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Riverpoint Park – West Warwick

  • Senator Donald E. Roch River Walk at Riverpoint Park/Jaycee Arboreatum
  • Hay Street, West Warwick, RI
  • Trailhead: 41°42’59.94″N, 71°30’52.28″W
  • Last Time Hiked: August 23, 2014
  • Approximate distance hiked: 1.2 miles
  • Easy with slight elevation.

 

Riverpoint Park is a recreation complex in West Warwick. It has several ball fields as well as basketball courts. There is also a river walk here. Parking by the Tim O’Brien field, the trailhead is just to the right of the field. It starts as an asphalt walk (which is known as the Jaycee corridor and arboretum) before passing under a trellis. From here the trail heads downhill and turns eventually into a dirt path. The trail then winds along the Pawtuxet River to the right through areas of woods and fields. Occasionally there are spots to view the river. Along this trail there is an interesting structure. It is the remains of an abutment. This was once part of a railroad bridge that crossed the river. The main trail then passes to the right of a pavilion before winding uphill to a parking area. From here my fellow hiker and I weaved our way through the parking lots back to the car.

I did not find a trail map on-line.

The River Walk At Riverpoint Park

The River Walk At Riverpoint Park

Phenix-Harris Riverwalk – West Warwick/Coventry

 
 

The last few weeks I have been exploring several bike paths and rail to trail sites in the area. This morning I was in the Coventry area checking out two more. The first was the Phenix-Harris Riverwalk. It is a short walk that follows the Pawtuxet River between Fairview Avenue in West Warwick and Lincoln Avenue in Coventry. It is a former railroad bed wedged between a residential neighborhood uphill and the river downhill. After this walk I made my way upstream to the Arkwright Riverwalk. Apparently there are plans to connect the two at some time.

I did not find a trail map on-line.

Phenix-Harris Riverwalk

Phenix-Harris Riverwalk

West Warwick River Walk – West Warwick

 

Starting at a parking at the West Warwick Youth Center the river walk follows the Pawtuxet River approximately a half mile to the Royal Mills Dam. There use to be a little more to this walk at one time, however, the flood of March 2010 washed away the footbridge that crossed over the river. (click link and forward to 4:21). The walk is easy and fairly level.

I did not find a map on-line.

Royal Mills Dam

Royal Mills Dam