Turner Reservoir, East Providence
City of East Providence
Description & Overview:
Following the dirt trail along the west side of the Ten Mile River you will soon come to a grassy area near the Turner Dam. Continue to follow the grassy shore of the reservoir to a trail the leads into the woods. This section of trail is rather narrow as it follows the shore of the reservoir behind a residential neighborhood before coming to Newman Avenue. Here you turn right (being aware of traffic) and cross the causeway between the Turner Reservoir and Central Pond. Here you cross into Seekonk and then right onto Arcade Avenue. Just north of utility pole 1416 is a blue blazed trail into the woods. This long stretch of trail follows the shores of the reservoir once again passing behind the Seekonk High School. Along the way there is a side trail that loops on a peninsula with sweeping views of the reservoir. The wooded trail ends back at the earthen dam where there are some more sweeping views of the reservoir. From here, walk down the hill and the loop continues along a series of boardwalks that wind through the wetlands along the river. The trail then ends at another parking area along Pleasant Street. Turn right and cross the bridge over the Ten Mile River to reach the first parking area. The main loop is blazed blue and the smaller peninsula loop is blazed orange.
Hours: sunrise to sunset, open all year
Miles of Trails: 2.7 miles
Miles of ADA Accessible Trails: 0.5 miles
Trail Width: Typical one person footpath in most areas, some road walking, and areas of boardwalks
Trail Rating: Easy Explanation
Trail Rating Key
Easy: Trails are relatively smooth and the route is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy network of trails in an urban or suburban setting where help is always readily at hand. A map may be useful but is not necessary.
Moderate: Somewhat more strenuous trails or harder to follow trails. Trails are well-marked but following them requires a trail map and a trail map is readily available either at the site or online.
Difficult: Strenuous trails, trail systems that mostly involve multi-mile loops and trail systems where there is no available trail map or the trails are not marked.
Are Dogs Allowed? Yes. Dogs must be on leashes and owners must pick up waste.
Is Horseback Riding Permitted? No
Are Bicycles (non-motorized) Permitted? No
Is Hunting Permitted? No
Trailhead Name: West Trailhead
Driving Landmarks: Trailhead and parking lot on Pleasant Street (RI Route 114 A) in the Rumford section of East Providence. The parking area is on the left 0.2 miles south of the intersection of Route 114 (Pawtucket Avenue) and Route 114A (Pleasant Street), opposite Hunts Mills and before the bridge that crosses the Ten Mile River.
Parking: Yes: Parking lot, 6 spaces, no overnight parking
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No
Trailhead Name: East Trailhead
Driving Landmarks: Trailhead and parking lot on Pleasant Street (RI Route 114 A) in the Rumford section of East Providence at the State Line. The parking area is on the left 0.3 miles south of the intersection of Route 114 (Pawtucket Avenue) and Route 114A (Pleasant Street) just after the bridge that crosses the Ten Mile River. This trailhead is ADA accessible and leads to a (quarter mile) section of boardwalks and stone dust paths along the river.
Parking: Yes: Parking lot, 13 spaces, no overnight parking
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? Yes
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This site report was last updated on February 22, 2017