Island Dining Guide - descriptions and reviews of restaurants on Block Island WEBSITE
Bibbs - all natural sparkling juice beverages originating on Block IslandWEBSITE

Where to Stay
Inn at Old Harbor - seasonal large Victorian inn w/harbor and town views, some rooms w/balconies; cont. brkfst., 231 Water St., 914-707-3367WEBSITE
The National Hotel - large seasonal, historic Victorian hotel in town, large porch, harbor views; Tap and Grille restaurant, Water St., 401-466-2901WEBSITE
Spring House - seasonal historic Victorian hotel with expansive ocean views from porch & lawn; also, townhouses, suites, additional properties, house rentals; restaurant & cafe on site; 52 Spring St., 401-466-5844WEBSITE
Sullivan House - seasonal historic inn w/ New Harbor views; wood interior; several house rentals; wedding venue; Corn Neck Rd., 401-466-5020 WEBSITE
Atlantic Inn - seasonal Victorian inn, 21 guest rooms, 1 cottage suite, Restaurant 1879 on site (dinner, tapas, vegetarian); cont. brkfst., large porch w/ ocean and Old Harbor views; High St., 401-466-5883 WEBSITE
Surf Hotel - seasonal older Victorian hotel w/ 34 shared bath rooms; some adjoining rooms, Crescent Beach & harbor view; close to Old Harbor ferry, on site restaurant, 32 Dodge St., 401-466-2241 WEBSITE
Hotel Manisses - newly renovated in-town boutique hotel; 251 Spring St., 401-466-9898 WEBSITE
1661 Inn - historic inn, plus additional properties; open year round; some w/ ocean views, whirlpool tubs, decks, Victorian style; 5 Spring St., 401-466-2421 WEBSITE
Old Town Inn - B&B near airport, hot buffet breakfast, Old Town Rd., 401-466-5958 WEBSITE
Inn at Block Island - seasonal small inn plus cottage (sleeps 4), short walk from town, continental brkfst., snacks, porch; Old Town Rd., 401-466-5524 WEBSITE
Barrington Inn - seasonal B&B with 6 guest rooms & 2 apartments; 1800's Victorian overlooking New Harbor; 1 mile to Old Harbor; some units w/deck or ocean view; corner of Ocean Ave. & Beach Ave., 401-466-5524 WEBSITE
Ballard's Inn - seasonal, beach side inn & restaurant (lunch, dinner, drinks), in town, live music schedule in summer, 42 Water St., 401-466-2231 WEBSITE
Payne's Harbor View Inn - seasonal renovated family owned inn; sunset views of Great Salt Pond, located at corner of Beach Ave. & Ocean Ave., some rooms w/ whirlpool tub; cont. brkfst., 401-466-5758 WEBSITE
Blue Dory Inn - Victorian style B&B; walk to town & Crescent Beach, pet-friendly, full breakfast buffet, 61 Dodge St., 401-466-2254 WEBSITE
Avonlea - romantic beach house B&B w/porch; short walk to beach, full buffet brkfst., ocean beach views, a/c, WiFi, 597 Corn Neck Rd., 401-466-5891 WEBSITE
Block Island House and Cottage Rentals - family & pet friendly cottage rentals near Blue Dory Inn, brkfst. buffet, WiFi, a/c; part of Victorian Inns by the Sea, 401-466-5891 WEBSITE
Sheffield House Bed & Breakfast - seasonal; short walk to town & ferry; non-smoking, most rooms have private bath; cont. brkfst., 351 High St., 844-847-4824 WEBSITE
Gothic Inn - seasonal nine room inn, plus suite and 2 apartments; some rooms have shared bath; cont. brkfst., family friendly, short walk to beach & town; 440 Dodge St., 401-466-2918 WEBSITE
Island Home Bed & Breakfast Inn - closed Victorian farmhouse style inn w/porch & garden; located between Old and New Harbors, and beach; full brkfst., some rooms w/ocean view, deck; 585 Beach Ave.
Champlins Marina, Hotel & Resort - resort and full service marina; outdoor pool, restaurant, boat & kayak rentals, tennis, playground, theater, 80 W. Side Rd., 401-466-7777 WEBSITE
Darius Inn - 6 rooms up, 5 pet-friendly suites on 1st level; hot brkfst., walk to ferry & beach, 62 Dodge St., 401-465-6357 WEBSITE
Rose Farm Inn - seasonal, 1005 High St., 401-466-2034 WEBSITE
Sea Breeze Bed & Breakfast - private and shared bath rooms, seasonal but some rooms available in April; 71 Spring St., 401-466-2275 WEBSITE
Hygeia House - last season (2015) for this B&B, some shared bath rooms, 582 Beach Ave., 401-466-9616 WEBSITE
Gables Inn - seasonal, light continental brkfst., 54 Dodge St., 401-466-2213 WEBSITE
Harborside Inn - seasonal in town, busy location, 213 Water St., 401-466-5504 WEBSITE
The Narragansett Inn - seasonal, historic older property, on-site restaurant, pond views, Ocean Ave., 401-466-2626 WEBSITE

