BLACKSTONE RIVER - The once heavily polluted Blackstone River runs through the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Blackstone Valley, from Pawtucket to Worcester. It has become the symbol of the region's residence, and thanks to intense cleanup efforts, is the home of the Explorer Riverboat, and allows for paddling, some boating, and limited fishing
as well as other water activities.
the American Industrial Revolution to life. First water powered cotton
textile mill in North America in Pawtucket Village, built by Samuel
Slater in 1793. Provides tours, exhibits, collections of artifacts, gallery, research library, theatre, gift shop,
concerts, demonstrations, lectures, other programs and events and more.
BROWN & HOPKINS & JOB ARMSTRONG STORES - Brown & Hopkins and Job Armstrong Stores - Brown &
Hopkins Country Store is the oldest country store in continuous
operation in the United States. The Job Armstrong Store is a living
museum of what became the largest of 13 dry good stores in Chepachet in
the early 1800's.
PADDLING & BOATING ON THE BLACKSTONE - Thanks to
Blackstone River cleanup efforts, canoeing, kayaking, and small boating on the Blackstone have become one of the region's most popular recreational activities.
PAWTUCKET ARTS FESTIVAL- Annual festival through September showcasing local music, arts,
dragon boat races, and many other events.
PAWTUCKET RIVER BRIDGE - Award winning bridge and host to several upcoming events in Pawtucket.
STADIUM THEATRE - Historic, refurbished theatre in Woonsocket hosting musical acts, movies, and other entertainment.
BLACKSTONE VALLEY THEATRES -The Blackstone Valley is home to many of Rhode Island's leading theatres.
FALL FOLIAGE - The Blackstone River or regional land
roads and trails provide some of the best places in the country to view
the beautiful fall foliage color.
BLACKSTONE VALLEY FARMS - A number of farms in the Blackstone Valley provide the opportunity for visitors to view farm animals or get a glimpse of life on a farm.
WRIGHT'S DAIRY FARM & BAKERY - Real working
dairy farm with fresh and delicious products and care about how they
treat their animals. They provide quality feed, a comfortable environment
and consistent veterinary care. Everything is baked and produced on
premises, providing the highest quality in taste.