Walking Trails in Rhode Island

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  • Arkwright Riverwalk

    Rail-Trail

    State: RI
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Woodchips

    The Arkwright Riverwalk, founded on a former rail bed purchased from Penn Central Railroad, is located in Coventry, a rural central Rhode Island town that was built around textile mills. The one-mile trail includes a wooden boardwalk, but is ...
  • Blackstone River Greenway (RI)

    Rail-Trail

    State: RI
    Length: 11.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Blackstone River Greenway (previously known as the Blackstone River Bikeway) represents a big undertaking in this tiny state: The 11.8-mile trail is the largest open segment on a nearly 50-mile corridor that will eventually connect Providence ...
  • Burrillville Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: RI
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Burrillville Bike Path runs for just over a mile through its namesake rural community in northwest Rhode Island. It connects the villages of Pascoag and Harrisville through a corridor that once belonged to the York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad. ...
  • East Bay Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: RI
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Rhode Island's best-known rail-trail, the East Bay Bicycle Path, hugs the shores of Narragansett Bay, from Bristol in the south and north to India Point Park in Providence. The 14-mile paved path accommodates a wide variety of users. Markers ...
  • Phenix-Harris Riverwalk

    Rail-Trail

    State: RI
    Length: 0.3 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Phenix-Harris Riverwalk, a short trail built on a former rail bed purchased from Penn Central Railroad, connects West Warwick and Coventry, two towns on the outskirts of Providence. The dirt pathway offers a peaceful and wooded oasis between ...
  • Stillwater Scenic Walkway

    Rail-Trail

    State: RI
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Stillwater Scenic Walkway is a short trail that follows an old railroad bed between Capron Road and State Route 104 (Farnum Pike) south of Smithfield. The trail passes through a wooded area along the shore of Stillwater Pond and Capron Pond. ...
  • Ten Mile River Greenway

    State: RI
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Ten Mile River Greenway follows the winding course for 2.5 miles along the James Turner Reservoir (Ten Mile River). Though short, the trail is quite scenic and runs between the Kimberly Ann Rock ball fields in East Providence and the north ...
  • Washington Secondary Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: RI
    Length: 14.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Washington Secondary Bike Path actually comprises four trails along an old Hartford, Providence, & Fishkill Railroad corridor. Together, the Cranston Bike Path, Warwick Bike Path, West Warwick Greenway and Coventry Greenway create 14.2 miles ...
  • William C. O'Neill Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: RI
    Length: 6.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Named for the late state senator who spearheaded development of the trail, the William C. O'Neill Bike Path (a.k.a. South County Bike Path) follows the route of the former Narragansett Pier Railroad, which connected the coastal village of South ...
  • Woonasquatucket River Greenway (Northwest Bike Trail)

    State: RI
    Length: 5.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Woonasquatucket River Greenway (a.k.a. the Northwest Bike Trail and the Fred Lippitt Woonasquatucket River Greenway) is an important non-motorized transportation corridor and local recreation trail, linking Providence with Johnston. The ...