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Blackstone Valley, Rhode Island

From Blackstone to the Bay, Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley is a must-see for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts. With a lighthouse to guide the way and the state’s only National Historical Park, Blackstone Valley’s authentic communities dot the region with over a dozen museums to tell the captivating story of its colorful people and places. Here, history lives and breathes, revealing a window to America’s transition from an agricultural to an industrialized way of life amid scenic vistas and opportunities for outdoor recreation. The architecture, the food, and the charm of our region all make it worth a visit.

Highlights

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

The park includes these Rhode Island historic sites: Old Slater Mill National Historical Landmark, Slatersville, Ashton Mill Village, the Blackstone River and Blackstone Canal.

65 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860
(401) 428-3816

East Bay Bike Path

East Bay Bike Path

Connecting to Providence to the north from India Point to Bold Point Park and to the south from Riverside Square to Barrington, the East Bay Bike Path follows along the Veterans Memorial Parkway through East Providence for nearly 8 miles.

Colt State Park
Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
(401) 253-7482

Antiquing in the historic village of Chepachet

Antiquing in the historic village of Chepachet

The Village of Chepachet takes visitors back into the early 19th century, where they can relive what the area was like around 1810. Visit many antiques and collectibles shops and don’t miss the Brown & Hopkins Country store, one the oldest country stores in continuous operation.

1181 Putnam Pike, Glocester, RI 02814
(401) 568-6206

Lincoln Woods State Park

Lincoln Woods State Park

Hiking, biking, bouldering, swimming or just plain enjoying Lincoln Woods State Park - Lincoln Woods State Park is one of Blackstone Valley’s great treasures. A short ride from Providence, it is a popular getaway for northeastern Rhode Islanders.

2 Manchester Print Works Rd, Lincoln, RI 02865
(401) 723-7892