Blackstone River Bikeway
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A joint project of GARI and the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council
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Existing bike path in Rhode Island
Rhode Island section
Length: Two 3-mile sections paved. A special bridge over the river connects them.
Total mileage will be 45 miles between Pawtucket and Worcester, Mass.
Grade: Predominately flat with steep hills to exit at Ashton Bridge parking area.
A couple of slight rises on stretch in Cumberland.
Trail condition: Excellent for paved sections. Some unpaved sections passable on foot.
Special characteristics: This path will combine bike path segments alongside former
and existing rail right of ways, as well as canal tow paths, and on-road sections. The path offers
many scenic views of the Blackstone River, its canals and dams.
Natural attractions nearby: Boating and fishing (catch and release only) in the Blackstone
River at certain places. Swift moving currents in some sections and unmarked dams with steep drops.
Historical attractions nearby: Slater Mill, Kelly House, old mill villages, farms and historic
homes. Many resources being identifed as part of National Heritage Corridor designation.
Services nearby: Shops, restaurants, museums, schools, government centers, libraries and river tours.
Directions: From Rte. 95, take Rte. 146 north to Rte. 123 east. Follow couple of miles to access
road on left (well marked).
Additional parking information: Take Rte 116 east off Rte. 146 to parking lot just before Ashton Bridge.
Small parking lot in Albion section of Cumberland. Cross bridge, take left on Rte. 122 south, take left at sign to Albion.
General orientation map
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GARI Committee Chairwoman Sue Barker
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