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Discovering Block Island: Unique Summer Fun

by kelly / July, 7 2021 01:30

Photo of baby aplaca from The 1661 Inn Farm and Gardens

There’s no better place to be in the summer than on Block Island. You might think we’re biased but Travel + Leisure did just named it a “Best Beach Town”. If you’re thinking of planning a trip there (you should and don’t forget to pack your sunscreen) – here’s a list of some unique activities taking place that you can’t find anywhere else. And if you can’t make it this year a lot of these event are annual.

Ghost Tours

It’s a mile long tour of Block Island’s past hidden secrets. Learn about local mysteries, ghost ships and FBI manhunts that took place years ago.

The 80-minute walking tour even uses ghost hunting equipment to give you are chance to connect with the other side. It’s a tour that’s frightening, fun and rich in history. I’m not brave enough to try it but if you like spooky then book a tour with

Movies on the Beach

What’s better than combining sand, surf, sunsets, and movies? Every Tuesday at sunset at the Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion building some of your favorite feel-good movies such as The Neverending Story, Moonstruck, and School of Rock will be played.

It’s free, so bring the whole family and don’t forget to pack chairs, blankets, and snacks.

Glass Float Project

If you love scavenger hunts – you’ll love this island-wide hunt for glass orbs. It’s the tenth year of the Glass Float Project. All season long you can search for one of 550 handcrafted orbs hidden across Block Island’s beaches and Greenway trails.

Most of the orbs are clear but 21 of them are designed in beautiful colors and patterns. If you find one you can keep it; just make sure you register any float you find with the Block Island Tourism Council.

The 1661 Inn Farm and Gardens

Did you know you can find kangaroos, emu, alpacas and a yak on Block Island? Yes, you can find them at this special place called The 1661 Inn Farm and Gardens.

It’s a great place to take kids where you can also check out the ducks, chicks, geese and a one-eyed zedonk named Cindy. There’s no charge to see the animals but you can buy a bag of feed for a dollar to feed them!

Discovering Block Island

Who knew you could find all these mysteries, movies, treasures, and down under animals on Block Island? This is just the tip of the iceberg of what Block Island has to offer – there’s also miles of beaches, hiking trails, fishing, kayaking, delicious eating and so much more.

For even more on all that the island has to offer check out our Discovering Block Island series.


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