Profile for Block Island, Rhode Island, RI
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Block Island is in Washington County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.
The community was named after explorer Adriaen Block, who landed here in 1614.
The latitude of Block Island is 41.191N. The longitude is -71.575W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.
Block Island is in the Atlantic Ocean, at the entrance to Long Island Sound.
The advent of the steamship era transformed the island into a resort known as the "Bermuda of the North." Tourism declined with the rise of the automobile.
Local festivals include:
- Arts Festival - Aug. 11-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Block Island web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Beaches, greenway trails
Block Island National Wildlife Refuge
Historic sites and museums: Lost Manissean Indian Exhibit, Southeast Lighthouse
Block Island is a delightfully wild place of steep hills and flower-covered moors dotted with the homes of summer residents.
-- Around America
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“ Block Island is a delightfully wild place of steep hills and flower-covered moors dotted with the homes of summer residents. ”
~ Around America
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