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The Best Places to Run in Rhode Island

Rhode Island might be a small state, but it packs a scenic punch! We’ve put together a guide to some of the best places to run in Rhode Island, featuring many of the coastal highlights as well as the city of Providence. Areas covered include Newport, the Narragansett area, Westerly/Watch Hill, Misquamicut Beach, and Stonington/Groton/Mystic just over the Connecticut border. There’s also a comprehensive guide to Block Island. There are wonderful coastal roads, beach runs, fancy residential areas, and historic tourist spots!

For more coastal running in neighboring Connecticut,  from the R.I border south to Greenwich. Check out the link below!

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Rhode Island - All Routes

This famous ocean community has some great running options. The highlights are the Cliff Walk (when not too crowded), and Ocean Drive, rated as one of the most scenic drives in the country. Includes the famous Bellevue Ave. mansions!

Block Island

Rhode Island - All Routes

Pretty much this entire island is a running treat! We've mapped a 10-mile 'Block Island Tour', plus other highlights including Mohegan Trail, Corn Neck Rd. to the Lighthouse, Clay Head, and Crescent Beach.

Westerly & Watch Hill

Rhode Island - All Routes

In Westerly, enjoy the pretty town center, Wilcox Park, Victorian homes along Elm St., and riverside Mechanic St. Our 6.2-mile Watch Hill tour features the scenic highlights of this historic coastal resort, with gorgeous homes & water views.

Blackstone River Bikeway

Providence, RI

Great option for a scenic off-road run through Cumberland, Lincoln, and Woonsocket. The 10-mile paved multi-use path that follows the Blackstone River, with some nice water views. Combination of woods, waterfront, and a couple of industrial sections.