South County Bike Path

Tips for Birding

The section of the path from Kingston Station to Genesee Swamp is of particular interest to birders since it goes through parts of the Great Swamp Management Area and provides access to mixed forests and freshwater marshes. The small bridge over White Horn Brook provides a nice overlook of Genesee Swamp. It is about 1.4 miles from Kingston Station to Genesee Swamp. The nearest public restrooms are available at the Kingston Station.

About South County Bike Path

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South County’s William C. O’Neill Bike Path is one of the premiere paths in the Northeast. The path was formerly called and is still frequently referred to as the South County Bike Path. Presently, the path is 7 miles in length but when completed, it will be approximately 8 miles. From the Kingston train station, the path follows the easement of the old Narragansett Pier Railroad passing through the villages of Peace Dale, Wakefield, and Narragansett, and will end near the Narragansett Town Beach.


  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Restrooms on site

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

Content from South County Bike Path Official Website, RI - Birding in Rhode Island, and Noah Henkenius

Last updated September 7, 2023