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Lewis-Dickens Farm Wildlife Refuge Elizabeth Dickens Block Island Audubon Society of Rhode Island Birds Birdwatching Coast Hike
Lewis-Dickens Farm

Lewis-Dickens Farm

Address: Cooneymus Road, Block Island, RI, 02807
Hours: Open sunrise to sunset
Acres: 120
Trails: 2
Trail Difficulty: Easy

Dogs are prohibited. Click here to learn why and review other trail guidelines.

The Lewis-Dickens Farm Wildlife Refuge provides beautiful panoramic views above the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. This 120-acre gem provides easy hiking through coastal meadows and is the perfect place to spot raptors and fall migrants. Named after Elizabeth Dickens, the "Bird Lady of Block Island" and the Lewis Family of Block Island, this property also preserves a bit of Rhode Island's farming history.

Refuge Highlights

  • Habitat: coastal meadows
  • Wildlife to watch for: deer, Block Island meadow vole
  • Birds commonly found: Barn Owl, Northern Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, American Kestrel, Song Sparrow, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Pheasant
  • Offerings: Birdwatching
  • Scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean

Using the Trails: Refuge Guidelines

All Audubon Society of Rhode Island land is protected. Our public wildlife refuges are for everyone to enjoy. Please respect the natural habitats of Audubon's refuges and avoid disturbing their inhabitants. Also, respect the rights of others when using the trails.

In order to ensure that these areas remain as healthy habitats, we ask you please to abide by these simple rules, enjoying the natural settings with quiet enthusiasm and a respectful sense of adventure. By conserving these open spaces, Audubon Society of Rhode Island, along with its members and partners, is able to fulfill its mission of protecting the nature of Rhode Island.

To accomplish this, we kindly request the following: