Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Audubon Society of Rhode Island12 Sanderson Rd. Smithfield, RI 02917 401-949-5454 Environmental organization that manages the Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary, dedicated to the preservation of bird life. The refuge is the headquarters for the Society and offers a library, gift shop, teacher’s resource center, and bird-feeding station. Google Map

Blackstone River Theatre

Blackstone River Theatre549 Broad St. Cumberland RI 02864 401-725-9272 Cultural arts center where the music, dance and folk arts traditions of the Blackstone River Valley come to life. With an emphasis on the ethnic groups that settled in the Blackstone Valley, BRT presents weekly world and roots music concerts, arts classes for adults and children, and special events on a year-round basis. Blackstone River Theatre is proud to have received the 2005 Blackstone Valley Governor’s Award for Tourism. BRT is dedicated to supporting, promoting and developing the arts for our community and its artists by creating awareness, and providing both educational and performance opportunities. Hosts weddings. Google Map

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

National Heritage Corridor Commission One Depot Square Woonsocket, RI 02895  (401) 762-0250  Fax: (401) 762-0530  The Blackstone River runs from Worcester, MA to Providence, RI. Its waters powered the Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI, America’s first successful cotton spinning mill. This creative spark began the nation’s transformation from Farm to Factory. Today, the Blackstone River Valley is a special type of National Park – a living landscape containing thousands of natural and historic treasures. Google Map

Blackstone Valley Bikeway

Blackstone Valley BikewayRI DEM Front St. Pawtucket, RI 02860 401-723-7892

10 miles of scenic off-road bikeway along the historic Blackstone River and Blackstone Canal with additional on-road “sharrows” connecting to Massachusetts border and the East Bay Bikepath.

Parking available at*:

110 John Street, Lincoln, RI
690 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, RI
Blackstone River State Park Visitor Center, I-295 North (between exits 9 & 10), Lincoln, RI
School Street, Lincoln RI (on Cumberland border with Albion Road)
1 Davison Avenue, Woonsocket, RI
Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 53 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI

*Address numbers are approximated. Please look for proper lots and signage upon arrival.

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Blackstone Valley Explorer Riverboat

Explorer RiverboatBOAT LANDINGS: CENTRAL FALLS LANDING: 45 Madeira Ave. Central Falls, RI 02863
WOONSOCKET: Cold Spring Park, 101 Katherine Rd., Woonsocket
PAWTUCKET: Festival Pier, Tim Healey Way, Pawtucket.

BLACKSTONE VALLEY TOURISM COUNCIL – 175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200 
The region’s only riverboat, the Explorer conducts Sunday weekly public tours, Saturday educational tours, as well as chartered tours, special events, and a Riverclassroom education program with customized programs for students. Tours leave from several locations throughout the season including Central Falls, East Providence, Pawtucket and Woonsocket.  Hosts weddings. Capacity: 40. Same sex friendly. NOTE: Due to river conditions, Woonsocket tours will resume on September 24, with additional Saturday tours added. Google Map

Brown & Hopkins Country Store

Brown & Hopkins1179 Putnam Pike (Rte 44), P.O. Box L Chepachet RI  02814 401-568-4830 America’s oldest continuously operated country store specializing in country/primitive home accessories and gifts, antique reproduction furniture and lighting. Also featuring old fashioned penny candy counter, New England gourmet specialties such as jams & jellies from Stonewall Kitchen, and Vermont Cheddar Cheese. Coffee, tea and seasonal beverages served as part of The Brown & Hopkins Charity Coffee Club. Google Map

Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining

Chan's Fine Oriental Dining267 Main St. Woonsocket RI 02895 401-765-1900  Internationally known, award winning jazz and music club presents mostly jazz along with other forms of music in a small, comfortable setting, along with some of the finest Chinese Food.  A lounge is open each night. Google Map

Chocolate Mill Overlook

Chocolate Mill OverlookBlackstone Valley Tourism Council  175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860 401-724-2200  PARK LOCATION: Corner of Roosevelt Avenue and Charles Street, Central Falls, RI 02863
Park commemorates the chocolate manufacturing industry in America and Central Falls.  Includes access to the Blackstone River. Google Map

Diamond Hill Vineyards

Diamond Hill Vineyards3145 Diamond Hill Rd. Cumberland, RI  02864   401-333-2751 1-800-752-2505  A 200 year old vineyard and 33-acre vineyard and orchards, the site includes tours, wine & cheese tastings, a gift shop, and facilities for special functions. Since 1976, owners Claire and Peter Bernston have produced fruit wines of native New England fruits, including their own estate grown pinot noir. The Gift Shop offers baskets, personalized labels, gourmet foods and accessories.  Hosts weddings with a capacity of minimum of 25 and maximum of 60.  Grapes used for wine production. Grape and fruit wines sold on premises. Free tastings. Enjoy a glass on the premises with a picnic lunch. Facility available for outdoor parties (June – Sept.). Self-guided vineyard tours. Open Thursday – Saturday, noon – 5 p.m. and Sunday noon – 3 p.m.  Google Map

