Norman Bird Sanctuary


Established in 1949, this beautiful nature sanctuary occupies a 325-acre site with over 7 miles of groomed walking trails. It was established to protect the habitat of the area's abundant bird and plant life. A varied program of educational tours are offered throughout the year – check the website for details.

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Nearby Newport attractions

1. Third Beach


Located a short distance east of Second Beach, and popular with families because it is protected from the open ocean, Third Beach also appeals to…

2. Second Beach

0.78 MILES

East of Easton's Beach along Purgatory Rd, pretty and clean Sachuest Beach has showers, a snack bar and a lovely setting, overlooked by the neo-Gothic…

3. Easton's Beach

2.21 MILES

Easton's has a pseudo-Victorian pavilion containing bathhouses and showers, a snack bar and a large carousel. It's within walking distance of Newport's…

4. Newport Vineyards

2.48 MILES

Tours of the vineyards aren't the only reason to stop by this pleasant winery in Middletown 4 miles north of Newport: there's also a marketplace, a…

5. Ochre Court

2.99 MILES

Designed by Richard Morris Hunt and built in 1892, Ochre Court offers a grand view of the sea from its soaring three-story hallway. Elsewhere you can find…

6. The Breakers

3.11 MILES

A 70-room Italian Renaissance megapalace inspired by 16th-century Genoese palazzi, the Breakers is the most magnificent of Newport's grandiose mansions…

7. Redwood Athenaeum

3.15 MILES

Founded by Abraham Redwood in 1747 as an important archive of American history and architecture, this beautiful neoclassical library was designed and…

8. International Tennis Hall of Fame

3.18 MILES

To experience something of the American aristocracy's approach to 19th-century leisure, visit this museum. It lies inside the historic Newport Casino…