Maps, Tours, Guides
There are so many ways to explore the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.
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Customize a tour of the wonderful Blackstone River Valley using our interactive map. Search by interest – restaurants, museums, farmer’s markets, etc. – and traverse the National Heritage Corridor searching for the best. Or, zoom in on one community and see everything it offers for a day well spent. Enjoy!
History is so abundant here and to help you learn the important stories throughout the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, we've produced 25 walking tours. These walking tour brochures will help you navigate through each community and learn the unique role each played in the American Industrial Revolution.
Our DeTours are a good thing! They take you on special thematic adventures in the National Heritage Corridor. Experience “Three Centuries in Three Miles” in lovely Lincoln, RI. Hike, bike, canoe or kayak on a Blackstone Valley Canal Tour through Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Lose yourself in the “Landscape of Industry” as you travel from village to village. Pass through a time portal by taking “A Walk in Whitinsville” in Massachusetts. Getting off the beaten path can open a whole new world.
Self Guided Paddling
The Blackstone River and its watershed offer a multitude of boating experiences for the novice or the expert. Explore the quiet, teeming marshes. Shoot through the challenging narrows and unusual flows. Don’t forget your camera! There are at least 200 species of birds in the National Heritage Corridor, including 16 types of waterfowl.
Whether you are a casual rider or a dedicated mountain biker, there are cycling opportunities galore in the National Heritage Corridor – municipal and state park trail systems, Army Corps of Engineers facilities and the Blackstone River Bikeway (BRB). The BRB is the jewel in the crown, a wonderful recreational amenity that will eventually run 50 miles from Worcester, MA, to Providence, RI.
Blackstone Bucket List
If you have an hour, a day, a week or more, take on the Blackstone Bucket List – 101 Things You’ve Got to Do in the Blackstone Heritage Corridor!