Blackstone River Bikeway State Park

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Blackstone River Bikeway State Park

Rhode Island

(401) 723-7892

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Overview

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) is constructing this Bikeway, which is scheduled to be a 17.1 mile by 12-foot wide scenic bike-path. The southern end of the Blackstone River Bikeway will eventually link to the popular East Bay Bike Path, making a continuous 31.9 mile route for alternative transportation.

A riverfront park with bike paths, walking trails, canoe portage, freshwater fishing.

Map of Blackstone River Bikeway (RI)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.902660, -71.422548

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    The Bikeway is scheduled to be a 17.1 mile by 12-foot wide scenic bike-path.

  • Historic Sites

    The park offers Historical walking tours along the canal tow path, which was built in 1828. The Captain Wilbur Kelly House Museum is open from April to October and offers several exhibits, including those on railraods, canals, and highways. The museum also informs guests about the intersections of fields and factories.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is encouraged. Please do not litter.

  • Winter Sports

    Please contact the park for information on seasonal activities.

Seasonality/Weather

New England weather is subject to rapid change. Temperature during the summer is 80-90s, winter 20-40s and spring/fall 50-70s. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for outdoor activities, based on the season.

Directions

Driving

[North from Providence] 1. I-95 North to Route 146 in Providence. 2. Route 146 North to Breakneck Hill Road [approximately 5 miles] 3. East on Breakneck Hill Road (Route 123) [approximately 2.5 miles] 4. Enter Bikeway Entrance on left on Route 123 in Lonsdale

[South from I-295] 1. Exit 9 on I-295, South on Route 146 (approximately 3 miles to Breakneck Hill Road] 2. East on Breakneck Hill Road [Route 123] [approximately 2.5 miles] 3. Enter Bikeway Entrance on left off Route 123 in Lonsdale.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(401) 723-7892

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