Discover Rhode Island Guide Book

by Christie Matheson (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Discover Rhode Island  by Christie Matheson

232pp/photos/topo maps
ISBN: 1929173458

Rhode Island may be small, but there are hundreds of opportunities for outdoor adventure packed into its magnificent woodlands, lakes and coastline. This new book in AMC's popular Discover series invites you to explore every corner of the state on 50 hikes, mountain bike trails, quietwater paddles, and sea kayaking trips. From Mount Tom and Arcadia to Bristol Harbor and beyond, you'll discover white sand beaches, rocky coves, winding bike trails, wildlife-filled ponds, nature preserves, and much more. For short excursions or daylong adventures, this three-in-one guide is a must for exploring Rhode Island's natural treasures on foot, by bike, or on the water.

© 2004 Christie Matheson/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Discover Rhode Island" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.
... Preview: A fun loop on the north side of Rhode Island’s largest protected area. With close to 40 miles of trails and dirt roads winding through its almost 14,000 acres, Arcadia is a mountain biker’s paradise. ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Exeter, RI - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: A winding trail through Rhode Island’s largest protected area. Ask people in the know about hiking and biking in Rhode Island, and they’re sure to mention Arcadia Management Area, the largest manageme ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Exeter, RI - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.7
... Preview: A quiet paddle in a mostly undeveloped inland marsh habitat. Just a short distance inland from Wickford Harbor lies Belleville Pond, a 159-acre pond teeming with wildlife. The water is shallow—8 feet ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
North Kingston, RI - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: A streamside trail leads to short tumbling falls. The Ben Utter Trail was named for George Benjamin Utter, who was part of the original trails committee of the Narragansett Chapter of the Appalachian ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Exeter, RI - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: An educational trip through the historic Blackstone River Valley. The 46-mile Blackstone River, which flows from Worcester, Massachusetts, to Providence, was a key element of the American Industrial R ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Woonsocket, RI - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4.25
... Preview: Paddle around the bog mats at the center of this biologically rich reservoir. This 226-acre reservoir in the George Washington Management Area used to be all bog, but these days it’s much more paddler ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Glocester, RI - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: A mix of footpaths and gravel trails that leads around a pretty pond and up Penny Hill. Another yellow-blazed trail in Arcadia Management Area’s system, the Breakheart Trail passes Breakheart Pond and ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Exeter, RI - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.3
... Preview: A fairly quiet paddle through a historic harbor. If you enjoy gazing at beautiful sailboats, an occasional yacht, and a few large waterfront houses, but want to avoid all the chaos of Newport, try the ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Bristol, RI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: A varied ride that includes part of the North-South Trail. At 2,359 acres, Carolina isn’t Rhode Island’s biggest management area, but it offers an interesting variety of terrain and stretches to the b ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Richmond, RI - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: A breathtaking hike along clay bluffs high above the ocean. Offering sweeping vistas over dramatic plunges to the ocean below, the Clay Head Trail boasts some of the most beautiful views of any hike i ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Block Island, RI - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: A dramatic seaside walk offering glimpses of the magnificent Newport mansions. Not many trails offer hikers a glimpse of the Gilded Age of history, but this point-to-point 3.5-mile trail (7.0 miles ro ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Newport, RI - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: A partly paved ride on a piece of the East Coast Greenway. In 1991, a group of bikers, walkers, and runners formed the East Coast Greenway Alliance with the goal of one day creating a 2,600-mile traff ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Coventry, RI - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: A well-maintained bike path traveling from Bristol to Providence along the northeast shore of Narragansett Bay. This trip is paved, but it’s still technically off-road. Rhode Island is taking part in ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Bristol, RI - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14.5
... Preview: Catch glimpses of salt marshes, seabirds. and the Sakonnet River on this woodland walk. This short, beautiful walk in the woods can offer something new every time you visit. Maintained by the Audubon ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Tiverton, RI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: A beautiful and potentially challenging paddle on the Sakonnet River. Unlike other saltwater "rivers” mentioned in this book, the Sakonnet doesn’t resemble a river much at all. It is the easternmost e ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Tiverton, RI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: A long, pleasant ramble through a historic refuge. The most noted feature of the Parker Woodland is its collection of more than a hundred mysterious rock cairns (beehive-shaped stone piles ranging in ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Coventry, RI - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: A long, mostly flat ride on dirt roads and trails. The main hiking trail of the George Washington Management Area, the Walkabout Trail, is not meant for bikers, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t good ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Glocester, RI - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.7
... Preview: Miles of bridle paths provide a pretty ride near Narragansett Bay. Goddard Memorial State Park, located right in Warwick and perched on the banks of Greenwich Bay, has been called Rhode Island’s most ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Warwick, RI - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Dirt roads and double-track trails lead to a large, quiet pond. This 3,349-acre management area comprises freshwater wetlands, red maple swamp, cedar swamp, forest, and a small percentage of agricultu ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
South Kingston, RI - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: This shallow, 5-square-mile estuary is a good place to paddle even in somewhat rough conditions—water is rarely deeper than waist-high, so you aren’t likely to get into much trouble. The bay is a rich ... From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Warwick, RI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 10