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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

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

We encourage proper use of the refuge and stewardship of the gifts it offers us to enjoy.  The following are prohibited from the refuge: dogs, horses and other pets; picking or collecting of anything besides litter; picnicking or camping; all vehicles (including bicycles) beyond the parking lot; excessive noisemaking; and alcoholic beverages.