Reviews for Mohegan Bluffs and South East Lighthouse: 5
Nice time at the Bluffs and lighthouse
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 5/1/08
My mother and I just got back from a trip to block island! We went in the spring so most of the days were quite cold and wet - So one evening when it got sunny we figured that even though the bike rental was closed we better try to go out to the Bluffs and lighthouse while it was sunny - So we took a Taxi out and walked back (which was cheaper than renting bike and it was not too far of a walk back and it was nice to take pictures)
We went to the bluffs and lighthouse though in the evening and the sun Sets behind them! Thus they were still beautiful but for pictures i would recomende going in the morning or afternoon (while the sun is On them, not above/behind them!!)
The stairs werent too bad - But they do not go all the way to the bottom - I had to slide down a rope to get to the base of the bluffs (which was rather slippery) And my mom did not want to, thus she could not see them - So keep that in mind (that you have to hold on to a rope at the bottom in order to go the whole way!)
Overall the lighthouse and bluffs were nice! Especially sine we were the only people there!
go at lowtide-you can walk around the tidal rocks in search of starfish but just dont be afraid to get your feet wet, the water wont hurt you! amasing natural site-great idea for a school field trip because its absolutly fascinating how the cliffs came to be and what they actually are. its a priceless experience the bluffs, and the lighthouse is good to!
The bluffs are absolutely stunning. There are a lot of steps to get down but it's worth the trip. From the natural clay springs to the shipwreck collection, it was one of the best features of the island. I have been to the Island several times when I was younger and never made it to the bluffs. Now, every time I visit the Island, I go to the bluffs.
I have seen some beautiful sights in New England but this just has to take the gold medal! This was rated a No. 1 site in Yahoo and it truly is.
It looks like nothing from the road, just a few signs and a parking area. That changes when you get to the head of the stairs and look out.
[For all you soil scientists out there, go down the stairs to the beach and survey strata upon strata of soils.]
The decent to the beach is worth the effort but not for the elderly/handicapped or families with children.
We thought the Mohegan Bluffs were great! It is probably a site best for the younger tourists though. There are 152 steps (a wooden staircase) from the top of the bluffs (where you start) to a porch area on the bottom. At the bottom, there is a beautiful view of a beach area and of the shrubbed and bare bluffs. When you try to get from the porch area to the beach area, it can be very hard to navigate because it is steep and rocky with running water. So I would suggest good gripping shoes if you plan to walk the beach here. Many, younger, people were able to do this with careful foot placement. We walked the beach which had a wonderful view of the water, but was very rocky. It is a good place for the view and pictures. I would suggest going there during sunset/sunrise (we were there during the afternoon). The SE Lighthouse is not a great destination in itself, but it a nice place to stop if you are visiting the M. Bluffs anyway (because it is so close). It has a nice view and easy/convenient to get to. Not to mention, you can buy bottled water here after your steep climb up the stairs and the bluffs. Both these sites are free.
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