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583 3rd Beach Rd
Middletown , RI 02842
Established under the will of Mabel Norman Cerio in 1949, the Norman Bird Sanctuary constitutes the largest area of preserved open space in Newport County. A wildlife refuge, NBS encompasses over 300 acres and seven miles of trails that wind through diverse habitats. Nearly 30 acres are maintained as hay fields. Woodlands are the most prominent plant community, and four ridges provide spectacular views of the surrounding ocean and ponds. Located next to the Visitor's Center and gift shop, the Sanctuary's 19th Century Barn Museum features natural history displays and a children's area with interpretive murals and hands-on exhibits. The Sanctuary offers educational programs, camps and annual events. It also offers a newly renovated farmhouse for weekend or week long retreats as well as Mabel's Studio for small events or meeting rental space.
$7 adults, $3 children 3-12. Children under 3 and members free.