One valley…one environment…one history…all powered by the Blackstone River. So nationally significant, it was named the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
The Value of Forests-Everyone loves trees! The serene greenness of a forest is soothing. It’s beautiful. It is something to be enjoyed, photographed and hiked through. What does an acre of forested land really do for us? Quite a lot, it turns out. Each acre provides environmental services that, if had to be paid for otherwise, would cost […]
The Blackstone Heritage Corridor has been celebrating the National Park Service Centennial all week long with staff, volunteers and partners, all sending their well wishes. Volunteers from the Blackstone Valley Paddle Club, the Blackstone River Bikeway Patrol and those who attended the Centennial Celebration at RIver Bend Farm, all had a chance to make a birthday wish for the National Park Service. Imagine the possibilities! ... See MoreSee Less
Bike in Blackstone River State Park with a Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Ranger. Learn about the route and the history of the Captain Wilbur Kelly House and the Blackstone Canal. Rides start at the Visitors Center on Route 295 in Cumberland. Helmets are required.
Reminder: Join us Thursday for a special Centennial Celebration! ... See MoreSee Less
Join Us to Celebrate the Founding of the National Park Service -100 Years Old, from 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Thursday, August 25 at the River Bend Farm Visitor Center! This is a collaborative program between the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation and the National Park Service's 402nd National Park, the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park. There will be birding, exhibits, many partners and at 4:00 PM, a co-led NPS Ranger/MA-DCR Ranger walk along the historic Blackstone Canal followed by a Nature Walk through the meadow along the Blackstone River. To top it off, there will be Birthday Cake celebrating 100 years of our National Parks, sponsored by the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. Fun for everyone!
It’s authentic…the real deal! This is where the American Industrial Revolution began and sent reverberations throughout the country. Follow the 46 miles of the Blackstone River as it drops 450 feet to sea level. Explore the varied habitats of its watershed, the charming towns and villages in the region, and our distinctive culture created by ethnic influences from around the globe. This is Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.
An energetic non-profit, Blackstone Heritage corridor, Inc. partners with organizations, local communities and businesses, and residents to ensure the long-term vitality of the National Heritage Corridor.