The East Bay Bike Path runs through multiple different towns in Rhode Island. The path starts at India Point Park in Providence, and continues to Independence Park in Bristol, RI. The path passes several state and local parks, recreation areas, and connects neighborhoods, schools and business districts.
While the name may directly associated with bikers due to it’s popularity with commuting cyclists heading to Providence, don’t let it stop you from taking advantage of the great run. Following the former Providence and Bristol Railroad, the path is fairly flat, despite one large gill as it switches from an alignment alongside Veterans Memorial Parkway in East Providence to the former rail right-of-way.
This trail will take you through stunning natural areas, as well as more urban enclaves. Spur trails lead to several parks and conservation areas, including Colt State Park in Bristol, Burr’s Hill Park in Warren, Veterans Memorial Hill Park, and Haines Memorial State Park in Burlington.
As you approach Bristol, there will be an intersection on the path marked by bike racks. At this point, the path will lead to the Rhode Island Audubon Society’s Environmental Education Center. The center features a state-of-the art, fully accessible natural history museum and aquarium, as well as all-season guided tours, nature walks and special family programs.
Options for getting back via public transportation include taking Bus 60 PROVIDENCE via EAST MAIN. Board bus at Hope NS Franklin Stop. Get off at South Main FS Wickenden.