Block Island Walking Festival participants will be able to join in on three guided walks per day over the two day period. There will also be a welcome reception on the 11th at the Block Island Historical Society where all registered participants can sign up for their walks, pick up their packets, meet the volunteers and hear information on the history and topography of the island. The selection of walks is varied. We have trail walks, beach walks, historic walks and more. Examples include:
"Walk the Walls" – A guided walk beginning at Old Mill Road which will explain the history of the many stone walls on the island and lead the participants along several trails and past a historic island cemetery.
"Double Black Diamond Walk" – Seven miles in 1 1/2 hours along island roads led by two locals; a shopkeeper and a historian who can answer all manner of questions about the island.
"Dog-Friendly Walk at Clayhead Trails" – led by the owner of the local pet supply gift shop.
"Walking Tour of Inns" – A historic look at seven island inns, led by a Chamber of Commerce employee.
“Historic Tours of Downtown Block Island” – Led by two different residents and island historians.
"Glass float walk" led by a Block Island Tourism Council Employee.
"North Point" – A beach and trail walk led by a Recreation Department employee.
"Tour of the Historic Native American Village" – Led by the director of the Block Island Historical Society.
"Walking Tour of the Southeast Side" – A guided walk including the Southeast Light, Bluffs and Wind Farm led by the Recreation Director.
Registration is limited to 125 people and is open now on active.com.