Block Island Reservations - blockislandreservations.com ; hotels, inns, rental units, apartments; 1-800-825-6254 WEBSITE
Block Island Bed and Breakfast - www.blockislandbedandbreakfast.com ; collection of B&B's, rental homes, cottages, apartments on Block Island, 401-466-2912 WEBSITE
Victorian Inns By the Sea - www.blockislandinns.com ; collection of house and cottage rentals, plus Blue Dory Inn and Avonlea Beach House B&B, 401-466-5891 WEBSITE

Events, Activities, Attractions
Empire Theatre - historic movie theater downtown; performances also; 17 Water St., 401-466-2555 WEBSITE
Fred Benson Town Beach - family friendly beach w/ facilities, concession stand, lifeguards, chair & umbrella rentals in summer; one mile from ferry landing in Old Harbor, 7 Corn Neck Rd., 401-466-7717 WEBSITE
Crescent Beach - 2 1/2 mile stretch of beach near town ferry landing; includes Fred Benson Town Beach, Baby, Scotch and Mansion BeachesWEBSITE
Baby Beach - shallow water beach, beginning at the Surf Hotel and extending northward; this is a section of larger Crescent Beach
Scotch Beach - beach w/volleyball net, waves good for boogie boarding & body surfing, located north of Fred Benson Town Beach
Mansion Beach - just north of Scotch Beach, this beach also is good for boogie boarding and body surfing
Ballard's Beach - summer lifeguards, volleyball, located next to Ballard's restaurant; beachside dining; close to town ferry landing WEBSITE
Mohegan Bluffs - long steep wooden stairway from 150 feet high bluffs leads to rocky rough ocean beach, clay mud, expansive vistas, rugged cliffs; 25 min. walk from town WEBSITE
Ocean View Pavilion - oceanview setting located downtown, also featuring environmental programs, nature walks; WEBSITE
Farmers Market - held Wednesday (Manisses parking lot) and Saturday (Negus Park on Ocean Ave.), late June - Mid Oct. WEBSITE
Mosquito Beach - views, New Harbor; across from Scotch Beach; also known as Dinghy Beach WEBSITE
Charlestown Beach - fishing beach, views of boats entering New Harbor
Rodmans Hollow Nature Preserve - walking trails, ocean views, part of Greenway Trail System WEBSITE
Hodge Family Wildlife Preserve - walking trails through fields to Middle Pond, bird watching WEBSITE
Block Island Conservancy - education center, information about trails, endangered species, land protection; 234 Weldon's Way, 401-466-3111 WEBSITE
Nature Conservancy - trail maps, information, nature walks info, 352 High St., 401-466-2129 WEBSITE
Andy's Way - pond beach at Great Salt Pond; bird watching; clamming programs by Block Island Conservancy & Nature Conservancy
Block Island Historical Society Museum - seasonal museum located downtown; gift shop; 18 Old Town Rd., 401-466-2481 WEBSITE
Southeast Lighthouse - lighthouse open during summer season; small museum and gift shop; fee for tour; call to check schedule WEBSITE
North Lighthouse - open seasonally, small museum, gift shop, small admission fee, call to check schedule WEBSITE
Block Island Maritime Institute - educational programs, harbor tours, sunset cruises on Great Salt Pond, 216 Ocean Ave., 401-284-8338 WEBSITE
Clay Head Nature Trail - hiking trails to beach or bluffs, passing Clay Head Swamp; ocean views; part of Greenway Trail System WEBSITE
Abrams' Animal Farm - Justin's Farm & Garden near the Hotel Manisses; free petting zoo/farm with variety of animals WEBSITE
Block Island Fishworks - charter boats, bait & tackle, located at New Harbor, 40 Ocean Ave., 401-742-3992 WEBSITE
Block Island Yoga - year-round yoga classes; also, retreats; seasonal location at St. Andrew's Parish Center, 22 Spring St., 401-465-8525 WEBSITE
Block Island Club - seasonal club offering lessons in sailing, tennis, boating, swimming; arts & crafts; weekly or summer memberships; kayaks, sailboats; Corn Neck Rd., WEBSITE

Glass Float Project - treasure hunt for artist, Eben Horton's glass spheres, hidden on Block Island; this year's hunt begins late May, 2015 WEBSITE
Blues on the Block - free blues concerts at 6 p.m. on Fred Benson Town Beach on select days in July and August; bring chairs WEBSITE
Block Island Poetry Project Celebration - workshops, poetry boxes walk, April 16-19, 2015 WEBSITE
Taste of Block Island Weekends - weekend of activities, events and discounts at local establishments, including shops, restaurants, accommodations and activities, May 29-31, 2015 and Sep. 25-27, 2015 WEBSITE
Block Island Music Festival - June 9-14, 2015 WEBSITE
Block Island Race Week - sailing races; June 21-26, 2015 WEBSITE
Annual Block Island Wedding Show - show connecting couples planning a wedding to local businesses on Block Island, July 12, 2015 WEBSITE
Greenway Trail System - hiking trails around Block IslandWEBSITE
Conserfest - music and art festival promoting environmental awareness and action; town beach and other locations, Aug. 2, 2015 WEBSITE
Holiday Shopping Stroll - special shopping hours and events on Thanksgiving weekend; WEBSITE
Polar Bear Plunge - annual New Year's Day event dip into the cold waters at Fred Benson Town Beach WEBSITE

