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Block Island Photo Gallery

Scenes from a Summer Day on Block Island

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With its shimmering turquoise waters, elegant Victorian architecture and laidback island vibe, it's little wonder Rhode Island's Block Island is sometimes called the "Bermuda of the North." It was the tiny island's scenic natural expanses, however, that earned it an even more significant designation. In the early 1990s, the Nature Conservancy named Block Island one of the "Last Great Places on Earth."

I took the ferry from New London, Connecticut, to Block Island on a sultry July day in 2007 and had a wonderful opportunity to meet islanders and discover this offshore hideaway's many charms. In these photos from my visit, you'll see some of Block Island's most famous and fetching sights.

With ferry rates to Block Island as low as $24.65 for a same day round-trip as of 2013, an escape to this offshore paradise is an affordable option for New England travelers. As you'll see, I really managed to pack experiences into my one day on Block Island.

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Block Island Rhode Island Photo - Block Island Sittin' Machines at Spring House HotelBlock Island: A World ApartBlock Island Hi-Speed Ferry PhotoFast FerryBlock Island Settlers' Rock - PhotoSettlers' RockBlock Island Historical Society PhotoBlock Island Historic Society
Block Island Picture - Sandy Point and Block Island North LightSandy PointBlock Island North Light Photo - Block Island North Lighthouse at Sandy PointBlock Island North LightBlock Island Great Salt Pond - PhotoGreat Salt PondBlock Island Stone Walls - Rural Block Island PictureAn Agricultural Past
Mohegan Bluffs Block Island PhotoA Famous SightBlock Island Southeast Light - Block Island Photo GalleryBlock Island Southeast LightBlock Island Picture - Wooden Steps Descend Mohegan Bluffs to the Beach Near Southeast LightStairway to the BeachBlock Island Beach Heaven - Photo of Remote and Secluded Beach at the Base of Mohegan BluffsBlock Island Beach Heaven
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