Biking & Hiking

If you enjoy bicycling and hiking there are some great routes, trails and paths close to our house. In fact, the section of route 1A that runs near our house is the Rhode Island State Scenic Bike Route. Take a left on 1A and pedal south pass the Narragansett Town Beach, Town Pier, beautiful stately homes, and Scarborough State Beach right to the Point Judith Light House! You could also try heading north up to the old seaport town of Wickford or continue to Goddard Park in East Greenwich, RI. Some of our favorite hiking, horse back riding and cycling spots are listed below.

Our Favorites

Black Point

Narragansett, RI
South on route 1A just before Scarborough Beach is a great place for hiking, biking, photography, or surf fishing. The trail runs along the beautiful rocky section of the shore, past some great fishing spots. The gorgeous grass paths cut through the native greenery and lead all the way to Scarborough Beach. Bring your camera because there are a ton great spots for photographs along the way! If you make it all the way to the trail’s end there is a wonderful opportunity to explore the remains of an old stone waterfront home that no doubt was lost during a big storm.

Rome Point

North Kingston, RI
Just a few miles North on route 1A on the right past the junction of route 138 are the Rome Point Hiking and Mountain Biking trails. This spot has a variety of terrain, single track trails that cut through the cool forest, wide sandy trails that run along the beach and overlooks a protected cove with sailboats on their moorings and shell fisherman at low tide. There is also a very private mile long sunny beach of seashells with a spectacular view of the bridges to Jamestown and Newport. If you have the energy to get all the way to the northern most point, keep your voices low and you may be lucky enough to see a whitetail deer or our favorite seasonal guest the seals that visit and hang out here.

Goddard Park

East Greenwich, RI
Just off of Route 1 in East Greenwich, Goddard Park attracts thousands of visitors each year as Rhode Island’s most popular Metropolitan Park. The park offers a beautiful natural environment with spacious lawns, fields, and forested areas with a variety of trees from all over the world, including 62 deciduous and 19 evergreen species. Visitors can make use of a nine hole golf course, an equestrian show area, 18 miles of bridle trails, 355 picnic tables, 11 game fields, and a new performing arts center for weddings, concerts, picnics, and special events.

William C. O’Neill Bike Path

South Kingstown, RI
Phone: 401-789-4422
The William C. O’Neill Bike Path is a 7.8 mile paved bike path beginning at the historic Kingston Train Station, skirting the Great Swamp and the scenic Ministerial Road areas and leading to Peace Dale and Wakefield ending at Route 108. It is suitable for bikers, walkers and in-line skaters and has beautiful photography opportunities. The path crosses historic Main Street in Wakefield.

Access and Parking

You can access the bike path at the following points:

  • Amtrak Station on Rt. 138 in Kingston
  • Ministerial Road in West Kingston
  • South Road in South Kingstown
  • Curtis Corner Middle School on Curtis Corner Road, South Kingstown
  • Rodman Street in Peace Dale
  • Parking is available at Kingston Station and at Curtis Corner Middle School.

Wilson Park Bikeway

North Kingstown, RI
Phone: 401-294-3331
The Wilson Park Bikeway is a 1.5 mile loop circling the seventy-five-acre Wilson Park in Colonial Wickford. The path offers picnic spots, hidden coves, water views, and nearby shopping for antiques and boutiques. The path is suitable for bikers, walkers and rollerbladers, with full handicap accessibility.

There are also a selection of State Parks in Rhode Island that you can learn about here.

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