Norman Bird Sanctuary
, a 300-acre wildlife refuge, is just a quick jaunt from downtown Newport but feels worlds away. It's home turf for turtles, rabbits, deer, and hundreds of species of birds, including the bald eagle, great cormorant, and Eastern bluebird. Don't miss the popular 1-mile trail out to Hanging Rock, where you can take in a view of the Newport coast from 70 feet above sea level. Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.