Our Rivers Provided


for the American Industrial Revolution

The Blackstone River Valley

National Heritage Corridor

It’s authentic…the real deal! This is where the American Industrial Revolution began and sent reverberations throughout the country. Follow the 48 miles of the Blackstone River as it drops 438 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 the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.

An energetic nonprofit, the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor partners with organizations, local communities, businesses, and residents to ensure the long-term vitality of the National Heritage Corridor.

Find Your Adventure in The Blackstone River Valley

National Park Service

A Model in Partnership

The Blackstone River Bikeway

Grab your bike and helmet!

Paddle Trip_approaching bridge from Gorge

Self-Guided Paddling

Put your canoe or kayak in the water!

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Visit our YouTube Channel

Enjoy virtual field trips to historic homes, museums, and more!

Sat 21

First Strike Festival

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 22

2022 Poetry/Word Series

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Events Calendar

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The American Industrial Revolution

Blackstone River Valley is the Birthplace!


Junior Rangers of the Blackstone RIver Valley

New Interactive Guide

Unlock Your Adventure


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Our volunteers contribute their time and energy to make a difference for everyone in the Blackstone River Valley. Please join us!

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