Rhode Island’s beautiful East Bay Trail!

Ride your bike by the water from Providence toward Bristol on this Rhode Island multi-use trail.

This trail runs 15 miles starting in Providence, Rhode Island, along the Narragansett Bay south to Bristol. The East Bay Trail connects to the main East Coast Greenway route, and we rode 10 miles of it while in Providence in mid-November. It’s an old railway line, so it’s flat. Yes, there’s wind to offset that. You’re always near the water, but it also runs past a supermarket. How cool is that — being able to get groceries via the trail?

It felt incredibly busy with bikers, walkers and joggers on a late Friday afternoon. I’m not giving Veterans Day all the credit — a lot of us don’t get it off.

The photo I wish I could have taken: The shadows of us on our bikes against a golden backdrop of fading grasses and foliage to the east as the sun was setting in the west.

Instead I took these:



Providence doesn’t have a bike-share system, but it does have some cool architecture in its coming-back-to-life downtown. That peacock is pretty subtle.


This guy isn’t.providence-indian

What a moon!providence-moon

And I’d like to be back for Providence’s WaterFire events, where these metal braziers (now used by this sea gull) are lit up. Sneak a peek under the nearby bridges — that’s where the wood is stored.



Author: alliumstozinnias

A gardener (along with the Brit) who has discovered there is more than hybrid tomatoes. And a cyclist.

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