Posts Tagged ‘ Walking Paths ’

Easton Pond – Newport

 

Known mostly by locals, is a short stone dust path atop a portion of the levees of Easton Pond. The path follows most of the western edge and part of the northern edge of the pond. There are two entrances to the walking path. One is on Old Beach Road, but parking is not really an option here. The second entrance is at a parking lot for the Newport Little League field on Ellery Road. From the walking path looking south you can see over Memorial Boulevard and First Beach to the Atlantic Ocean. Keep in mind that only the stone dust path is open to the public. The remainder of the levees are off limits. You could add additional mileage to this walk by following Old Beach Road south to Memorial Boulevard and then continuing along the Cliff Walk.

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Walking Path Along Easton Pond

~~This walk is dedicated to a friend who recently experienced a tragic loss. You are in all of our thoughts my friend. Hang in there.~~

Capron Park – Attleboro

 

Capron Park is mostly known for its zoo. The park area out in front of the zoo has a few walking paths and a loop road. Joggers and walkers are seen here quite often exercising. The park also has plenty of monuments, a gazebo, a bandstand, and a rose garden. The zoo is open year round.

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Walkway and Gazebo

Balfour Riverwalk – Attleboro

This small river front park by the Attleboro Library offers a short paved walking path. Within the downtown park is a skate park, playground, and a volleyball area. The walkways are flanked by several trees, monuments, and park lamps. The Ten Mile River passes the park.

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Balfour Riverwalk

Meadow View Bike Path – Warwick

This short bike path connects two neighborhoods on Warwick Neck. The paved bike path was once part of a street that the city of Warwick closed. There are two wooded parcels on each side of the bike path that have short spur trails. The trees and shrubs make for good bird watching.

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Along The Bike Path

McHale – East Greenwich

  • McHale Property/East Greenwich Loop Trail
  • Avenger Drive, East Greenwich, RI
  • Trailhead: 41°38’2.41″N, 71°29’6.41″W
  • Last Time Hiked: October 26, 2016
  • Approximate distance hiked: 1.5 miles
  • Easy.

 

Once the land of the McHale Sand And Gravel Company, this property today is home to the cross country course for the high school and is open to the general public. Opening in August of 2016 it has quickly become a favorite walking spot for locals. The path here starts at the cul-de-sac at the end of Avenger Drive just beyond the high school and athletic fields. The stone dust path first winds through a small open area before passing through a wooded area along Fry Brook. The path then comes to the loop. Two times around the loop would give you the distance required for the track team. For this hike I went around the loop once. It weaves through the property slightly up and over small hills as it passes through small fields. The path is lined with trees and small shrubs that serves as a haven for birds.

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The Path at McHale

Briggs Park – Cranston

  • Briggs Park/U.S. Senator John H. Chafee Athletic & Recreational Complex
  • Hope Road, Cranston, RI
  • Trailhead: 41°45’12.97″N, 71°30’43.32″W
  • Last Time Hiked: September 21, 2016
  • Approximate distance hiked: 1.0 miles
  • Easy.

 

In western Cranston there is a rather large athletic complex along Hope Road. The complex is home to the Cranston West Little League and several soccer fields. There is a half mile paved walking track around the largest field on the east side of the property. At the southern end of the walking path is a trail that leads to the west side of the complex and the nearby Hope Highlands Middle School. Exploring the trails and doing one lap on the walking path was just about a mile.

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Walking Path

Cricket Field – Johnston

This small park offers a short, but easy walk along the Woonasquatucket River between Johnston and North Providence in an neighborhood known as Greystone. Previously the field was used as a ball field. In the early 20th century this property was used to play cricket (hence its namesake) and soccer by teams from the nearby Greystone Mill. Today the park is newly renovated with brick walking paths, a gazebo, and a canoe launch among its perennial flowers and fresh landscaping.

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Woonasquatucket River In Greystone