Rhode Island May 23, 2018
The Rhode Island Hike That Takes You Through A Little Slice Of Paradise
The Ocean State is so picturesque that there are many nature hikes worth exploring, but there is one trail in Rhode Island that feels like it takes you straight through paradise. The path is short and sweet, but the journey is one you’re unlikely to forget. Visit Rodman’s Hollow on Block Island for staggering views and so much more.
Rodman's Hollow is a magnificent 230-acre glacial out-wash plain. It treats visitors to a variety of natural stunning scenery.
Enjoy this relatively easy hike through this natural coastal paradise. The trail is just under one mile, but give yourself time to savor the delightful views.
You'll find paths lined with native trees, plants, and shrubs. Bayberry, shadbush, arrowwood, and the bushy rockrose create a natural garden like no other.
Appreciate the waterscape of nearby Fresh Pond. The deep blue of the water is truly inspiring.
The big pay-off is the vista at the end of the Rodman's Hollow trail. But don't be too focused on the prize, there is still more to see.
Stumble upon some wild berry bushes if you're in luck.
Or perhaps you'll run into some of the local wildlife. Quite a few deer make this island refuge their home.
Rodman's Hollow is a great place to search for glass floats. This is an island wide treasure hunt of sorts that begins in June of each year.
550 glass floats are hidden on the island, each is stamped, dated, and numbered. If you find one, you can keep it, but only one per person, please! You can learn more about the Glass Float Project
The trail leads to some unsurpassed views of the bluffs and beach below. Stop and take it all in at this place that feels like heaven on Earth.
You can find Rodman's Hollow on Block Island off of Cooneymus Road. Walk down Black Rock Road and you'll see a turnstile and wooden gate that are the entrance to the trail and your journey through paradise.
Have you ever hiked Rodman’s Hollow? Did you find any glass floats while you were there? Share your experiences and photos in the comments section below.
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boardwalk trail or this secret garden hike. For more ideas on beautiful places to visit in the Ocean State, join our Rhode Island Nature Lovers group on Facebook.