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
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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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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
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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
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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
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World War II Memorial State Park

World War 2 Memorial State Park2 Manchester Works State Rd. Woonsocket RI 02895 401-762-9717 (Location: Social St.)   The site of Woonsocket’s annual Autumnfest as well as many seasonal events, this park is unique in that it contains a pond with a freshwater beach right in the middle of the city. Facilities include freshwater swimming, picnicking, tennis, volleyball, horseshoes, concerts, ice skating and special events. It also contains a bathhouse, 2 tennis courts, 2 volleyball courts, 2 horseshoe courts, a playground, shuffle board, bandstand, first aid room, and an information office. Google Map
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