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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
 
Block Island is an island 13 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. It is a huge tourist destination in the summer. Travelers come to the island by private boat, small plane, or more commonly the ferry services which leave from various locations.
 
Block Island is an island 13 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. It is a huge tourist destination in the summer. Travelers come to the island by private boat, small plane, or more commonly the ferry services which leave from various locations.
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==Prepare==
 
==Prepare==
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<big> '''This day will begin on Water St. and stay close to this location all day.'''</big>
 
<big> '''This day will begin on Water St. and stay close to this location all day.'''</big>
  
'''Morning:''' Mornings are the best time to enjoy physical activities and be outdoors in the sun before the summer heat takes effect. The journey will start today with renting a moped hourly or for a half day. Water Street, the main road across from the ferry dock has many moped rental venues including The Moped Man, and Aldo’s Rentals. ‘’Remember’’ most rental places require the driver to be 21 and have a valid form of identification. Leave Water Street and head toward the Northern Light which is about 4 miles away (there is no exact location of the lighthouse but the locals here are friendly so ask around the best way to get there). On the way stop at 130 Weldon Way which, the site of the famous Aldo’s Bakery( http://www.aldosbakery.com/ ), known for their breakfast delivery by boat. A traditional pancake or egg breakfast will cost you about $7 dollars, or try something from the bakery which they are known for. After exploring the lighthouse return the moped back to Water Street.
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'''Morning:''' Mornings are the best time to enjoy physical activities and be outdoors in the sun before the summer heat takes effect. The journey will start today with renting a moped hourly or for a half day. Water Street, the main road across from the ferry dock has many moped rental venues including The Moped Man, and Aldo’s Rentals. ‘’Remember’’ most rental places require the driver to be 21 and have a valid form of identification. Leave Water Street and head toward the Northern Light which is about 4 miles away (there is no exact location of the lighthouse but the locals here are friendly so ask around the best way to get there). On the way stop at 130 Weldon Way which, the site of the famous "Aldo’s Bakery" "( http://www.aldosbakery.com/ )", known for their breakfast delivery by boat. A traditional pancake or egg breakfast will cost you about $7 dollars, or try something from the bakery which they are known for. After exploring the lighthouse return the moped back to Water Street.
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'''Afternoon:''' Leaving the moped rental shop, take the short walk to Ballards Beach  (http://www.ballardsinn.com/about/ ) also located on Water St. next to the ferry dock. This is a great beach for tanning, swimming and playing volleyball and they even have waitresses to deliver drinks to your towel. Talk about relaxing. Try a frozen cocktail and dance to the music on the patio. You don’t have to leave Ballard’s or lunch, they have a popular restaraunt on site. The menu is mostly seafood. ‘’Remember’’ this is one of the rowdier beaches and may not be the best place for young kids
 
'''Afternoon:''' Leaving the moped rental shop, take the short walk to Ballards Beach  (http://www.ballardsinn.com/about/ ) also located on Water St. next to the ferry dock. This is a great beach for tanning, swimming and playing volleyball and they even have waitresses to deliver drinks to your towel. Talk about relaxing. Try a frozen cocktail and dance to the music on the patio. You don’t have to leave Ballard’s or lunch, they have a popular restaraunt on site. The menu is mostly seafood. ‘’Remember’’ this is one of the rowdier beaches and may not be the best place for young kids
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'''Morning:'''
 
'''Morning:'''
 
The mornings in Block Island tend to stay nice and cool in the summer which provides an opportunity to get out and see the island's beautiful scenery without getting too hot. With over 30 miles in hiking trails throughout the island, many visitors and locals alike find themselves walking along the scenic paths that cut through nearly the entire island. The day will begin with a trip to the 1661 Inn for breakfast. Known for its breathtaking views fantastic breakfast, this is a great spot and only a short distance from the events planned for the rest of the day. You can expect to spend anywhere between $10 and $25 for your breakfast depending on how fancy you choose to get (a-la prime steak and eggs).  
 
The mornings in Block Island tend to stay nice and cool in the summer which provides an opportunity to get out and see the island's beautiful scenery without getting too hot. With over 30 miles in hiking trails throughout the island, many visitors and locals alike find themselves walking along the scenic paths that cut through nearly the entire island. The day will begin with a trip to the 1661 Inn for breakfast. Known for its breathtaking views fantastic breakfast, this is a great spot and only a short distance from the events planned for the rest of the day. You can expect to spend anywhere between $10 and $25 for your breakfast depending on how fancy you choose to get (a-la prime steak and eggs).  
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After finishing breakfast you can head North on Spring St. towards Corn Neck Road, where you can find multiple hiking trails. There are two great trails that you could enjoy equally, but don't feel limited to only these choices as there are many more trails throughout the island! The first is Clayhead Trail – a fantastic trail because of its diverse options by choosing your route at a fork that will lead you to either the beach or you can also walk along what is referred to as “the maze” - an unmapped system of small trails that travel along the island's bluffs. To get there you will travel up Corn Neck Road about 2.6 miles until you come to post marker on the right-hand side. Turn right onto a dirt road and go straight about .3 miles until you reach a parking area where you will see the Clay Head Sign. The second is the Hodge Family Preserve – known for its great meadows and bird species that visit throughout the year this trail also boasts what some would call the best views on the northwestern side of the island. To get there you will travel north on Corn Neck Road 2.9 miles; on your left you will see a sign and parking area for the Hodge Family Wildlife Preserve.
 
After finishing breakfast you can head North on Spring St. towards Corn Neck Road, where you can find multiple hiking trails. There are two great trails that you could enjoy equally, but don't feel limited to only these choices as there are many more trails throughout the island! The first is Clayhead Trail – a fantastic trail because of its diverse options by choosing your route at a fork that will lead you to either the beach or you can also walk along what is referred to as “the maze” - an unmapped system of small trails that travel along the island's bluffs. To get there you will travel up Corn Neck Road about 2.6 miles until you come to post marker on the right-hand side. Turn right onto a dirt road and go straight about .3 miles until you reach a parking area where you will see the Clay Head Sign. The second is the Hodge Family Preserve – known for its great meadows and bird species that visit throughout the year this trail also boasts what some would call the best views on the northwestern side of the island. To get there you will travel north on Corn Neck Road 2.9 miles; on your left you will see a sign and parking area for the Hodge Family Wildlife Preserve.
  

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