Off Season Block Island Bliss

Block Island is amazing in the summer: sandy beaches, relaxing bike rides, feasts of grilled fish, and drinks on a historic hotel deck. However, it’s the off season when this tiny and often overlooked island really shines. This time of year is especially stunning when the wild daffodils are out in full force, the seals are basking on the rocks along the coast, and the birds never stop chirping.  If you’re lucky enough to catch a few sunny days, you’ll be reveling in empty beaches and gorgeous vistas usually only found in brochures.

Arriving on the ferry from Pt Judith. C. Nelson, 2011.

A house along Corn Neck Road. C. Nelson, 2011.

The Mohegan Bluffs on an April late afternoon. C. Nelson, 2011.

The BI Historical Society. C. Nelson, 2011.

Southeast Lighthouse. C. Nelson, 2011.

A bucolic farm complete with horses and chickens. C. Nelson, 2011.

The ferry coming in off of Fred Benson Town Beach. C. Nelson, 2011.

The lawn of the historic Spring House near sunset. C. Nelson, 2011.

Looking north from Beacon Hill. C. Nelson, 2011.

A local carrying his furry companion. C. Nelson, 2011.

A friendly seal hanging out near North Light. C. Nelson, 2011.

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About Craig Nelson

Exploring, cooking, drinking, riding the subway, bowling...a writer and editor based in New York. I'm a city lover who edits the blog for EuroCheapo, writes for NewYork.com, tweets for NFT, explores for Spotted By Locals and has worked at various small companies like Google (for a gig at Zagat and Google Maps). In my free time, I like to create projects like this: Chinatown Chow Down NYC. Feel free to drop a line at across106thstreet@gmail.com or on twitter at @across106th.
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