Enjoy a bike ride on this scenic 13-mile path in Rhode Island.
The East Bay Bike Path takes riders on an unobstructed cycling experience. This paved biking path is 10 feet wide and follows the former rail bed of the Providence and Bristol Railroad. Along the way, the path connects to 8 different parks, including India Point Park in Providence, Bold Point and Squantum Woods in East Providence, Haines and Veteran's Memorial Park in Barrington, Burr's Hill Park in Warren, Colt State Park, and Independence Park in Bristol.
The bike path was built between 1897 and 1992 and was constructed in 4 phases as the property was acquired. Phase 1 (4.17 miles) is Riverside Square to Barrington Country Road. Phase 2 (2.38 miles) is County Road, Barrington to Franklin Street, Warren. Phase 3 (3.87 miles) is Franklin Street, Warren, to Independence Park. Phase 4 (3.98 miles) is Riverside Square to India Point Park, Providence. Cyclists will ride by coves and marshes, ride over bridges, and pass many neighborhoods, schools, and business districts. The path is mostly flat, but there is 1 large hill alongside Veterans Memorial Parkway as the alignment switches. It is very popular for exercise, recreation, and commuters heading into Providence. Much of the path goes right along the shoreline of Narragansett Bay, and the views are wonderful.