Length: 9.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: Providence, RI to Worcester, MA, Railtrail/canalway joins Providence, RI, to Worcester, MA.
States: Rhode Island
Latitude: 41.9064 Longitude: -71.3979
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The bikeway is a recreational trail as well as alternative transportation facility which connects New England's 2nd and 3rd largest cities: Providence, RI to Worcester, MA. This bi-state facility connects 15 "Preserve America" municipalities along the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River. It is also the center of the National Park Service's "John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor."
The revitalization this trail has created along the banks of the Blackstone River has been phenomenal. This little river has an important history, being involved in the beginning of the American Industrial Revolution in the 1870s, and today the river is once again the center of attention. The Chamber of Commerce is so pleased with this trail that they created a website for it, www.blackstoneriverbikeway.com
Although portions of the Bikeway are still under design and construction, we are seeking NRT designation of the completed nine miles. We feel the designation will go a long way in helping move the project to final completion.
Width: 127 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Asphalt
Average Grade: 2%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: 150
Year Designated: 2005
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
Division of Parks and Recreation
2321 Hartford Ave
Johnston , RI 2919
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