About the Blueways Alliance:

The Blueways project began in 2006 when the Rhode Island Rivers Council and the National Park Service Rivers & Trails program brought together diverse interests from throughout the state to discuss and plan a comprehensive water trail network. The trails would link Rhode Island's rivers, lakes and ponds to Narragansett Bay and to the rivers in Massachsuetts that flow into the bay, and be used to promote safety, conservation, recreation and economic development. The Rhode Island Blueways Alliance incorporated in the state of Rhode Island as a non-profit corporation in late 2007 and now manages the Blueways project and this web site.

The Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Blueways Alliance, with organizational affiliations:

The Rhode Island Blueways Alliance's current work is funded by our members (see below) and by the following (listed alphabetically):

We would also like to the thank the following member organizations (listed alphabetically), whose contributions help make this project possible. We encourage you to patronize these businesses and support these organizations, and thank them for their support! We also encourage you to join us! For information on business, organization, family and individual membership in the RI Blueways Alliance, please see our membership page!

Eastern Mountain Sports - Kayak School

Kayak School Address: Lincoln Woods State Park, Lincoln, RI  Telephone: 401-762-8587

Cranston Retail Store: Garden City Shopping Center, 176 Hillside Road, Cranston, RI 02920  Telephone: 401-944-5500

Middletown Retail Store: Middletown Square, 1313 West Main Road Middletown, RI 02842  Telephone: 401-762-8587

Services: Kayak School: lessons, guided trips throughout New England and Maryland, boat rentals (on the water location), kids and special needs camps, American Canoe Association and British Canoe Association instructor certification training. Sporting goods stores.

The Kayak Centre of Rhode Island

Address: 9 Phillips Street, Wickford, RI 02852

Telelphone: 888-732-5292

Services: Sporting goods store, lessons, guided trips, adventure travel, boat rentals (on the water location)

Queen's River Kayaks / Kenyon's Grist Mill

Address: 21 Glen Rock Road, Usquepaugh, RI 02892

Telelphone: 401-667-0434

Services: Boat rentals (on the water location) and guided trips

REI - Cranston

Address: 22 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston, RI 02920

Telephone: 401-275-5250

Services: Sporting goods store, adventure travel

Rhode Island Canoe/Kayak Association (RIC/KA)

Save the Bay

Address: 100 Save the Bay Dr., Providence, RI 02905

Telephone: 401-272-3540

South County Tourism Council

Address: 4808 Tower Hill Rd. Suite 101, Wakefield, RI 02878

Telephone: 401-789-4422


The Rhode Island's Blueways network came into being through the contributions of the following formative partners and contributors (listed alphabetically):


Rhode Island Blueways Alliance • c/o WPWA • 203 Arcadia Road • Hope Valley, RI 02832