Take A Hike to Block Island

New London Ferry Dock
2 Ferry St. New London, CT 06320
Adult Round-Trip (Same Day) $45.00

When we get to Block Island we'll take a taxi to the North Light- about $3-$4 per person.

Carpool: we will leave  at 9:45 A.M. from I 95 exit 18 (Sherwood Island) commuter parking lot .  Once off exit, head away from Sherwood Island ; lot is on right).  People are expected to "self-assemble" and leave the carpool site to arrive on time.

 

Ferry:

Leave New London 11:50

Arrive Block Island 1:05

Leave Block Island 8:10
Arrive New London 9:25

On 95 South - Take exit 84 South for New London Waterfront District. Continue on Eugene O'Neill Drive and at second light, turn left onto Gov. Winthrop Blvd. Go straight over RR tracks and bear right to the ferry entrance.

On 95 North - Take exit 83 for New London Waterfront District. Continue straight off of exit ramp and onto Huntington St. At third light, turn left onto Gov. Winthrop Blvd. Go straight over RR tracks and bear right to the ferry entrance.

On 395 South - Take exit 78 to Rte. 32. After the Coast Guard Academy continue onto Eugene O'Neill Drive and turn left at second light onto Gov. Winthrop Blvd. Go straight over RR tracks and bear right to the ferry entrance.

From Hartford - Take Rte. 91 South to Rte. 9 South to 95 North (see 95 North above).

Alternate Route from Hartford - Rt. 2 East to Rt. 11 South to Exit 4. Left onto Rt. 82, right onto Rt. 85 to Rt. 95 North (see 95 North above).

Clayhead Nature Trail
This scenic nature trail winds through shrubs, fields, and wetlands to the Clayhead Bluffs along Block Island's northeast shore. This trail and the maze of trails leading off from it provide wonderful walking and bird watching with views of farms, ponds, and the coast.

There will be some time for swimming and a dinner before we return to the main land.

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  • Elsie

    This was the high point of the summer. Thank you Dennis.

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Ivy

    It was great to meet everyone and share such a beautiful place. Thank you.

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • andrea

    Dennis -
    Want to be sure u know I will meet everyone at New London Ferry and not at Sherwood Isle parking lot.

    Thanks
    Andrea Anthony[masked] m

    August 7, 2013

  • Susan

    Hi, would it be Ok to have two beginners on this hike, who may need to take several breaks? We would catch up down the trail, or at dinner, no need to wait. Thanks.

    August 6, 2013

  • andrea

    OH!! Here it is! (Forget my message about not seeing this hike.)
    But I would like to know how far and what is the terrain of the hike? I may bring my bike??? OR I may bail out part way and go to beach early?? Would these options work? Would I be able to find the group later?

    Andrea Anthony

    August 5, 2013

    • Dennis C.

      Hi Andrea, the hike would be about 2 hrs on mostly level terrain. You can bring your bike and go to beach early, I don't know how you would take the bike in taxi. I know some people are just going to beach, not hiking. You should be able to find us.

      August 6, 2013

  • andrea

    How far is the hike? What is the terrain?

    August 5, 2013

  • Diane

    Can't wait!

    August 4, 2013

  • Elsie

    If I back out due to weather reports will I get notified when it is rescheduled.

    August 3, 2013

    • Dennis C.

      The weather looks good for Aug 7, but we will lets you know.

      August 4, 2013

  • Bill K.

    I really wish I could do this... Just too long of a day in the middle of the week.

    July 24, 2013

  • Maria de la A.

    My 16 year old son will come with me

    July 16, 2013

    • Maria de la A.

      Dennis that's awesome so my son can meet them.

      July 19, 2013

    • Maria de la A.

      My busy work schedule drives me nuts so I totally forgot my son still in vacation in Spain but he
      will join me in other hiking toward the end of August

      July 19, 2013

  • Maria de la A.

    An sorry I will be there but not my son totally forgot that he still overseas with family members in vacation.

    July 19, 2013

  • Maria de la A.

    I will bring my 16 year old son. I was able to get time off from work.

    July 19, 2013

  • Paula

    Looking forward to the hike!

    July 13, 2013

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