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Rail trail bike paths make Providence/Warwick a great biking location

WaterPlace Park to Lyman Avenue in Johnston Providence, Johnston, RI Phone:

Length: 5 miles

The Fred Lippitt Woonasquatucket River Greenway Bike Path starts at Waterplace Park in downtown Providence, goes under Providence Place Mall, and runs up the Woonasquatucket River through Providence and into Johnston. Parking for the trail is at Riverside Mills Park off Aleppo Street in Providence. Trail Map
You can get access to the bike path in Providence at Waterplace Park in the downtown; Donigian Park near Atwells Avenue and Valley Street; Riverside Mills Park on Aleppo Street in Olneyville; Merino Park in the Hartford neighborhood, just off Route 6; Manton Gateway, a small green space on Manton Avenue; Buttonhole gtolf course. In Johnston, you can reach the bike path Hillside Avenue just off Greenville Avenue.

Cranston Street to Log Bridge Road Cranston to Coventry through West Warwick and Warwick, RI Phone:

Length: 19 miles; follows an old railroad bed; mostly level

The Washington Secondary Bike Path covers 19 miles from Cranston Street in Cranston to Log Bridge Road near Route 102 in Coventry. The path is often referred to by the names of parts of the path as it was being built: Trestle Trail, Coventry Greenway, West Warwick Greenway, Warwick Bike Path, and Cranston Bike Path. The path follows an old rail corridor and it’s mostly flat except for a gradual downhill slope from west to east. Much of the path runs parallel to the Pawtuxet River. Small boat access is possible at several points at official canoe launches. The trail also has a horseback riding trail from Route 117 at Old Main Street to Log Bridge Road. Trail Map

Route 1 in Pawtucket to Ferris Avenue in East Providence East Providence, Pawtucket, RI Phone:

Length: 2.5 miles

One of Rhode Island’s newer bike paths, the Ten Mile River Greenway extends from Kimberly Ann Rock Athletic Fields in East Providence to Slater Memorial Park in Pawtucket. The name is misleading; the trail is only 2.5 miles. One of only a few such paths that was not constructed on an old rail line, this bike trail includes lots of dynamic turns and inclines. Parking is at Slater Park in Pawtucket or at Kimberly Ann Rock Athletic Fields in East Providence.
Trail map.