While there are several entry points, the trail begins underneath Providence Place Mall on Promenade Street where it meets U.S. Route 1, right across from Waterplace Park. Here, the route is paved, and heads under the highway. Keep on Promenade Street as it follows along the north bank of the river. Further along, you'll need to cross at Dean Street or Acorn Street to Kinsley Avenue to continue along the south bank of the river. In some portions near Pocket Park, the bike path is set under the trees and fenced off from the main road, with several openings. At the intersection of Eagle Street, follow the signs to keep on the off-road path that continues west along the river behind several businesses.
The Greenway continues through Providence in this manner with both on and off road portions that weave back and forth across the river, just keep an eye out for signs to help lead the way. While there are no restrooms specifically for the Greenway, you'll pass several parks where you can use the restrooms, take a break, or fill up your water bottles, just be sure to have someone to hold your pup outside while you go inside. These parks also offer alternate access points and parking areas, and include Donigian Park, Riverside Park, and Merino Park. Another access point can be found on Hillside Avenue, near Manton Avenue. Soon after, the Greenway leaves Providence and heads into Johnston, ending at Lyman Avenue.
Be sure to bring enough water to share with your thirsty pup. Snacks and treats are good to keep up your energy as well. Always have clean-up bags on hand and promptly pick up after your pup. Keep your dog leashed everywhere along the trail.
For a unique view of Providence you and your dog will love, take a hike along the Woonasquatucket River Greenway Bike Path!