I found myself in town today, with time on my hands, and much in need of a walk. It was nearly 60F. I haven't walked in a city in a very long time. But, this town is one I know well and I knew exactly where I wanted to go. The Blackstone Blvd. walking path has been in the middle of one of the main roads on the east side of Providence for as long as I can remember. Its 1.6 mile length is lined with parks, a huge historic cemetery, manicured hospital grounds, and all sorts of grand and otherwise homes. Along the path are several trees that are nearly 5 ft. diameter at the base. The original plantings list dating 1903 is online. It is a lovely long walk in every season. I've done the length on cross country skis more than once. One of my favorite sections has a high boulder stone wall at the edge of the road.