Sports and Recreation

Abbott Run
Abbott Run Valley Rd Cumberland RI

Aldrich Brook
Breakneck Hill Rd Lincoln RI

Alysworth Park
Alysworth Ave Woonsocket RI 02895

Outdoor tennis

Black Hut Management Area
Black Hut Road Burrillville RI 02830  401-568-4300

1200 acre site for hunting and hiking.

Blackstone Gorge
North Smithfield RI  508-883-1500

May be the most breathtaking section of the Blackstone River and its last wild stretch. Here you can stand on the rocky cliffs and look down into the river 80 feet below. Here the Blackstone River cascades over the Rolling Dam and provides a rare glimpse of the heavily industrialized river as it looked 200 years ago. When the water levels are low, stepping stones allow the hiker to have access in crossing the river. DIRECTIONS: Follow Rte. 146 north to exit Rtes. 5/102. Go right at the end of the ramp onto Rte. 146A. At 1st light, to left onto St. Paul Street. Follow to end into Blackstone, Mass. Turn left onto Rte. 122 north, then bear left at next intersection (watch for Heritage Corridor site signs). After .6 mile, cross over bridge, then go left onto County Street. Park at the end of the street. The Rolling Dam is straight ahead; the gorge is through the woods on the left. There is a small parking lot.

Blackstone River
Stone bridge on Roosevelt Ave Central Falls RI

Blackstone River
At the Albion Dam via Rt 122 on John St Cumberland RI

Blackstone River
Rt 122 at the Albion Dam Cumberland RI

Blackstone River
Rooselvelt Park/Main St & St. Paul St via Rt 122 N. Smithfield RI

Blackstone River State Park
Lower River Road bet Rte. 126 & Rte. 122 Lincoln RI 02865  401-333-1100

Located between the Blackstone River and Blackstone Canal, the riverfront park contains walking paths, canoe portage, and fresh water fishing. Historic walking tours along the canal built in 1828 are available.

Blackstone Valley Bicycle Path
Front Street, Pawtucket 401-723-7892 Fax: 401-724-7951

17 mile bikeway linking Woonsocket to Pawtucket, and eventually extending up to Worcester. The recently completed first leg is 7 miles from Front Street to the Blackstone State Park at the end of Lower River Road. The path is open to bikers, walkers, roller skaters and baby strollers. Parking is available at both ends. More details

Boston-Providence Skydiving Center
NorthCentral Airport Lincoln RI 02865  401-333-1212 Fax: 800-656-3663

Sky diving. Open 7 days per week, March - November. Tandum jumping from 10,000 feet. Video and still photos available.

Bowdish Lake Camping Area
PO Box 25 Putnam Pike, Rt 44 West Glocester RI 02814  401-568-8890

Bowdish Reservior
In George Washington Management Area off Rt 44 Glocester RI

Fishing & boat launch, gravel ramp, no outboard motors.

Branch River Park
Rt 102 Glendale RI 02826

outdoor tennis

Brandy Brook
Runs under Rt 44 Glocester RI

Brieswood Farm Riding Academy
100 Abbott Run Valley Road Cumberland RI 02864  401-333-3336

Brunswick Walnut Hill Bowl
1666 Diamond Hill Road Woonsocket RI 02895  401-762-9300

Buck Hill Management Area

1300 acre site for hiking and hunting.

Buck Hill Trail
Buck Hill Management Area

4.7 mile hike which has abundant wildlife. Along this trail are tiny ponds with nesting boxes which provide housing for the wood ducks. Hikers are actually walking in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The stone wall indicates being close to the Masssachusetts border. A brook will bring you close to the Connecticut border. In the spring, you might even see a fox or a deer, not to mention other animal tracks. Along the trail are places to stop and rest. ACCESS: Take RI 100 north from Pascoag to Buck Hill Road and turn left. The entrance is 2.3 miles from the turnoff. You will pass a fire tower and a road for a Boy Scout Camp on your left, then a rifle range on the right, before reaching the gravel access road, also on the right.

