Nature on Block Island
Forged by glaciers some 10,000 years ago, Block Island’s unique geography makes it a busy crossroads for an array of spectacular wildlife. Beautiful, peaceful and fragile, the island is a delight for nature lovers and a sanctuary for numerous rare and endangered species. The Island’s natural splendor and magnificent wildlife makes it an ecologically important place to preserve.
Block Island Trail System
There are over 28 miles of walking trails on Block Island open to the public free of charge, providing everyone the opportunity to enjoy the island’s natural beauty, heritage, and wildlife. We hope you enjoy your walk into the past and that you will respect our natural areas so they will last into the future.
Please Respect the Trails - For Walkers Only
No bicycles, dirt bikes or motorized vehicles allowed on trails
No horses allowed on trails
Respect all signs marked private
Keep noise to a minimum
Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints
During hunting season (fall & winter) wear blaze orange