The Best Bike Paths in Rhode Island
There's no better way to see the state than on two wheels.
A canoe or kayak might be the easiest way to get out on the water, but Rhode Island’s network of bike paths also offers impressive water views. Check out the guide below to find a local path.
Blackstone River Bikeway
Total length: 18.2 miles. Water view: Blackstone River. Vibe: Relive the region’s industrial past along this former transportation corridor featuring interpretive signs and restored mill buildings. Easy access points: River’s Edge Recreation Complex, Woonsocket; Front Street, Cumberland; former Lonsdale Drive-In, John Street, Lincoln.
East Bay Bike Path
Total length: 14.5 miles. Water view: Providence River. Vibe: Catch glistening views of the Providence River as it empties into Narragansett Bay and sample the best of the East Bay on this pitstop-friendly bike path. Easy access points: India Point Park, Providence; Veterans Memorial Parkway, East Providence; Haines Memorial State Park, Barrington; Independence Park, Bristol.
South County Bike Path
Total length: 7.8 miles. Water view: Saugatucket River. Vibe: Families delight in this kid-friendly path that passes through woods and quaint historic villages, ending just one mile from Narragansett Town Beach. Easy access points: Kingston Train Station, West Kingston; Main Street, Wakefield; Narragansett Community Center, Narragansett.
Woonasquatucket River Greenway
Total length: Five miles. Water view: Woonasquatucket River. Vibe: Urban and trendy, this mural-strewn route lands travelers in the heart of Olneyville. Follow the on-road markers to access the Farm Fresh RI Food Hub on Kinsley Avenue. Easy access points: Hillside Avenue, Johnston; Merino Park, Providence; Aleppo Street, Providence.
Ten Mile River Greenway
Total length: Three miles. Water view: Ten Mile River. Vibe: This little-known path ducks through Slater Park and passes behind neighborhoods on its quiet ramble along the Massachusetts state line. Easy access points: Daggett Field, Pawtucket; Slater Park, Pawtucket; Kimberly Ann Rock Memorial Complex, Rumford.
Washington Secondary Bike Path
Total length: Nineteen miles. Water view: Pawtuxet River. Vibe: Traveling west to east across Rhode Island, this path covers diverse terrain, from Coventry’s wooded Trestle Trail to the denser villages of Cranston. Easy
access points: Railroad Street, Coventry; Riverpoint Park, West Warwick; West Natick Road, Warwick; Cooney Playground, Cranston.
Quonset Bike Path
Total length: 3.7 miles. Water view: Narragansett Bay. Vibe: Primarily used to access nearby Calf Pasture Point Beach, the Quonset Bike Path offers an easy walk with a stunning reward in the form of views of Narragansett Bay. Easy access points: Marine Road, North Kingstown.
Warren Bike Path
Total length: One mile. Water view: Kickemuit River. Vibe: Short and sweet, this tree-lined path accesses Warren’s athletic fields and “broken bridge” across the Kickemuit River. A future extension will connect to Barker Avenue on the west side of the river. Easy access points: Asylum Road, Warren.