On the right path

Rhode Island's many bike paths offer tremendous views of the Ocean State that you can't get while your stuck in traffic on 95. Check out some of these cycling sanctuaries:

• The EAST BAY BIKE PATH, a 14-mile trail that starts in East Providence and runs to Colt State Park in Bristol. | riparks.com/eastbay.htm

• The BLACKSTONE RIVER BIKEWAY, a six-mile path that stretches from Front St. in Providence to Manville Rd in Lincoln | blackstonebikeway.org

• Starting at the Kingston Train Station, the WILLIAM C. O'NEILL BIKE PATH is a 5-1/2-mile course that ends at Route 108. | southcountybikepath.org

• What was once a railroad is now the COVENTRY GREENWAY, a five-mile path stretching from the West Warwick town line to Coventry Center | town.coventry.ri.us/greenway.htm 

Museum of Work & Culture

Get historical

Whenever you're on vacation or an unfamiliar place, you visit the touristy spots and historical landmarks. Here are a few cultural cornerstones in your own backyard!

FORT ADAMS | 90 Fort Adams Dr, Newport | fortadams.org

MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AND PLANETARIUM | 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence | providenceri.com/museum/planet.html

QUONSET AIR MUSEUM | 488 Eccleston Ave, North Kingstown | quonsetairmuseum.com

HERRESHOFF MARINE MUSEUM | 1 Burnside St, Bristol | herreshoff.org

MUSEUM OF WORK & CULTURE | The Museum tells the story of immigrants and workers across America, through the lens of French Canadians who left Quebec to work Woonsocket's mills and factories. It's an immersive place with walk-through displays, films, interactive audio, photos, and more. You'll experience a re-creation of a Quebec farmhouse circa 1870, a 1920 textile-mill shop floor with workers telling stories about mill work, re-creations of the workers' homes revealing stories about life in Woonsocket, and a film about a 1930s New England textile union. | 42 South Main St, Woonsocket | woonsocket.org/workandculture.htm

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