583 Third Beach Road, Newport, RI 02842
Established under the will of Mabel Norman Cerio in 1950, 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.