Butterfly Pond
Great Rd via Rte 146/Rt 123 Lincoln RI

Camp Ponagansett
Rustic Hill Rd Chepachet RI 02814 401-647-7377

Casimir Pulaski Memorial State Park
Rte. 44 Glocester RI 02814  401-568-2013

Located in the George Washington Management Area, it features freshwater swimming, picnicking, cross country skiing, sledding, camping, birdwatching and hiking. Also includes primitive tent and trailer campsites with fireplaces, tables, drinking water, toilets, and shelters.

Cass Park
Cass Ave Woonsocket RI 02895

Walking paths and benches, pond for fishing, tennis and basketball courts, baseball fields, skating rinks and street hockey courts, playground

Cass Pond
Cass Ave Woonsocket RI

Chase Farm
Great Road, Rte. 123 Lincoln RI 02865  401-333-1100

Sledding, hiking and special events.

Chepachet Farms & Carriage Works
226 Tourtellot Hill Road Chepachet RI 02814 401-568-9996

Horse-drawn hay and sleigh rides, wedding carriage, trolley service and petting zoo.

Chepachet River
Rt 44 to Douglas Hook Rd Glocester RI

Chockalog Brook
Runs under Brook Rd access via 98 Burrillville RI

Clear River
Runs under Rt 98 Burrillville RI

Fishing & boat launche in the form of a cement slab ramp.

Country View Country Club
79 Club Lane, RR4, Colwell St. Burrillville RI 02830  401-568-7157

18 hole, par 70, 6067 yard course. Play 18 holes only. Tee times 7 days in advance. Accepts Visa, MC. Snack bar & lounge.

Courier Park
Broad St Cumberland RI 02864

Outdoor tennis courts

Crook's Falls Brook
Smithfield RI

Cumberland Beagle Club
Nate Whipple Hwy, Rt20 Cumberland RI 02864  401-333-9790

Skeet shooting

Cumberland Shaft Shop
211 Broad St Cumberland RI 02864  401-722-4740

Archery shop and shooting range

Daggett Avenue Ballfield
Daggett Avenue Pawtucket RI 02861  401-728-0500


Dennis Lynch Ice Arena
Beatty & Dexter ST Pawtucket RI 02860  401-728-7420

Ice skating

Diamond Hill Park
Rte. 114 Cumberland RI 02864

Named for its mile-long face of veined granite quartz, Diamond Hill is another great place to do some jogging or hiking, have a picnic and enjoy a free concert. The town sponsors the free Summer Concert Series in July and August. Climb to the summit and you can see for miles around on a clear day. Once you've gotten to the top of the former ski slopes (the smaller hill on the left is a much easier hike) you come to walking trails from which you can see the Diamond Hill Reservoir to the east and Woonsocket and beyond to the west. (Watch out for loose rocks and some shaky footing when near the top of the tallest ski slope). There are picnic sites throughout the park with permits required only for outings and barbecues. The pond in front of the bandstand is a favorite of kids looking for frogs and tadpoles. Bring a net and bucket for observing, but remember to return the catch to the pond when through. Bathroom facilities are open only on days at special events and outings by permit. The park is just a few miles north of I-295.

Dunn Park
Mason St Woonsocket RI 02895

Outdoor tennis

Durfee Hill Management Area

Connected to the George Washington Management Area, it contains 1400 acres of woodlands offering hiking trails and some hunting.

Echo Lake Campground
PO Box 4 Moroney Rd Pascoag RI 02859  Helen Moroney 401-568-5000 Fax: 401-568-7109

Fairlawn Golf Course
3 Sherman Ave. Lincoln RI 02865 401-334-3937

9 hole, par 54, 2534 yards. Cash only. No carts.

