Blackstone Valley has great parks for outdoor activities year-round

Find fun outdoor activities from tide pools to woodland hiking at RI parks; with maps

2 Manchester Print Works Road Lincoln, RI, 02865 Phone: 401-723-7892

Inland park with freshwater swimming, boating, trails, horseback riding

This beautiful, large, wooded inland park is a great outdoor visit in the historic Blackstone River Valley. It is an easy drive from Providence. The park has a lake for freshwater swimming and paddling, trout fishing, and fields for ball games and picnics. Permits are required for use of picnic areas and fields.
There are many trails for hiking, walking, jogging, horseback riding or mountain biking. Some trails are specifically dedicated to horseback riding and other trails are designated for multiple uses.
Lifeguards are on duty from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the summer season. Motor boats are not allowed on the lake on weekends and holidays, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Boat motors must be less than 10 horsepower. Also Eastern Mountain Sports operates a kayaking school at the park (800-310-4504). The Park has a riding program with lessons, by Sunset Stables.
Map of Lincoln Woods State Park (PDF)