Blackstone River Bikeway


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Blackstone River Bikeway


Location:Completed section is between Lonsdale and the George Washington Highway (Route 123).
Facilities:Picnic area, restrooms (é), paved trail (é).
Activities:Bicycling, jogging, roller blading, cross-country skiing.
Special Features:Bikeway will run along the Blackstone Canal Towpath from Pawtucket through Woonsocket to the Massachusetts border. Route is slated to be part of the proposed East Coast Greenway, a series of connecting bike paths stretching from Florida to Maine.
Address:c/o Lincoln Woods State Park
2 Manchester Print Works Rd
Lincoln, RI 02865

Phone:401-723-7892
Web: www.riparks.com/blacksto.htm
Size: 17-mile linear park (when completed).

See other parks in Rhode Island.
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If 30 miles and sampling beer is not your thing, bikers can choose to take part in a leisurely ride along the historic Blackstone Canal on the 11-mile Blackstone River Bikeway, enjoying a visit to the Kelley House Museum, viewing the spectacular engineering of the Route 116 Viaduct, designed in the 1930s, and also the Pratt Dam where the powerful Blackstone River forges through the "tubes.
The Columbia River State Highway Trail in Oregon and the Blackstone River Bikeway in Rhode Island, which are both millennium legacy trails.
Instead, they celebrated with trash bags, rakes and gloves cleaning the Blackstone River Bikeway in what they called a Bridal Shower Service Project.
If 30 miles and beer is not your thing, not to worry; you can choose to take part in a leisurely ride along the historic Blackstone Canal on the 11-mile Blackstone River Bikeway.
One of her significant projects is working with stakeholders and partners to complete the Blackstone River Bikeway, a bi-state endeavor creating and connecting 50 miles of bike trails between Providence and Worcester.
The park is one component of a vision for the neighborhood that includes plans for the Blackstone River Valley Visitors Center near Route 146, and a spur bike path connecting the complex with the Blackstone River Bikeway.
The Blackstone River Bikeway would be connected to the complex with a new spur bike path.
Among others, those places include Manchaug Falls, the Crown & Eagle Mill, the Blackstone River Bikeway, Slater Mill, River Bend Farm (formerly Voss Farm) and the Blackstone Canal.
Smith, principal planner with CMRPC, adding that there is potential for the land to be connected to the Blackstone River Bikeway or for a portion to be used for river walks.
Segment 7'' of the Blackstone River Bikeway will likely begin construction in late 2015, and when completed, the $5 million project, funded with state and federal money, will drastically change the look and layout of Francis J.
The facility will be adjacent to an "enhanced'' Blackstone Gateway and Middle River parks, which will include trails, boardwalks, observational platforms, "interpretive'' signage and kiosks, and links to the Blackstone River Bikeway.
They include the two visited Friday -- Kettle Brook Conservation Area and Parson's Cider Mill Conservation Area; as well as Cascade Park and Conservation Area, Perkins Farm Conservation Area, the Blackstone River Bikeway, Green Hill Park, Cristoforo Colombo Park (and the East Side Trail that connects Green Hill Park and Cristoforo Colombo Park), God's Acre Conservation Area, Bovenzi Park, Crow Hill Conservation Area, Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Tetasset Hills Trail.