Forecourt Racquet & Fitness Club
44 Cray St Cumberland RI 02864  401-333-4480

Francis Corrigan Park
Higginson Ave Central Falls RI 02863

Outdoor tennis

George Washington Management Area
2185 Putnam Pike Chepachet RI 02814  401-568-2013 

Globe Park
Avenue A Woonsocket RI 02895

Outdoor tennis

Glocester Country Club
Putnam Pike, Rte. 44 Glocester RI 02829  401-949-3330

Glocester Heritage Park
Rte. 44 to Chestnut Road Glocester RI 02814  401-568-6209

Walking trails

Green Lake Beach & Georgiaville Beach
Lakeside Drive Smithfield RI 02917


Harris River
Woonsocket RI

Heritage Park Trail
Chestnut Oak Rd.

Parents will love the short hike, about 1.75 miles, perfect for little children. The trail is overflowing with wildlife. Along the trail are birdfeeders, picnic tables, a play area and shepherd's hut, a reproduction of the huts used before the area was returned to the forest. The hut is a low room with rock walls and grass growing on the roof. ACCESS: US 44 (between Harmony and Chepachet) to Chestnut Oak Rd. Turn west and proceed .4 miles to a sign and the parking lot on the left.

Hidden View Farms

Holiday Acres Campground
591 Snake Hill Rd Glocester RI 02857  401-934-0780

Horsepower Carriage Rides
1435 Snake Hill Road North Scituate RI 02814 Bill Tower 401-568-8294

Horse carriage rides

Howard Pond
Howard Rd Cumberland RI

Jenks Park
Broad St Central Falls RI 02863  401-727-7455

Built on land donated to the city by Alvin Jenks in 1890, the Park contains the Cogswell Clock Tower, erected in 1904. The Tower stands atop Dexter's Ledge, which was used as an Indian lookout during King Phillip's War in 1676. There is no charge to climb the tower and enjoy a spectacular view of the Valley. The city sponsors Sunday afternoon concerts throughout the summer, and the tower is open for observation on concert dates, and during special events and festivals. There are walking paths and a gazebo. HOURS: Open year-round from dawn to dusk.

John W. Cole, Inc.
6 Adelaide Road Chepachet RI 02814  401-568-9303 Fax: 401-568-7659

Horse-drawn transportation for all occasions. Carriage service. Belgian horses.

June Rockwell Levy Community Ice Skating Rink c/o Burrivlle School Department
425 East Ave, PO Box 464 Harrisville RI 02830  401-568-7120 Fax: 401-568-2615

Keech Pond
Chestnut Hill Rd Glocester RI

Fishing & boat launch, no outboard motors.

Lake Washington
Off Rte. 44

Boat launch with no outboard motors.

Lapham Pond
Rt 102 Burrillville RI

Laporte's Pond
Rt 126, Manville Park Lincoln RI

Levy Ice Arena
Burrillville School Dept., 425 East Ave. Harrisville RI 02830  401-568-7120

Lime Acres
Jenckes Hill Road Lincoln RI 02865

Outdoor tennis

Lime Rock Preserve
Wilbur Rd. Lincoln RI 02865

A beautiful and unique habitat which supports more rare plant species than any other site in Rhode Island. Lime Rock Preserve is an excellent place to watch the seasons change, explore walking trails, or look for animals and plants like migrant warblers, raccoons, and trout lilies. winter is a good time to observe animal tracks in the snow and learn to identify trees and shrubs by their silhouettes and buds. In the fall, the tall deciduous trees are ablaze with color, and the bright orange and yellow leaves, as they fall, make a colorful path upon which to walk. The preserve is laced with trails illustrating a wide variety of distinctive New England habitats -- rich woodlands, forested swamps, streams, open water, and calcareous ledges. Lime Rock is considered to be one of Rhode Island's top natural areas because of its unique and abundant plant life. Records of notable botanists visiting the area date back over 100 years. DIRECTIONS: To reach Lime Rock from Providence, take Route 146 to 246 north. Take 246 north to Wilbur Road. Turn left onto Wilbur Road. Roughly .5 miles on the right will be the entrance to the Lime Rock Preserve and a small parking area across from Just Right Printing Company. It is somewhat difficult to locate, so keep a careful eye out.

