Take a Hike! (or paddle or bike ride)
Rhode Island is a great hiking, boating and bicycling state!
The best guide for hiking and paddling by far is Explore Rhode Island’s Blueways and Greenways. For example, it lists all the hiking trails by town, length, and difficulty. Click on the name of the trail to learn its history and special features.
This locally-produced resource is brought to you by two nonprofits: the Blueways Alliance and the Rhode Island Land Trust Council.
A “user-reviewed” site is EveryTrail. People contribute their favorite hikes, so it’s not a complete list of all available trails. Most entries tend to be five years old or older and is sort of the “Yelp!” of hiking. It’s a national guide.
AllTrails works like EveryTrail but the reviews are more recent.
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy offers TrailLink , a detailed guide to the state’s bike paths. Like Explore Rhode Island, it lists length, difficulty and – important – the road surface on which you’ll be biking.