right|thumb|400px|The Washington Secondary Bike path includes several bridges.
The Washington Secondary Rail Trail
(also known as the Washington Secondary Bike Path
) is a rail trail
located in Rhode Island
The trail measures and has sections which are paved and unpaved. It runs along an abandoned rail corridor of the former Providence, Hartford, & Fishkill Railroad.
The trail serves the communities of Coventry
, West Warwick
, and Cranston
. Sections of this path are sometimes referred to in relation to Narragansett Bay
, such as the "West Bay Bike Path" and "East Bay Bike Path."
Long term plans envision the Washington Secondary Rail Trail connecting with the Blackstone River Bikeway
and the East Bay Bike Path
. The Washington Secondary Rail Trail is a designated section of the East Coast Greenway
The designation of the Washington Secondary Bike Path starts at the south/western paved end of the Coventry segment. West of this point, the trail is known as the Trestle Trail
to the Ct state line. The pavement continues for north/east until the town line with West Warwick. Over the duration of the 4.0 paved miles, the Coventry greenway passes alongside the Flat River Reservoir, Knotty Oak Cemetery , the Merrill S. Whipple Conservation Area, Tiogue lake, and the upper branch of the Pawtuxtet river over 4 bridges (3 water, 1 road, 1 of them a truss
design). The path follows the direction of RI......