Lincoln Family Entertainment Center Lincoln Lanes
5 HigginsonAve Lincoln RI 02865 Ed Melucci 401-725-0323

Twin River
100 Twin River Road, Lincoln, RI 02865 General Manager: Craig Sculos
401-723-3200 Fax: 401-727-4770 Toll Free 1-877-82RIVER

Located in Lincoln, Rhode Island, Twin River, formerly Lincoln Park, is Rhode Islandís favorite gaming & entertainment destination. On site, youíll find everything from 4,752 VLTs, live greyhound racing and simulcasting, to entertainment and a bevy of dining options. Twin River is undergoing a $220 million renovation to expand its facility to create a world-class gaming facility. DIRECTIONS: From Boston: I-95 South to I-295 South to Rte. 146 south to Lincoln, RI. From Worcester: Rte. 146 South to Lincoln, RI. From Connecticut: I-95 North to Rte. 146 North to Lincoln, RI. Follow signs from Rte. 146. Website

Lincoln Woods State Park
2 Manchester Print Works Road, Rt. 146 & Rt. 123 Entrances Lincoln RI 02865

Features one of the area's largest freshwater beaches, the park includes swimming, picnicking, boating, baseball, freshwater fishing, horseback riding, naturalist and recreational programs, road races, special events, walking and jogging, snowmobiling and ice skating. There are 92 picnic tables and fireplace sites, 2 picnic shelters, 2 games fields, 1 little league field, 10 miles of bridal trails, a boat ramp, bathhouse, concession stand and information office. HOURS: Open year round.

Manville Sportsman Rod & Gun Club
Sayles Hill Road Manville RI 02838  401-762-5916

Meadows, The
Off Mill Street North Smithfield RI 02896  401-767-1310

Hiking trails

Melody Hill Golf Course
P.O. Box 369 55 Melody Hill Lane Harmony RI 02829  401-949-9851

Par 71, 6185 yard course, opened in 1967. Play 9 or 18 holes. Pro Shop, no tee times. Cash payment only. Snack bar and bar. Carts available.

Monastery, The
Rte. 114, Diamond Hill Road Cumberland RI 02864  401-728-2400

Site of a former Cistercian Monastery, portions of the original monastery buildings are still intact despite a fire in the 1950's. Home to the Cumberland Public Library. Also contains jogging and walking traits, and horseback riding is allowed. HOURS: Dawn to dusk.

Mowry A.L. Pond
Smithfield RI

Mowry Meadow Pond (Grist Mill Pond)
West off Rt 94 Glocester RI

Mt. St. Charles Ice Arena
800 Logee St Woonsocket RI 02895  401-769-0310 Fax: 401-769-7727

Ice skating.

Nine Foot Brook
Glocester RI

North Branch
Smithfield RI

North Smithfield High School
Greenville Road No.Smithfield RI 02896

Outdoor tennis

Oak Hill
Lyman St Pawtucket RI 02860

Outdoor tennis

Oak Leaf Campground
43 Oak Leaf Way West Glocester RI 02814  401-568-4446

Ocean State Sports Center
8 Court Drive Lincoln RI 02865  401-334-4500

Volleyball, soccer, flag football, roller hockey, deck hockey

Pacheco Park
Main St North Smithfield RI 02896

Outdoor tennis

Pascoag Reservior (Echo Lake)
Rt 100 or Rt 44 to Jackson Schoolhouse Rd Burrillville RI

Pawtucket Red Sox
PO Box 2365 Pawtucket RI 02860 Chairman: Ben Mondor
401-724-7300 Fax: 401-724-2140 Email

Triple A farm club of the Pawtucket Red Sox offers a inexpensive evening out for the family in a park that's retained its old fashioned appeal despite renovations completed just before the 1999 season. In addition to the new stadium seating, there is also a new beam that circles the entire outfield to give fans a casual viewing area in a picnic-like atmosphere. A number of special events are run throughout the season and pre-game barbecues and party tent reservations are available for groups or organizations. ADMISSION: Box Seats: $7, General Admission: $5; Children 12 and under: $4, Senior Citizens: $4. BOX OFFICE HOURS: When on the Road: 9 am - 5 pm; When at home: 9 am - 9 pm. DIRECTIONS: I-95 North: Exit 28 (School St.), follow School St. 2 blocks to Pond St., turn left on Pond to Columbus Ave. I-95 South: Exit 2A (Newport Ave., Pawtucket), follow Newport Ave. 2 miles, take right on Columbus Ave., follow 1 mile.

