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Beautiful views!

Walked along the river and took in the "Ring of Fire" event. It was pretty neat. Canoes come in... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
J L
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Raleigh, North Carolina
River?

The Providence "river" is more like a canal, a placid, shallow channel that divides College Hill... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
William S
,
Ligonier PA
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River running by Providence's popular Waterplace Park and Riverwalk.
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  • Average11%
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  • Terrible4%
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Walked along the river and took in the "Ring of Fire" event. It was pretty neat. Canoes come in and circle up, then torch bearers come down the steps in the center city, light a torch for a canoe paddler, who then lights the others...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The Providence "river" is more like a canal, a placid, shallow channel that divides College Hill from downtown. You can get across the river on one of the many bridges in 30 seconds. Still, the city has worked it into the urban landscape very well,...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 7 July 2017

A good place to stroll through Providence as there is even a gondola if you want to be romantic. Pleasant place to walk along

Thank 30Paul27
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Everyone comes down to the Providence RIver for Waterfire nights, but it is also a great place to take a walk anytime.

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 5 September 2016

In the nicer weather a walk along the Providence River is a great activity. It has been renovated and there are many restaurants and a large mall adjacent, There are a number of great events during the summer including the Waterfire. A go to event.

Thank frugalarnie
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We took a walk along the river. It was very pleasant. They were preparing for the firewater event that evening. It was quiet and clean. There are restaurants near by. We were hoping for one with a view of the river. I think they are...More

Thank Max P
Reviewed 21 June 2016

this is avery pretty city. You will love it if ytou love a gigantic mall right downtown. Its sad that everything is a franchise.

Thank auntalice2016
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I enjoyed walks along the Providence River! The river is accessible across from the mall and includes a walkable path.

Thank bcfritch
Reviewed 20 May 2016

To walk along the river is wonderful. So clean. Wish the weather was sunny and warm. All weekend damp and cold.

Thank DEAN Q
Reviewed 15 April 2016

The Providence River flows through downtown Providence by the State House and the mall area. There are several restaurants and bars along the river and it's nice during Waterfire to watch as the gondolas set the fires. Waterfire gets very crowded, but if you don't...More

1  Thank Heather R
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