Rail Trails Local to Southern MA and RI


 Washington Secondary Bike Path

Below are links to many of the rides I have posted on various blogs.  Find the ride your of your interested and click the link.   There you will be given a description of the ride, directions to the starting point, links to photos, Garmin connect and much more.

Bike Paths

Blackstone River Bike Trail

– Currently, 10 miles of bike path are open to the public in Central
Falls, Lincoln, & Cumberland, RI. An additional 2.5 miles of bikeway
are complete in Worcester and Millbury, MA.

Cape Cod Canal

This bikeway follows the Cape Cod Canal through sections of Bourne and
Sagamore, respectively. Maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers, it
offers fantastic views of the canal’s various boat traffic, along with
the area’s quaint shoreline scenery of unique homes and natural beauty.

Cape Cod Rail Trail

The Cape Cod Rail Trail (CCRT) is a paved bikeway that runs 25 miles
from South Dennis to Wellfleet. The terrain is relatively flat with some
minor grades in certain sections in the Lower / Outer Cape areas,
specifically Orleans and Wellfleet. It easily offers the greatest
variety in scenery and natural landscapes of all the regional bike

East Bay Bike Path (EBBP)

The East Bay Bike Path is the first multi-town bike path built in Rhode
Island. The bikeway travels 14.5 miles from India Point Park in
Providence to Independence Park in Bristol. The path connects
neighborhoods, schools and business districts and is a popular route for
cyclists who commute to work in Providence by bike.

Cycling the entire path takes approximately 1 1/4 hours. Heading from north to south from Providence: It’s 1 1/4 hours back also.

Shining Sea Bikeway on Cape Cod

  The Shining Sea Bikeway hugs the coast from Falmouth to Woods Hole and
then beyond to North Falmouth, winding along the Vineyard Sound
shoreline. Ideal for casual and beginner cyclists, it was built on a
former railroad right-of-way. The paved path is level for nearly its
entire 10.7-mile distance with only a slight grade in certain spots.

Washington Secondary Bike Path in Rhode Island 

 -The Washington Secondary Bike Path is the state’s longest bike path at 19 miles from Cranston Street in Cranston to Log Bridge Road, just past Route 102, in western Coventry. It is named for the abandoned rail corridor once served by the Providence, Hartford, & Fishkill Railroad.

The path is often referred to locally by the segment names given as the path was built, and these include, from west to east: Trestle Trail, Coventry Greenway, West Warwick Greenway, Warwick Bike Path, and Cranston Bike Path.


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