Pawtucket River
Off School Street Pawtucket RI

Peck Pond
In Pulaski State Park via Rt 44 and Pulaski Rd West Glocester RI

Pierce Park & Riverwalk
High Street Central Falls RI 02863  401-727-7400

Site of Captain Michael Pierce's fight with the natives as part of the King Phillip's War in March of 1976, it is the city's first riverfront park and includes a scenic overlook, riverbank walkway and recreational facilities. HOURS: Daylight hours, year round.

Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, Audubon Society of RI
12 Sanderson Rd Smithfield RI  401-949-5454

77 acre refuge of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, the Refuge contains over 2 miles of trails through pine forest and open fields, a library and a gift shop, in addition to being the Society's headquarters. The Audubon Society has dedicated the refuge for quiet walking, observing and learning about wildlife, capturing plants and animals with photographs, and protection of wildlife. Powder Mill has fine pine stands, a pond and a brook. There are 3 trails. The blue trail is 35 - 40 minutes, the orange trail is 15 - 20 minutes, and the yellow trail is 55 - 65 minutes. A complete trail trip is about 2 miles and takes about 90 minutes. DIRECTIONS: 295 to exit 7B onto Route 44 west. At the 3rd set of lights, turn left onto Route 5 (Sanderson Road). Turn left at the 2nd driveway. The refugee is located behind the mall. HOURS: Mon-Fri, 9-5 p.m.; Sat, 10-4 p.m.; Sun, 12 noon-4 p.m. OPEN: Dawn to dusk for trails. 949-5454.

Rally Point Racquet Club, Inc.
15 Church St. Greenville RI 02828  401-949-0320

RI Rock Gym
210 Weeden St. Pawtucket RI 02860 401-727-1704

RI Sports Center FJS Arena Court
1186 Eddie Downing Hwy., Rt 146 North Smithfield RI 02896  401-762-1588

Ice skating

River Island Park
Market Square Woonsocket RI 02895  401-762-6400

Contains walkways, benches and a canoe launch are and provides an excellent view of the river, skating rink and bandstand. Site of Woonsocket's Riverfest.

Roller Kingdom
1983 Diamond Hill Road Woonsocket RI 02895 401-766-6347

Round Top Brook & Pond
Rt 98 to Brook Rd Burrillville RI

Sayles Hill Rod & Gun Club
Sayles Hill Road Manville RI 02838  401-762-5916

Silvy's Brook & Silvy's Pond
Diamond Hill State Park, Rt 114 Cumberland RI

Slater Memorial Park
Armistice Boulevard Pawtucket RI 02861 William Mulholland 401-728-0500x257

The Park offers 18 picnic sites, tennis courts and ballfields, gardens and 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, 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. HOURS: 9 am - 9 pm. See more info for hours and fees for individual attractions. More details

Smith & Sayles Reservior
Sand Dam Rd Glocester RI

Fishing and boat launch, no outboard motors.

Smithfield Municipal Ice Arena
101 Pleasant View Ave. Smithfield RI 02917  401-233-1051

Ice skating arena.

