Located in the northeast part of Block Island, the Clay Head Preserve traverses some of the most spectacular scenery on the eastern seaboard. A privately-owned 150 acre preserve protected by conservation easements, it is one of the best places to observe migratory songbirds in North America in the fall.
The trail runs east toward the ocean about 1/3 of a mile. You will pass Clay Head Swamp on your right, with the scenic Littlefield Farm in the background. Soon you will reach an intersection in the trail. If you turn right, you will end up on the beach. Turn left and the trail winds up above the clay bluffs for which this area was named. At the top of the incline, follow the trail along the bluff. Periodically you will see trails on your left heading away from the ocean, this part of Clay Head is known as the "maze". These intertwining trails are unmarked and are perfect for hours of wandering.