Sachuest Point Nat’l Wildlife Refuge, Newport, RI 12/31/16

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is just minutes – and worlds – away from downtown Newport, RI. It features easy hiking trails around the peninsula, with windy ocean views much of the way.

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Views across the bay to Newport:

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Abundant wildlife, including deer, although it’s main purpose is to preserve a resting place for migratory birds:

Trails are flat and easy.

There are a couple of ocean and rocky-shore overlooks along the way:

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bay view

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Spent a while watching rough waves crashing over the rocks:

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Love on the sand:

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Sun’s beginning to set:

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seaside cairn

Sun sets on 2016:

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May these beautiful and important natural sites remain preserved and treasured.

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