Nature Lovers

Nature Lovers

Given our location, nature and outdoor adventure are key components of the Inn.

Nature wraps around the Inn – and with a big sky above and glacial land underfoot, you can even say we are fully enveloped in nature. To that end, we employ a full-time naturalist to help guests discover and engage with our one-of-a-kind setting. You can chat with Mark at breakfast while planning your nature vacations, ask questions about our local wildlife and habitats, or participate in the tours, activities and presentations he conducts. Weekapaug is a wonderland of nature and when you’re vacationing in Rhode Island Weekapaug Inn is on the edge of it all!

Meet Our  Naturalist

Mark Bullinger, Naturalist and Director of Recreation

Mark grew up in our community, digging clams, boating and fishing in the local waters. Mark has a wealth of knowledge about the local area and is here to help you get the most out of your visit. Whether he’s leading tours off the beaten track, answering questions about passing wildlife, or helping you plan your day, his focus is on creating lasting memories for your vacation at our Rhode Island nature resort.

Captain Mark, as he is often called, holds a U.S. Coast Guard captain’s license and personally oversees our boating center and waterfront activities. Mark is a visible presence at the Inn, where he regularly mingles with guests during their Rhode Island vacations. Mark worked at the Inn back in the late 1970s and has many stories of the Inn of yore. If you have questions about the human and natural history of the area, or the Inn itself, our hotel naturalist is a good person to engage in conversation.