Blackstone River State Park Lincoln, Rhode Island
Posted by: miatabug
N 41° 56.389 W 071° 26.667
19T E 297359 N 4645984
Quick Description: This state park entrance is reached through the I-295 North rest stop.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 9/26/2008 10:04:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM4T2E
This entrance to the park is shared with a rest area for I-295 North. The facility has a very large parking area. Park access can be reached by a paved trail starting at the side of the rest area building or be exiting the rear doors of the rest area, The trail trough the park is wide and paved. It is one of the best paved bike paths we have seen. There are cross trails that leave the bike path and can be used for walkers wishing to leave the pavement. The paved path is heavily shaded. The paved trail is currently 17 miles long with plans for an additional 14 miles of paved bike path.
Park Type: day use
Biking, walking, cross-country skiing, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing are among the activities available at this park.
Park Fees: Not listed
This park is considered part of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. The park hosts the Wilbur Kelly House Museum which is dedicated to presenting transportation history in Rhode Island particularly, the Blackstone River Canal which was constructed to link central Massachusetts to the Atlantic Ocean via Providence.
Link to Park: [Web Link]
Date Established?: Not listed
Additional Entrance Points: Not Listed
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