For a scenic 10k out and back along the water, the Ten Mile River Greenway in East Providence/Pawtucket is a great option. This lovely, 3-mile paved route follows the Ten Mile River starting from the Kimberly Ann Rock Athletic Fields. It continues north through Slater Memorial Park and the Ten Mile River park in Darlington. Some sections wooded, other sections with attractive water views.
The Fred Lippitt Woonasquatucket River Greenway runs along the west bank of the Woonasquatucket River from Lyman Ave in Johnson to Allepp Street in Providence. It’s a great option near Rhode Island College, and up to 4.4 miles one-way. ROUTE MAP TRAIL MAP.