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Norman Bird Sanctuary

#6 of 27 things to do in Middletown Features Animals
583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, RI 02842
+1 401-846-2577
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Great place to relax and reflect, a not to miss place for sure

What a great place to walk around and take in nature at its best. Relax, reflect and just enjoy... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
Yonkers, New York
A must-see for families with kids

The Norman Bird Sanctuary offers an affordable option for families with kids. The trails range... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Cheryl M
Coventry, Connecticut
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583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, RI 02842
+1 401-846-2577
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

What a great place to walk around and take in nature at its best. Relax, reflect and just enjoy. The birds we saw were nice and seemed to enjoy themselves at the sanctuary, check it out for a nice relaxing time.

Thank Dante-Donna
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Norman Bird Sanctuary offers an affordable option for families with kids. The trails range from easy to hard. The chance of seeing wildlife is great (e.g. deer, frogs, birds, etc). Once children are old enough to navigate the trail to Hanging Rock, what a...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We really wanted to hike around the Norman Bird Sanctuary, but most signs on the trails were missing or hard to find, and the map we were given (we use maps all the time) wasn't especially helpful. It's too bad, because we're sure that this...More

Thank DGandSAG
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Sanctuary offers a wide variety of environments; fields, brush, forest, swamp and salt marsh. Trails are set up to allow great viewing from the ground level or above as ridge top trails take you above the canopy. Nice visitor center, too.

Thank Chuck K
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This was a wonderful place to go relax and be one with nature. I saw about six or seven different bird species while here. It is nice to stop by the pond and wait for them to fly past. There were some wild turkeys walking...More

Thank Erin G
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The birding at Norman Bird Sanctuary is less than desirable, at least during June. There are many Swallows, but few of any other interesting birds. It is always on a list of sites to see for birders, but, I am not impressed. The grounds are...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Went over with the kids we had a great time , kids was running around looking at the birds, wife fell in love with me again whoops.

Thank Jibarote
Reviewed 30 April 2016

The trails are well marked and there is a variety of scenery, from woodlands to ponds, to meadows. Besides birds, we also came across a deer very close up. The staff was very helpful in directing us where to go based on what we wanted...More

Thank Kathi B
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times. The educational programs they offer are fantastic - only $8 for members and $10 for non-members. A household membership is only $65 and is the best deal! 7 1/2 miles of trails of all sorts, meadow, rocks, forest, ridges...More

Thank roddyRI
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I have been there many times for the Harvest Fair, but have never taken the time to walk the trails. What a treat, there are many well marked trails for different walking levels and all of these are just beautiful. Whoever is responsible for the...More

Thank Eleanor02842
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