(PROVIDENCE TO BRISTOL, RI) -- What could have been
14-plus miles of an out-of-business transportation route is now a
nature's paradise called the East Bay Bike Path, filled with amazing
views of the Narragansett Bay, abundant plant life and the always great
feeling of being by the Rhode Island coast.
East Bay Bike Trail Offers Memorable
Coastal Scenery in Rhode Island
by Eric J. Hurwitz. Article updated on Aug. 19, 2017.
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It's amazing how an abandoned railway can turn into a scenic,
recreational treasure, ideal for bicyclists, joggers, in-line skaters
The bike path starts in the great City of Providence, then goes through
posh Barrington, busy and interesting Warren and ends in Bristol, a
beautiful town with Patriotic pride, historic buildings and homes, and
great little shops and restaurants.The 10-ft. wide path is
exceptionally well-maintained and bikers seem to be more respectful
than those on certain Massachusetts bike trails that seem to have a
maniacal sense of self-entitlement and ownership of the given path.
It's a relaxing experience, with a chance to view various perspectives
of the Bay, cross pleasant bridges, rest at welcoming benches, and
places to eat along the way.
If you're lucky, a Del's Lemonade truck will await you with some
fabulous frozen lemonade -- we had such fortune at the Colt State Park
entrance to the bike path where we started our mini-trip through the
Bristol part of the East Bay Bike Path.
So natural, so scenic, so New England, the East Bay Bike Path is indeed
a great introduction to viewing the New England coast while getting
great exercise whether riding the whole path or just a portion.
Visit the Rhode Island Department of Transportation web site to
find out more about the East Bay Bike Path, including how to access
the path and directions on
how to get there.
visit to Colt State Park in Bristol
to enjoy a day trip in Warren, Rhode Island
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