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Ride the Bike Paths

Providence Monthly Magazine ·

1. East Bay Bike Path
This 14.5-mile bike path was the first to be completed in Rhode Island and remains the state’s most scenic bikeway. Mostly flat except for one short but steep hill in East Providence, the path runs from India Point Park in Providence to Independence Park in Bristol, rewarding riders with frequent water views and a low-speed tour of some of the East Bay’s most scenic coastal towns.

2. Washington Secondary Bike Path

The state’s longest (19 miles) bike path transports riders from the urban core of Cranston to the lush woodlands of Coventry, highlighted by views of the Pawtuxet River, the historic Bradford Soap Works and the beautiful Flat River Reservoir. Planned extensions will stretch the path right to the Connecticut Border.

3. Woonasquatucket River Greenway Bike Path
With alternating on- and off-road segments, this path is a leafy oasis in the heart of Providence’s densely developed West Side, Johnston and North Providence. Riders can pedal 5 miles from the Providence Place Mall to Lyman Pond in Johnston, with short spurs at the Button Hole Golf Course and dam behind Rising Sun Mills.

4. Blackstone River Bikeway
Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution history comes to life along this 11.6-mile bike path, which runs alongside the Blackstone River and the remnants of the Blackstone Canal from Valley Falls to Woonsocket.

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