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    • Montauk, New York

      Stroll along the Montauk Point Lighthouse Cliff Walk

      4.5
      1 mi
      The Montauk Point Lighthouse is one of the main attractions of "The End" of Long Island, but I've only ever walked around it on the cliff walk.When you get to the lighthouse, you can park in the parking lot (depending on when you go there may be a $8 fee). Right along the edge overlooking the wa...
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    • Charlestown, Rhode Island

      Watch the Sunrise at East Beach, RI

      Walking over the dunes in the dark you can hear the waves breaking on shore from the parking lot. Wet suited up, camera in hand, make your way over the dunes and down to the water. East Beach is a sandy beach and with the right swell size and direction you'll get some sizable shore break to play ...
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    • Charlestown, Rhode Island

      Visit the Frosty Drew Observatory

      The Frosty Drew Observatory is located near the tip of southern Rhode Island, which means apart from summer this is a very quiet beach town. The isolation from major urban areas provides the perfect conditions for star-gazing. The building itself is located on a large plot of land dedicated to na...
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    • Charlestown, Rhode Island

      Car Camp at Charlestown Breachway Campground

      Rhode Island is nicknamed the Ocean State for a reason, and camping by the coast is something absolutely necessary while in New England. During the summer and early fall, Charlestown, RI, as well as the surrounding beach towns, come alive with tourists from all over the globe. The Breachway Campg...
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    • Bridgeport, Connecticut

      Stroll around Fayerweather Island

      0.5 mi
      Parking is at the end of Barnum Road in the Seaside Park.  Though the lighthouse grounds are accessible the tower itself is not open to the public.  To access the island you must walk across the breakwater.  Please use caution as it is uneven footing and at times can be slippery.  From the isla...
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    • Washington, Connecticut

      Hike the Mount Tom Tower Trail

      1.3 mi / 337 ft gain
      Starting from the parking lot of Mt. Tom State Park, hop onto the Tower Trail (yellow trail) which leads more into the woods. During winter time, the trail may be slippery, please use your best judgement and always know your limits. Gaining about 300 feet in total elevation in approximately 1 mil...
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    • South Kingstown, Rhode Island

      Hike the Osprey Point Loop on Trustom Pond

      2 mi
      Careful on the drive in for deer! From the parking lot head right around the Farm Field Loop Trail then continue to your right down Osprey Point Trail (0.8 miles). This is where you will most likely see the deer up close. Continue to your right to the Osprey Point Overlook, which will (on a clear...
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    • Washington, Connecticut

      Hike Meeker Trail

      3.3 mi / 639 ft gain
      Meeker Trail is a 3.3 mile out and back hike that takes you by a lake located near New Preston, Connecticut.
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    • New Shoreham, Rhode Island

      Walk to North Lighthouse

      1 mi / 0 ft gain
      In order to reach the Lighthouse you must walk along the trail that begins at the end of Corn Neck Rd. This walk is along the beach and then veers off to the left once you get closer to the light house (the seventh picture shows the start of the walk). It's only a half mile to the light house, bu...
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