Everyone looks forward to summers on Block Island, but if you haven’t gone in the off-season, now is the time. The island’s vast undeveloped acreage is blissfully serene, with beaches so wide-open, only the waves will speak to you. Rare migratory birds stop by for a visit, and sunsets and night sky viewing seem better than ever when viewed through the crisp fall air. The cooler weather is also perfect for riding the roads as you follow the Block Island Bicycle Tour, or scavenging the island for still-to-be-discovered floats from the Glass Float Project. And, if you’re a painter or writer, there’s nothing like the solace.
All Block Island businesses are open through Labor Day and most stay open through Columbus Day - though you'll find more open on weekends than mid-week. After Columbus Day you'll still find great places to stay, eat and shop, but the selections will be more limited. Block Island classics like the 1661 Inn and new finds like the Inn at the Spring House, Victorian inns like the Avonlea, even resorts like Island Manor are happy to see you; restaurants that stay open past Columbus Day include the Barn at the Spring House, Kimberly's, McAloon's, Old Island Pub and Bethany’s Airport Diner. The Block Island Grocery and the Block Island Depot – with their homemade hot soups and ready-to-go lunch and dinner specials – are also open daily.
With New England Airlines from Westerly and the Block Island Ferry from Point Judith running all year long, it’s not a long trip.
More information can always be found 24/7 at www.blockislandinfo.com or right at the Visitor Center in the Ferry Parking lot.
For the most up-to-date information on Island business hours call the Chamber of Commerce at 401-466-2474
Hope to see you soon!