Some might say it’s become trendy to visit Block Island in recent years. But is it really a bad thing if this New England haven is finally being recognized by the masses for the wonderful place that it is? Just off the coast of Rhode Island, Block Island is undeniably small, but packs a punch in terms of gorgeous scenery and things to do.
Photo via The Block Island Times
Start off at the biweekly farmer’s market, where local cheeses, produce, and works of art are abundant. Held under the welcome shade of the trees, this is a truly authentic way to become immersed in the Block Island culture- every single thing found here is made on the island. Then move on to Southeast Light to see a little piece of history: this elaborate lighthouse was rebuilt for the second time in 1868 after twice being destroyed by a storm, and now stands as the highest lighthouse in all of New England.
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