Arkwright Riverwalk

Rhode Island

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Arkwright Riverwalk Facts

States: Rhode Island
Counties: Kent
Length: 0.8 miles
Trail end points: Hill Street and Lincoln Avenue
Trail surfaces: Dirt, Woodchips
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6017097

Arkwright Riverwalk Description

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 primarily surfaced with dirt and follows the north branch the Pawtuxet River. Future plans include a connection to the Phenix-Harris Riverwalk, just over a mile away.

Parking and Trail Access

A small parking area is available off Hill Street.

Arkwright Riverwalk Reviews

Great, Historical Paths

s

Was a nice walk oalong the Pawtuxet River, with lots of mills, artifacts, and historical scenery along the way. The River was really flooded, so we couldn't walk around the mill. This mile long route needs to be a little more maintained, but nothing major. There were only a few shrands of glass along the pathway. This used to be the old Trestle Trail, and Train Rails. It was interesting to learn thattrains used to travel along the path. It has lots of hidden gems, even waterfalls, not viewable from the road. I will definitly be coming back here with my camera and metal detector. One last thing, the mill has been vandalized by kids, but is overall safe. You are not permitted to use the insides, exept a big section was preserved into a basketball indoor court. This trail includes walking, jogging, dirt biking, biking, cross-country skiing, and lots more outdoor activities.

Nice... until it is unbelievable dangerous.

s

This was a nice trail for the most part, with beautiful scenery and all. It just has one major flaw- it dead-ends behind an old, delapitated, half collapsed mill. You actually have to pass through the property filled with rubble, broken glass, briars, and barbed wire to reach the road on the Harris end. Until this is rectified, it is my belief that this trail is FAR to dangerous for average hikers. Stick with the Coventry/West Warwick Greenway.

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