August 30, 2022

Fall For an Island Getaway On Block Island

Fall For an Island Getaway On Block Island

Author: Champlin's Team


As the summer crowds begin to wind down, Block Island will soon transform into a quaint island getaway for the fall months. With all your favorite Block Island activities still available but with a more relaxed atmosphere and plenty more beautiful sunsets to soak in, fall is the perfect time of year to experience Block Island. 

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Seeking a quaint fall getaway before another New England winter sets in? An autumn escape to Block Island is just for you! Champlin's brings the quintessential island experience through Columbus Day, and Block Island will be bustling with festivities until the very end - in fact, all your favorite attractions (including our hotel, marina, and dockside restaurants!) stay open through Columbus Day. This means you can enjoy everything you love about the island without the summer crowds. And lucky for you, there’s something for everyone:

For the sun-worshipers: The water is still warm enough for swimming and finding your perfect spot on the sand won't be a problem. Make sure to soak up some Vitamin D while you still can, and head over to one of Block Island’s pristine beaches. We know there are many beaches to choose from, so make sure to check out our Block Island Beach Guide to ensure you find exactly what you’re looking for!

After your fall beach day, head downtown and shop the charming Water Street, offering the island’s largest collection of local boutiques, art galleries, local souvenir shops, clothing stores, book shops, and more.

For the adventurers: After you grab a quick bite or rich coffee at Champlin’s Café Boutique, explore the stunning hiking trails that make up the perimeter of the island. North Lighthouse on Sandy Point where the ground floor serves as a history museum, and is right around the corner from Champlin’s. This end of the island in particular offers some of the best walking trails along the coastline and some of the best posts to see seals hanging along the shoreline. Borrow a bike with our Champlin’s Choice offering and set off to explore the many sights our destination hosts. Visit the windward shore for bold bluffs overlooking the Atlantic ocean, or stay protected with the sandy beaches of Long Island Sound. Whatever your adventure goals are, we are here to point you in the right direction.


For the foodies: Create your own food and drink tour downtown or right here at Champlin’s! With four food and beverage options to experience at our nine-acre property, it’s easy to stroll over to any of our dockside restaurants. Enjoy local New England fare from The Galley House, world famous Champlin’s mudslides from Pier 76 Dock Bar overlooking the stunning Great Salt Pond, housemade pizza from Cafe Boutique, and top it off with a sweet treat or scoop of ice cream from The Sugar Shack! View all of our eclectic dining menus here.

Time to Get Cozy

For ultimate cozy comfort, reserve a room in our newly renovated 46-room boutique hotel. With each unique room setup, there is an option for everyone whether traveling with family, friends, or solo. This warm accommodation offers a charming autumn vibe with oceanfront views, and is just steps away from the live music at Pier 76 Dock Bar, eclectic culinary delights, and most importantly, the best mudslides on the island.

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Enjoy Shoulder Season, Dockside

There are plenty of Block Island Events happening this fall that you won’t want to miss. Right here at Champlins, we will have the firepits blazin’, drinks flowing, and music playing through Columbus Day. Make sure you book your stay now, enjoy one last mudslide for the season, and join us for all the festive events in store this fall on Block Island! The Dock Bar will continue to host live music daily, so grab your festive hats and party pants for a fun fall getaway!

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