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East Bay Bike Trail Offers Memorable Coastal Scenery in Rhode Island

by Eric J. Hurwitz. Article updated on Aug. 19, 2017.

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Riding the East Bay Bike Path for incredible scenery in Rhode Island.

(PROVIDENCE TO BRISTOL, RI) -- What could have been 14-plus miles of an out-of-business transportation route is now a nature's paradise called the East Bay Bike Path, filled with amazing views of the Narragansett Bay, abundant plant life and the always great feeling of being by the Rhode Island coast.

It's amazing how an abandoned railway can turn into a scenic, recreational treasure, ideal for bicyclists, joggers, in-line skaters and walkers. The bike path starts in the great City of Providence, then goes through posh Barrington, busy and interesting Warren and ends in Bristol, a beautiful town with Patriotic pride, historic buildings and homes, and great little shops and restaurants.The 10-ft. wide path is exceptionally well-maintained and bikers seem to be more respectful than those on certain Massachusetts bike trails that seem to have a maniacal sense of self-entitlement and ownership of the given path. It's a relaxing experience, with a chance to view various perspectives of the Bay, cross pleasant bridges, rest at welcoming benches, and places to eat along the way.

If you're lucky, a Del's Lemonade truck will await you with some fabulous frozen lemonade -- we had such fortune at the Colt State Park entrance to the bike path where we started our mini-trip through the Bristol part of the East Bay Bike Path. So natural, so scenic, so New England, the East Bay Bike Path is indeed a great introduction to viewing the New England coast while getting great exercise whether riding the whole path or just a portion.

Visit the Rhode Island Department of Transportation web site to find out more about the East Bay Bike Path, including how to access the path and directions on how to get there.

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