RI paddle maps feature river, pond waterway tours
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Forget road maps -- these maps are for Rhode Island's paddlers.
The Rhode Island Blueways Alliance and other local nonprofit organizations have partnered to create 20 full-color maps that detail paddle tours across the state.
Featured trips include ones on the Pawtuxet, Wood, Moshassuck, Woonasquatucket (woon-AHS'-kwuh-tuck-et) rivers, Warwick's Buckeye Brook, Ten Mile River, and Quonochontaug (KWAN'-uh-kuh-tawg), Ninigret, Point Judith and Green Hill ponds.
The maps include paddling information and directions to launch locations. Many also include historical and natural history information on places along the way.
They can be downloaded free at http://www.ExploreRI.org. The tours are for all skill levels.
The maps are a joint project of the alliance, nine local watershed organizations, the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program and the Rhode Island Foundation.