• The Slater Mill (yellow) and Wilkinson Mill (stone), along the Blacktone River in Pawtucket RI

    Blackstone River Valley

    National Heritage Corridor MA,RI

Blackstone River Bikeway The Rhode Island Section

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation & Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management have made great progress with a 11.5 mile off-road segment already open to the public. The completed segment begins in Woonsocket, RI and heads south through the towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, RI.

In Ashton, RI, the Bikeway follows the route of the Blackstone Canal for three miles, mostly on top of the historic towpath. While at Ashton, visit the Captain Wilbur Kelly House Museum, a newly opened museum and visitor center adjacent to the Bikeway that offers free tours. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management manages the Rhode Island segments which have already become a popular recreation destination.

Interim on-road routes stretch north to the Museum of Work and Culture, and south to Providence, RI. While in Pawtucket, RI visit the Slater Mill, the Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution and the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center. From here, one can follow city streets into Providence to make a connection with the popular East Bay Bikepath that travels 14.5 miles along Narragansett Bay to the historic waterfront community of Bristol, RI.

For the latest information on the Rhode island portion of the bikeway, go to www.dot.state.ri.us/bikeri or www.vhb.com.

Blackstone River Bikeway Patrol formed in Summer 2008. For information, go to: www.blackstonebikewaypatrol.org.

 
Kelly House detail

Rhode Island Bikeway Maps
Follow the links below to see an overview map, and detailed sectional maps of the Blackstone River Bikeway in Rhode Island.

RI Bikeway Map
Woonsocket detail

Cumberland detail
Kelly House detail

Pawtucket detail
Providence detail

Did You Know?

Bike rider on Blackstone River Bikeway

That the Blackstone River Bikeway is under construction? When completed, this 48-mile long bikeway will link Providence, RI and Worcester, MA. Currently there are twelve miles of the bikeway open. More...