Linden Lane, Portsmouth
The Sakonnet Greenway is the longest nature trail on Aquidneck Island. The northern end of the trail passes through lush woodlands and around wide open meadows. Just be careful of the electric fence protecting this private land and be sure to refer to the map to determine the portions of the trail that permit horses.
Length: 3.0 miles to Braman’s Lane and back (shorten this hike by turning around at any point)
Difficulty: moderately challenging for kids
Dogs: are welcome, so long as they are leashed and you clean up after them
Accessible by Public Transportation: within 0.6 mile
You might want to bring: rugged shoes (the trail can be muddy in places)
Get directions or follow ours: From the Newport Pell Bridge, take the exit toward Fall River/Cape Cod. Turn left onto Admiral Kalbfus Rd. (Route 138 East). Continue to follow signs for Route 138 East for about 5 miles (you will need to make a few turns). Look for Linden Lane just after Sandy Point Ave. Linden is basically access for the sports fields and park. Make a right and drive pass the athletic fields, a yellow house on your right, and park in the large field on your left across from signage about the trails.