Hearthside House Museum

Hearthside House677 Great Road  Lincoln, RI 02865 401-726-0597  Unique stone mansion was built in 1810 on pastoral Great Road, the first road through the wilderness between Providence and Mendon, Massachusetts, and one of the oldest thoroughfares in America. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Hearthside is beautifully preserved by the volunteer organization, Friends of Hearthside, who serve as stewards of the property to preserve, promote, and interpret it. Costumed docents help bring history to life at this award-winning museum with guided tours and specially-themed historic events. Check website for scheduled openings.  Google Map

Job Armstrong Store

Job Armstrong Store1181 Main St. Chepachet RI 02814 401-568-4077 The largest of the 13 dry goods stores in the village in the early 1800’s. It is now a living museum with artisans demonstrating crafts of ancestors – spinning, weaving, quilting, and rug hooking. Crafts are on sale in the restored Country Store and a number of events are held on an annual basis. Headquarters of Glocester Heritage Society and a Visitor Center are located here. Google Map

Lincoln Woods State Park

Lincoln Woods State Park 2 Manchester Print Works Rd., Rte. 146 & Rte. 123 Lincoln, RI 02865 401-723-7892  Features one of the area’s largest freshwater beaches, the park includes swimming, picnicking, boating, baseball, freshwater fishing, horseback riding, naturalist and recreational programs, road races, special events, walking and jogging, camping, snowmobiling, bouldering, and ice skating. There are 92 picnic tables and fireplace sites, 2 picnic shelters, 2 games fields, 1 little league field, 10 miles of bridal trails, a boat ramp, bathhouse, concession stand and information office. A new addition to the park is the Eastern Mountain Sports kayak school. Hosts weddings with a capacity of 100 on a field and is same sex friendly for weddings. Google Map

McCoy Stadium

McCoy StadiumPawtucket Red Sox 1 Columbus Avenue Pawtucket, RI 02860 401-724-7300  Home of the Pawtucket Red Sox, annual concert and other events. Google Map
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Mixed Magic Theatre

Mixed Magic TheatreP.O. Box 1065 999 Main St. Pawtucket, RI 02860 Pawtucket RI 02862 401-465-6675 401-475-6676 401-722-1881 The Company has strived to  bring diverse stories and images to the stage through prose and song, tackling well-known dramatics as well as original theatrical productions. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Jonathan Pitts-Wiley, Mixed Magic Theatre continues to pursue excellence and remains committed to  its mission: Building more literate and arts-active communities. Google Map

Museum of Work & Culture

Museum of Work & Culture42 South Main St. Market Square Woonsocket, RI 02895   401-769-WORK (9675)  Provides the story of local culture, immigration, labor, and enterprise in the Blackstone Valley River Valley, and the story of the French Canadians who left the farms of Quebec for the factories of New England. Two floors contain 8 real-life displays, more than 200 photographs, 3 films, many interactive-audio presentations, hands-on displays, please-touch exhibits, and changing exhibitions. The Museum also holds the La Fete du Jour L’An, a traditional French celebration welcoming the New Year. The Museum store features unique gifts, books, crafts and clothing. Hosts weddings with a capacity of 75 or 150 and is same sex friendly for weddings. Google Map

Pawtucket Red Sox

Pawtucket Red Sox1 Columbus Ave. PO Box 2365 Pawtucket RI 02860 401-724-7300   Triple A farm club of the Pawtucket Red Sox offers a inexpensive evening out for the family in a park that’s retained its old fashioned appeal despite renovations completed just before the 1999 season. In addition to the new stadium seating, there is also a new beam that circles the entire outfield to give fans a casual viewing area in a picnic-like atmosphere. A number of special events are run throughout the season and pre-game barbecues and party tent reservations are available for groups or organizations. Hosts weddings. 2017 Dates: April 6 – September 4. Google Map

Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refugee

Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge12 Sanderson Rd. Smithfield RI 02917 401-949-5454  77 acre refuge of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, the Refuge contains over 2 miles of trails through pine forest and open fields, a library and a gift shop, in addition to being the Society’s headquarters. The Audubon Society has dedicated the refuge for quiet walking, observing and learning about wildlife, capturing plants and animals with photographs, and protection of wildlife. Powder Mill has fine pine stands, a pond and a brook and contains 3 trails and cross country skiing. Google Map

Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame

999 Main Street, #100 Pawtucket, RI 02860 401-225-8860 Commemorates Rhode Island’s great musical heritage and history through the election of members to a hall of fame, building of a museum containing exhibits commemorating members and other aspects of state music history, and developing programs aimed at promoting past and present music throughout the state. Google Map

