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Blackstone

Blackstone River Tourism Center

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Rating: Easy/Moderate

Length: 8 Miles

Time Duration: 3 Hours

e Blackstone River Bikeway runs from Central Falls at the southern end to Woonsocket at the northern end.

We will be meeting inside the Tourist Information Center on Route 295 North at 11:00 AM. Shortly thereafter we will head down to the bike path and then hike north along the path for about 4 miles toward Woonsocket.

Directions; from the Providence area take Route 146 North to Route 295 North (Exit 9B). The Tourist Information Center is located in Lincoln about 1 mile north past the 146/295 interchange. There is a large parking lot that used to have a Dunkin Donuts and a Baskin Robbins in the Information Center. (RI directions at its finest)

Below is a MapQuest Link to the Information Center location:

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?name=Rest+Area%2FN&city=Lincoln+Town+Of&state=RI&address=I-295+N&zipcode=02865&country=US&latitude=41.93971&longitude=-71.45095&geocode=ADDRESS&id=265831022

If you drive past the information center on 295 North, take the next exit (10) onto Mendon Rd (RI 122) North and get back on 295 South. Follow 295 South to RI 146. Take the RI 146 South exit and then get back onto 295 North again.

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  • Betsy

    This was a great hike ! many thanks for the camraderie, and tactful pace of our leader to accommodate slow pokes ! Great to meet you all !

    January 23, 2013

  • Liz

    As usual fantastic people,stimulating conversation with the added bonus of a post hike barbeque. THANK YOU, Doug!!
    Betsy and Vickie it was great meeting the both of you.

    January 22, 2013

    • Vickie

      Great meeting you and the rest of the group too Liz. Hope to see you again soon.

      January 23, 2013

  • Janice B

    Hi:

    I got lost this morning. I actually took exit 9B and ended up in downtown Woonsocket. So I got at the tourism center way after 11:00 A.M. I arrived very late - 11:30. I walked until 1:30 p.m. I thought I might meet up with the group but to no avail. I asked everyone that past me if they saw a group up ahead and no one did. But any ways it was beautiful at Blackstone River today. There were some great photo ops. But I really missed the group.

    January 21, 2013

    • Liz

      Janice, that stinks! I'm sorry you got lost :(

      January 22, 2013

    • Janice B

      Liz me too

      January 23, 2013

  • Doug T

    Had a good time with the group and a nice lunch afterwards. Looking forward to our next get-together.

    January 21, 2013

  • Kenny P.

    Pleasant walk with some new folks. Thanks Liz. Had to run, however, sorry I did not say goodbye.

    January 21, 2013

  • Liz

    I would be honored to have you accompany us! See you tomorrow

    January 20, 2013

  • Kenny P.

    Liz can I come anyways? I will be in th area.

    January 20, 2013

  • Liz

    "This Meetup provides an opportunity to enjoy nature in the company of other adults without the distraction of cellphones, kids, and/or dogs." This was taken from the Introduction page of the Rhode Island Hiking Club. Unless there are extending situations, I will abide by this and all other by-laws of this club.

    January 20, 2013

    • Doug T

      NP

      January 20, 2013

    • Liz

      Thanks Doug!! PLEASE bring more videos/pics of your pup!

      January 20, 2013

  • Liz

    Steve, if you click on the link that's posted above, enter in your address, the site will give you specific directions.

    January 20, 2013

  • Steve M.

    I need directions from Newport

    January 20, 2013

    • Doug T

      Take 195W or 95N depending on your preferences to Rt 146N. Follow the signs to 295N (about 10 mi from Providence). Once on 295N the rest area will be on your right before you get to the next exit.

      January 20, 2013

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