One of my favorite summer day trips to take is to Block Island. My family has been taking the ferry out of Point Judith for as long as I can remember, but this year Jake and I planned our own trip: one last summer adventure. Looking back at the pictures now brings on a total wave of nostalgia, and it was only a week ago. I wanted to make a post with some of the pictures we took and to share what we did with the day, in case anyone was looking for a guide to the island.
To start off, we took the 8am ferry out of Point Judith. It was only $22 for a round trip ticket, which I bought online the night before. The ferry is so quick and easy, an hour tops, and it drops you right at the harbor where most of the good stuff happens. However, Jake and I wanted to travel around the island from there, and after an incident where I made him and my best friend walk five miles just to get us lost.. we decided to rent mopeds. This was such a good idea.
Mopeds are so much fun! Block Island has a few different must-see places that are a little too far to walk to, unless you want to be hiking all day, so mopeds make travel super quick. We did a couple loops of the island before stopping at my three favorite spots: Rodman’s Hollow, the Mohegan Bluffs, and the Southeast Lighthouse. We rented the mopeds on an early bird special from Island Moped & Bike so we had them from 9-12 which was perfect.
Our afternoon was spent enjoying chowder and clam strips, relaxing and lounging in the sun by the ocean. We had spent the previous weekend at the beach, so we didn’t make our way down to the water, but if you’re interested in the beach, Ballard’s is the place to visit. They sell drinks in whole pineapples! Next summer, after I’ve turned 21, that is on the top of my list.
It was the perfect day, one last summer hurrah. Block Island never disappoints; there is something for everyone. Food, shopping, beaching, biking, hiking, you name it. If you’re looking for a fun place to visit, I would definitely recommend it.