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Squantum Woods

East Providence, City of East Providence

0.7 miles of trail


Very Easy

Trails that are smooth and relatively level with no steps, no roots, stones or uneven ground. These may be paved, crushed stone, continuous boardwalk and similar surfaces. These trails have a route that is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy loop or network of trails.


Relatively flat and smooth trails with a route that is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy loop or network of trails.


May have a few hills or steep sections and multiple surface types including rocks and roots. Trails are generally well-marked but following them requires a trail map.


Strenuous trails, trail systems that mostly involve multi-mile loops and trails that are narrow and may have obstacles such as stream crossings or rocky areas, some trails are less well marked.

Click on the "Trail Map (PDF)" button to download a PDF of the trail map that you can print and take with you on the trail.

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In Rhode Island the primary hunting seasons typically run from the second Saturday in September to the last day of February and from the third Saturday in April to the last day in May, however this can vary from year to year and depends on what game is being hunted. During hunting season you should wear at least 200 square inches (a hat OR a vest) of blaze orange. During shotgun deer season, which is typically in December, you should wear at least 500 square inches of blaze orange (a hat AND a vest). For more information see the RI DEM website.

What’s There:

Once a State Park, now owned by the City of East Providence, Squantum Woods Park has gone through a renaissance over the last couple years and has become a suburban gem. The new Green Trail traces one of the original trails that was once here several years ago. In the spring of 2023, it was redeveloped by Ian Moates for his Eagle Scout Project. The park also connects to the East Bay Bike Path via the Long Rock Cove Trail, offering a chance to walk along the Providence River. The park also offers picnic benches (please carry out what you bring in).

Walking directions:
From the parking area off Veterans Memorial Parkway, make your way to the brick walkway at the entrance. Names are inscribed in the bricks of locals who have served in the military. At the end of the walkway is the “Garden of Flags,” a memorial to local Vietnam Veterans.

Next, walk on the grass toward the tree line. Here you will find the trailhead for the Green Trail. This trail first follows an old cart path before turning right and winding through areas of towering ledges and shallow streams.

The Green Trail ends towards the back of the park near the back side of the pond. Turn left at the end and follow the tree line for a few feet. The entrance to the Long Rock Cove Trail will be on your left. This trail wraps around the backside of the Kettle Point neighborhood and connects to the East Bay Bike Path.

Hikers can walk along the East Bay Bike Path if they choose, for spectacular views of Long Rock Cove below and the Providence River.

Other Amenities: There are picnic tables at the park. Please carry out what you bring in.

Getting There:

Squantum Woods Parking Area Trailhead

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Driving Landmarks: There is a parking area for Squantum Woods right off of Veterans Memorial Parkway, about 0.4 miles north of the junction with Pawtucket Avenue, and about 2 miles south of where Veterans Memorial Parkway meets I-195.

Parking: Yes: Parking lot, 10 spaces, no overnight parking

Coordinates: 41° 47.759' N    71° 22.271' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps

The RIPTA 33 Bus runs along Pawtucket Avenue. The stop between Mountain and Crown Avenues is about 1/2 mile from the park.

The Long Rock Cove Trail (see map) connects directly with the East Bay Bike Path


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This site report was last updated on December 19, 2023

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