East Bay Bike Path
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Length: 14.5 miles of paved bike path with connection to 3 miles of paved path in
Colt State Park in Bristol.
Grade: Predominately flat with one steep hill in East Providence. Path exposed to
Narragansett Bay on upper and lower stretches, making for occasional stiff head winds.
Trail condition: Good to average. This is the state's oldest major bike path. A long
section in Barrington was resurfaced in 2001. Narrower than most newer bike paths.
Special characteristics: This path provides a vision for all other bike paths in
Rhode Island, connecting five communities. Terrain is very diverse from city to urban
waterfront to bayfront to forested areas to neighborhoods and villages centers.
Natural attractions nearby: Boating and fishing in Narragansett Bay. Passive
recreation in Colt State Park. Wildlife viewing at Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Education Center in Bristol, with long boardwalk bisecting the path.
Historical attractions nearby: Historic homes and shopping districts in East
side of Providence, Warren center, Bristol.
Services nearby: Shops, restaurants, museums, schools, government centers,
libraries, parks, ferries.
Directions: From Route 95, take Rte. 195 east to Gano Street exit. Take left to
India Point Park. Trail begins at right with ramps to path running on bridge alongside highway.
Additional parking information: Numerous other parking places along entire stretch.
Closest lots to northern terminus include two lots on Veterans Memorial Parkway in East
Providence. Continue on Rte. 195 east to Riverside exit. Lots are on the right hand side.
General orientation map
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GARI Committee Chairwoman Sue Barker
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