Blackstone River Bikeway Association

Blackstone River Bikeway AssociationBlackstone  Heritage Corridor or National Park Service   The Blackstone River Bikeway will ultimately extend forty-eight miles from Worcester, MA to Providence, RI, the length of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, running, where possible, alongside the Blackstone River and/or Canal. When completed, the bike path project will result in a mostly off-road alternative transportation facility passing through the historic Blackstone Heritage Corridor. Google Map
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Blackstone River State Park

Blackstone River State Park Lower River Rd. between Rte. 126 and Rte. 122 Lincoln RI 02865 333-1100 Located between the Blackstone River and Blackstone Canal, the riverfront park contains walking and bike paths, canoe portage, and fresh water fishing. Historic walking tours along the canal built in 1828 are available. Captain Wilbur Kelly House Museum (April-October) features exhibits on canal, railroad and highways. A canoe launch is located in the heart of the Blackstone River State Park. You can paddle both the canal and the river from here or do a round trip using both. The canal has no current and so is great for beginners, and it also avoids the quickwater on the river and the difficult portage around the Pratt Dam, 2.7 miles downstream. Google Map
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Blackstone Valley Bikeway

Blackstone Valley BikewayRI DEM Front St. Pawtucket, RI 02860 401-723-7892

10 miles of scenic off-road bikeway along the historic Blackstone River and Blackstone Canal with additional on-road “sharrows” connecting to Massachusetts border and the East Bay Bikepath.

Parking available at*:

110 John Street, Lincoln, RI
690 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, RI
Blackstone River State Park Visitor Center, I-295 North (between exits 9 & 10), Lincoln, RI
School Street, Lincoln RI (on Cumberland border with Albion Road)
1 Davison Avenue, Woonsocket, RI
Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 53 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI

*Address numbers are approximated. Please look for proper lots and signage upon arrival.

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Buck Hill Management Area Benson Mountain Trail

Buck Hill Management Area Benson Mountain Trail, Burrillville, RI With access to the North South Trail (77-mile trail that crosses the entire state of Rhode Island), Buck Hill – like the name suggests – has difficult inclines and rocky trails that can be challenging for riders. This spot is very beautiful as well with fun features and historic granite markers to search for..

Burrillville Bike Path

Burrillville Bike Path1.2 mile off-road paved bikeway that connects the villages of Harrisville and Pascoag. The path is great for biking, walking, jogging, and even cross-country skiing during the winter months.

Entrances at:
Eastern Avenue, Pascoag, RI
10 Railroad Avenue, Burrillville, RI (park at  Burrillville Skatepark, 185 Chapel Street)
65 Mowry Street, Burrillville, RI (park at Stillwater Mill Complex, 1 Tinkham Lane)

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Chepachet Village

Chepachet VillageAlong Rte. 44 Glocester RI  02839I    Chepachet Village takes visitors back into the early 19th century where they can relive what the area was like around 1810, when it was a major stop along stagecoach routes and a northern Rhode Island mercantile center. Viewers can visit numerous antique and collectible shops, eat at fine restaurants such as the Purple Cat and Stagecoach Tavern, or visit the Brown & Hopkins General Store, in business since 1809. In the northern end of town, where Route 44 passes the junction of Routes 100 and 102, sits a barn-like structure called Old Chepachet Village. Nearby, artist Nancy Chase crafts stained glass items at the Holidaze Stained Glass Studio. Management area, basketball, boat Ramp, canoeing, freshwater fishing, kayaking, lake or river access, playground, rollerskating, shuffleboard, cross-country skiing, freshwater swimming, tennis court, bird watching trail, hiking trail, jogging trail, skatebaording, shopping. Google Map
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Diamond Hill Bike Trail

Diamond Hill 4097 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland, RI  02864 A former hill used for skiing has become a true destination of mountain bike and fat bike enthusiasts, and enduro races. With many trails ranging from easy to double-black diamond, Diamond Hill is a top place to ride in Rhode Island. Google Map | TrailForks Maps

Grace Note Farm Inn

Grace Note Farm Inn969 Jackson Schoolhouse Road. Pascoag, RI  02859  401-567-0354 Located adjacent to the George Washington Management Area, the Grace Note Farm Inn offers FARMSTAY, a unique opportunity to work and live on an antique farm in the foothills of Northwest Rhode Island. Participate in the day-to-day chores of maintaining the farm, enjoy outdoor activity or simply take in the beautiful vistas, sounds of nature and breath in the fresh air. Accommodations, bed and breakfast, inn or guest house, shared bathroom, smoke free, Blackstone Valley and Northern Rhode Island, cross-country skiing, bike trail, bird watching trail, hiking and jogging trail, horseback riding, wildlife viewing. Holds weddings with a capacity of 35 + outside tent and same sex friendly for weddings. Google Map
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Joseph O. “Brock” Blanchard Memorial Management Area

