The East Bay Rail Trail is a 14.5 one way bike path built along the route of the old train line from East Providence to Bristol. It was elected to the Rail Trail Hall of Fame and is one the country’s premier bike paths and certainly one of the best on the East Coast.
An early start on the East Bay Rail Trail. The path starts in East Providence and here crosses Watchemoket Cove.
The East Bay Bike Path is full of what I shall term “forest cats.” If one keeps a close eye, there is always a cat around.
“No pictures please….meow.”
Nearing the Bristol terminus of the East Bay Rail Trail. Hurricane Sandy is two days out but fast approaching.
Sip n Dip is a popular local coffee shop in Bristol, Rhode Island, that is right off the East Bay Rail Trail
Linden Place is a museum in Bristol, Rhode Island that resembles The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. The open gate seems to be beckoning foolish mortals.
Beginning the return trip.
This 1895 merry-go-round is all that remains of the once famous Crescent Park amusement park that was razed in 1979. At one point Crescent Park was known as “The Coney Island of the East.” The merry-go-round is still open in the summer but not today in the late Fall.
The East Bay Rail Trail roles past the old Riverside Square train station…now occupied by “Elite Tanning.”
Approaching East Providence, the Easy Bay Rail Trail follows the abandoned railway grade near a very impressive mansion of The Squantum Association.
A view of Providence, Rhode Island, 29 miles after completing the East Bay Bike Path.