The North South Trail
The trail runs 72 miles through rural western
Rhode Island, traverses eight towns and passes through seven
state-owned forested management areas. While principally a multi-use trail
accommodating hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikes, some segments are
restricted to hikers only. While most sections are off-road, certain links
run along town roads. Call 401-781-8117 for maps and information on events.
Block Islands Greenways
25 continuous miles of walking and hiking trails
offer the ultimate way to see Block Island's grassy meadows,
stone walls, inland moors, majestic Mohegan Bluffs, and plentiful wildlife.
The Nature Conservancy office on Block Island, 401-466-2129, provides
Newport's Cliff Walk
Begining at Memorial Boulevard, the 3.5 mile picturesque
walk overlooking the Atlantic Ocean adjoins many famous Newport
summer mansions. Designated a National Recreation Trail in 1975.
Providence River Walk
Rivers have been rerouted to reveal waterways
edged by beautifully landscaped riverwalks. Venetian-style bridges
now connect downtown Providence to the College Hill and historic
East Side areas.
Walkers, joggers, and bicyclists love to use this
favorite 1.5-mile East Side trail. The tree-lined boulevard and
stately homes provide a park-like atmosphere with plenty of beautiful
A converted railway, this five-mile, unpaved greenway
is popular with many hikers and bicyclists. Three miles of the
trail have been designated as the first Rhode Island segment
of the East Coast Greenway, which will span from Maine to Florida.
Contact Coventry Parks & Recreation,
Arcadia Management Area Trails
This impressive 14,000 acre recreation
area in the Southwestern part of the state is home to many sports
including hiking, mountain biking, swimming, horseback riding
and motorcycling. 401-539-2356.
For more information about hiking see:
Rhode Island Greenways Council.