Joseph O. "Brock" Blanchard Memorial Management Area562 Round Top Road Burrillville, RI  02830 The site provides access to about 210 acres of forested habitat, lush Hemlock forests, swampland abundant with wildlife, nearly 3 miles of maintained trail, access to the Nipmuc River and opportunities for an educational outdoor classroom.  The Boy Scouts of America, Pascoag Troop 100 have rebuilt a number of wetland crossing log passes, created a series of outdoor benches for an outdoor classroom, post marked special habitat areas along the trail which identify key vegetation and built two kiosks for user information.  The trail is marked with white tree brandishes so users can navigate around the site trail and to the river access point. Google Map<br>
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Leisurely Bike Tours

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council  175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200
4 hour guided tours take place through the back roads of Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley. The tours provide a fun and relaxing way to experience the heritage, culture, nature and recreation of the Valley, with several stops throughout. 2016 Dates: Begin June 11, 2016
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Riverfest

River Island Park, Woonsocket, RI 02895  Listen to music from Atlantic Thrills and other excellent acts, eat delicious local food, and enjoy art, workshops and recreation.  Morning bicycle rides/parades will start from the north (Uxbridge) and from the south (Providence) meeting up at each end of the NEW SHARROWS coming through the city. 2016 DATE: TBD Google Map

Slater Memorial Park

Slater Park825 Armistice Boulevard Pawtucket RI 02861 401-728-0500×257 Offers 18 picnic sites, tennis courts and ballfields, paddle boating (swan boats), gardens, dog park, walking paths, pony rides, the historic 1685 Daggett House and historic Looff Carousel, built in 1895. Pony rides for kids take place in the old zoo area that is now set up like a small farm. The Marconi Gardens, near the Armistice Boulevard entrance, is a popular spot for wedding photos, and include a footbridge and gazebo. Permits are required for photos. The Casino houses the RI Watercolor Society Art Gallery. 1 mile of trail in the Ten Mile River Greenway is open with an additional 1.5 mile segment from Slater Park to the Kimberly Ann Rock Athletic Fields in East Providence is substantially complete. Winter Wonderland, Haunted House and other events take place here. Google Map
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Steere Hill & Phillips Farm

Putnam Pike, Rte. 44 Glocester, RI The Steere Hill area is comprised of four abutting parcels acquired from 1967 to 2010 with a total of 448 acres.  Steere Hill is open year round from sunrise to sunset. During the winter months it is open for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. In warm weather Steere Hill is a popular place for horseback riding, jogging, geocaching, dog walks, and casual walks. The 68 acre Phillips Farm was the first property acquired by the GLT in 1990. Phillips Farm is an historic homestead that was known variously through the years as Phillips Farm, Cutler Farm, and Cutler’s Tavern. Before the 1920’s this farm was the Cutler Farm and the site of the historic Cutler Inn and Tollbooth. The area encompasses a variety of different habitats including wetlands, forest, and open fields. The elevation of this relatively compact parcel (approximately 68 acres) varies sufficiently so that many excellent views of the natural features are afforded over a short walk. Although most of the trees are second growth, many have reached full maturity; among them is a stand of American beech. There is also an apple orchard that is over 100 years old. The extensive streamside wetlands support a diversity of ferns and flowering plants which bloom in succession from early spring well into the summer. West of Phillips Farm is the 208 acre Steere Hill Nature Preserve acquired in 2002. During the early 20th Century, both Phillips Farm and Steere Hill were used for orchards, hayfields, woodlots, and livestock. Recently the GLT has created wildlife habitat of tall native grasses for threatened ground nesting bird species in Phillips Farm and the summit of Steere Hill. West of Steere Hill is Heritage Park, a 115 acres woodland acquired by the Town of Glocester in 1967 as part of the state’s Green Acres program. South of Heritage Park is the 57 acre LePlat Woodland acquired by the GLT in 2010. Google Map
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Ten Mile River Greenway Bikepath

A gorgeous path with slight rolling hills that connects several parks and fields.

Parking available at:
Doreen Tomlinson Field, 401 Dagger Avenue, Pawtucket, RI
Slater Park, 401 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI (in back, behind Pawtucket Animal Shelter)
Kimberly Ann Rock Athletic Fields, 240 Ferris Ave, Rumford, RI