Kids
Empire Theatre - historic movie theater downtown; performances also; 17 Water St., 401-466-2555 WEBSITE
Fred Benson Town Beach - family friendly beach w/ facilities, concession stand, lifeguards, chair & umbrella rentals in summer; one mile from ferry landing in Old Harbor, 7 Corn Neck Rd., 401-466-7717 WEBSITE
Crescent Beach - 2 1/2 mile stretch of beach near town ferry landing; includes Fred Benson Town Beach, Baby, Scotch and Mansion BeachesWEBSITE
Baby Beach - shallow water beach, beginning at the Surf Hotel and extending northward; this is a section of larger Crescent Beach
Scotch Beach - beach w/volleyball net, waves good for boogie boarding & body surfing, located north of Fred Benson Town Beach
Mansion Beach - just north of Scotch Beach, this beach also is good for boogie boarding and body surfing
Ballard's Beach - summer lifeguards, volleyball, located next to Ballard's restaurant; beachside dining; close to town ferry landing WEBSITE
Mohegan Bluffs - long steep wooden stairway from 150 feet high bluffs leads to rocky rough ocean beach, clay mud, expansive vistas, rugged cliffs; 25 min. walk from town WEBSITE
Ocean View Pavilion - oceanview setting located downtown, also featuring environmental programs, nature walks; WEBSITE
Farmers Market - held Wednesday (Manisses parking lot) and Saturday (Negus Park on Ocean Ave.), late June - Mid Oct. WEBSITE
Mosquito Beach - views, New Harbor; across from Scotch Beach; also known as Dinghy Beach WEBSITE
Charlestown Beach - fishing beach, views of boats entering New Harbor
Rodmans Hollow Nature Preserve - walking trails, ocean views, part of Greenway Trail System WEBSITE
Hodge Family Wildlife Preserve - walking trails through fields to Middle Pond, bird watching WEBSITE
Block Island Conservancy - education center, information about trails, endangered species, land protection; 234 Weldon's Way, 401-466-3111 WEBSITE
Nature Conservancy - trail maps, information, nature walks info, 352 High St., 401-466-2129 WEBSITE
Andy's Way - pond beach at Great Salt Pond; bird watching; clamming programs by Block Island Conservancy & Nature Conservancy
Block Island Historical Society Museum - seasonal museum located downtown; gift shop; 18 Old Town Rd., 401-466-2481 WEBSITE
Southeast Lighthouse - lighthouse open during summer season; small museum and gift shop; fee for tour; call to check schedule WEBSITE
North Lighthouse - open seasonally, small museum, gift shop, small admission fee, call to check schedule WEBSITE
Block Island Maritime Institute - educational programs, harbor tours, sunset cruises on Great Salt Pond, 216 Ocean Ave., 401-284-8338 WEBSITE
Clay Head Nature Trail - hiking trails to beach or bluffs, passing Clay Head Swamp; ocean views; part of Greenway Trail System WEBSITE
Abrams' Animal Farm - Justin's Farm & Garden near the Hotel Manisses; free petting zoo/farm with variety of animals WEBSITE
Block Island Fishworks - charter boats, bait & tackle, located at New Harbor, 40 Ocean Ave., 401-742-3992 WEBSITE
Block Island Club - seasonal club offering lessons in sailing, tennis, boating, swimming; arts & crafts; weekly or summer memberships; kayaks, sailboats; Corn Neck Rd., WEBSITE

Glass Float Project - treasure hunt for artist, Eben Horton's glass spheres, hidden on Block Island; this year's hunt begins late May, 2015 WEBSITE
Blues on the Block - free blues concerts at 6 p.m. on Fred Benson Town Beach on select days in July and August; bring chairs WEBSITE
Block Island Poetry Project Celebration - workshops, poetry boxes walk, April 16-19, 2015 WEBSITE
Taste of Block Island Weekends - weekend of activities, events and discounts at local establishments, including shops, restaurants, accommodations and activities, May 29-31, 2015 and Sep. 25-27, 2015 WEBSITE
Block Island Music Festival - June 9-14, 2015 WEBSITE
Block Island Race Week - sailing races; June 21-26, 2015 WEBSITE
Greenway Trail System - hiking trails around Block IslandWEBSITE
Conserfest - music and art festival promoting environmental awareness and action; town beach and other locations, Aug. 2, 2015 WEBSITE
Holiday Shopping Stroll - special shopping hours and events on Thanksgiving weekend; WEBSITE
Polar Bear Plunge - annual New Year's Day event dip into the cold waters at Fred Benson Town Beach WEBSITE