Sneech Pond
Nate Whipple Hwy. Rt 120 Cumberland RI

Spring Grove Pond
By the Town Hall on Rt 44 Glocester RI

Spring Lake
Rt 102 to Spring Lake Rd to Black Hut Rd Burrillville RI

Fishing & boat launch, gravel slope ramp, no outboard motors; lake swimming, penny arcade machines from 1920 and 1930. More details

Start: County Rd. End: Blackstone-Market Square

RIVER MILES: 26.4 - 30.1 DESCRIPTION: Quickwater, Class I SCENERY: Forrested, urban PORTAGES: 31.3 mi. dam

Start: Lonsdale End: Slater Mill, Pawtucket

RIVER MLES: 40.2 - 43.9 DESCRIPTION: Flatwater, Quickwater SCENERY: Forested, Urban PORTAGES: 42.2 mile dam, 43.3 mile dam

Start: Market Square, Woonsocket End: Main St., Manville

RIVER MLES: 30.1 - 34.3 DESCRIPTION: Flatwater, Class I-II SCENERY: Urban, Forested PORTAGES: None

Start-End: Ashton Dam End: Lincoln-Lonsdale

RIVER MILES: 37.5 - 40.2 DESCRIPTION: Flatwater, Class I-II (in river), Flatwater (in canal) SCENERY: Towns PORTAGES: 39.9 mile road (in canal).

Start-End: Main St., Manville End: Ashton Dam, Lincoln

RIVER MLES: 34.3 - 37.5 DESCRIPTION: Flatwater, Quickwater SCENERY: Forested PORTAGES: 36.0 mile dam.

Stonybrook Rod & Gun Club
19 Lower Road Lincoln RI 02865  401-724-8712

Sucker Pond
Rt 102 Burrillville RI

Sunset Stables
1 Twin River Rd. Lincoln RI 02865  401-722-3033

Horseback riding

Sylvester's Pond
Cumberland Hill Rd by the professional building Woonsocket RI

Tarklin Pond
1/2 mile west of rRt 7 on Tarklin Rd Burrillville RI

Tucker Fields
Mendon Road Cumberland RI 02864

Outdoor tennis courts

Upper Rochambeau Pond
Old River Rd Rt 126 Lincoln RI

Upper Slatersville Reservior
Off Rt 102 N. Smithfield RI

Fishing & boat launch.

Vernon Park
Corner of Night and Carnation St Woonsocket RI 02895

Outdoor tennis

Veteran's Park
Smithfield Ave Pawtucket RI 02860

Outdoor tennis

Wakefield Pond
Wakefield Pond Rd via Rt 100 & Buck Hill Rd Burrillville RI

Fishing and boat launches, no outboard motors.

Walkabout Trail, The

Contains 3 trails: 8 miles, 6 miles and 2 miles. ACCESS: Take US 44 to the George Washington Camping area, about 4 1/2 miles west of Chepachet. Turn right onto the campground road and continue .3 miles until you reach a lane that runs by the park office on the left. Turn and park along this wide lane.

Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club
200 Brook Road Harrisville RI 02830  401-568-7171

Waterman Reservior
Along Rt 44 Harmony RI

Wenscott Reservior (Twin River Reservior)
Bisected by Rt 7, Douglas Pike Smithfield RI

Wilbur Pond
Walk in from George Washington Memorial Forest Burrillville RI

Willow Road Field
Pleasant View Avenue Smithfield RI 02917

Outdoor tennis

Wilson Reservior
Rt 100 Burrillville RI

Fishing & boat launch, 10hp limit on outboards.

Windsor Park
Snake Hill Road Harmony RI 02829

Outdoor tennis

Woonasquatucket Reservior
Rt 5 and 16 Smithfield RI

Woonsocket Health & Racquet Club
600 Social St Woonsocket RI 02895  401-766-6766

World War II Memorial State Park
Woonsocket RI 02895  401-762-9717

The site of Woonsocket's annual Autumnfest as well as many seasonal events, this park is unique in that it contains a pond with a freshwater beach right in the middle of the city. Facilities include freshwater swimming, picnicking, tennis, volleyball, horseshoes, concerts, ice skating and special events. It also contains a bathhouse, 2 tennis courts, 2 volleyball courts, 2 horseshoe courts, a playground, shuffle board, bandstand, first aid room, and an information office. HOURS: Daylight Site of Woonsocket's Autumnfest. | |

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