Maps, Tours, Guides
There are so many ways to explore the Blackstone Heritage Corridor.
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Customize a tour of the wonderful Blackstone 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!
Updated walking tours for 27 different neighborhoods in the National Heritage Corridor.
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 a “Landscape of Industry” as you travel from village to village. Pass through a time portal by talking “A Walk in Whitinsville” in Massachusetts. Getting off the beaten path can open a whole other 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.
The peace of nature is a true gift and one you can easily give to yourself. Experience the multitude of open space and trail locations throughout the National Heritage Corridor.
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!