Slater Memorial Park

Slater Park825 Armistice Boulevard Pawtucket RI 02861 401-728-0500×257 Offers 18 picnic sites, tennis courts and ballfields, paddle boating (swan boats), gardens, dog park, walking paths, pony rides, the historic 1685 Daggett House and historic Looff Carousel, built in 1895. Pony rides for kids take place in the old zoo area that is now set up like a small farm. The Marconi Gardens, near the Armistice Boulevard entrance, is a popular spot for wedding photos, and include a footbridge and gazebo. Permits are required for photos. The Casino houses the RI Watercolor Society Art Gallery. 1 mile of trail in the Ten Mile River Greenway is open with an additional 1.5 mile segment from Slater Park to the Kimberly Ann Rock Athletic Fields in East Providence is substantially complete. Winter Wonderland, Haunted House and other events take place here. Google Map

Slater Mill Museum

Slater Mill Museum67 Roosevelt Ave., PO Box 696  Pawtucket, RI 02862  401-725-8638 Experience the birthplace of modern America. Try spinning and weaving in the Sylvanus Brown House, built in 1758 originally for the Jencks family. See waterpower run a 19th century machine shop in the Wilkinson Mill built in 1810 and hear the rumble of operating machinery in Slater Mill, built in 1793, where it all began. All educational programs are curriculum-based and can be adapted to learn objectives and capabilities of the group. Special programming available. Private visits can be designed especially for your needs. Tours available. Museum Shop, physically accessible and bus parking on-site. Hosts weddings with capacity of 130.  Music concerts are held throughout the year. Google Map
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Smith-Appleby House

220 Stillwater Rd. Smithfield, RI 02917 401-231-7363 Began as a one-room stone-ender with a loft above. It was built (circa 1696) by Elisha Smith, the grandson of John Smith “The Miller,” a member of Roger Williams’ original party of six men who left the Massachusetts Bay Colony to settle in Providence. The size of the house was doubled (circa 1730) when a two-room addition was brought to the site and attached to the original house. Other additions and modifications were made over the years to accommodate the family. The last addition was made (circa 1813), when a new modern kitchen with beehive oven was added, bringing the house to its present twelve rooms with varied designs and original stencils. The forty acres of land granted to John Smith by Roger Williams increased to over 700 acres during Elisha’s lifetime. It has since dwindled to the present seven acres. Over the years, the House’s farmlands, woodlands and orchards have been the site of a grist mill, a saw mill and a blacksmith shop. This delicately restored and furnished farm house features beautiful cabinet work and an intriguing antique collection. A unique feature is the smoke room on the second floor — serviced by the huge fireplace in the keeping room. The House is on the National Register of Historic Places. The history of the House and Property has been chronicled by historian Jim Ignasher. The Smith-Appleby House Museum is open for tours during scheduled events, or tours may be arranged (for individuals or groups) upon request. The Smith-Appleby House Museum is owned by, and is the headquarters of the Historical Society of Smithfield, a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Google Map

Spring Lake Beach & Arcade, Boat Launch

Spring Lake Beach Facility50 Old Hillside Dr. Glendale, RI  02826  401-568-9474    95 acre lake. Fishing, boat & canoe launch, gravel slope ramp, no outboard motors; lake swimming, penny arcade machines from 1920 and 1930. The boat ramp is at the end of the southernmost arm. As you head north from the ramp the lake opens up into a 1/2 mile long, 1/3 mile wide water body. Some of the shoreline, including the boat ramp, are in the RI DEM Black Hut Management Area, however much of the shoreline is not and is lined with houses and a town beach. Only non-motorized boats and boats powered by an electric motor are permitted. The boat ramp is a cement plank ramp in good condition. Weddings are held at the Champlin Recreation Hall with a capacity of 300 and they are same sex friendly for weddings. Google Map

Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre

P.O.Box 665, 329 Main St. Woonsocket RI 02895 401-762-4545 A beautiful 1,100 seat theatre, built in 1924 and currently undergoing the Blackstone Valley’s premier historic restoration campaign. Offers theatrical events, concerts, film series and children’s programs. To support the restoration project, call the theatre. Google Map

Twin River New England Gaming Casino & Event Center

Twin River Casino100 Twin River Rd. Lincoln RI 02865 723-3200 877-82RIVER An exciting gaming, dining and entertainment destination, located in Lincoln, Rhode Island, just 45 minutes from Boston, Massachusetts and 10 minutes from Providence! It features over 4,700 slot machines, many virtual gaming options with Blackjack and Roulette tables and more! This unique gaming facility also hosts simulcasting of the best thoroughbred and greyhound racing from around the country, a 29,000+ sq. ft. Twin River Event Center with headline entertainment, free live music at the Lighthouse Bar, and signature cocktails at Blackstone Cigar Bar. Weddings are hosted at the Event Center. Google Map

Wright’s Dairy Farm

Wright's Dairy Farm200 Woonsocket Hill Rd. North Smithfield RI 02896 401-767-3014 1-800-222-9734  A real, working dairy farm where people can see 120 Holsteins milked daily around 3 – 5 pm. Fresh ice cream, milk, whipped cream deserts are available from the farm and on-premises bakery in addition to cream, cheese, egg nog (during holiday season), and baked goods  Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2 Tours available. Google Map