Adam’s Farm

Adams Farm495 Sumner Farm Rd. Cumberland, RI 02864 401- 333-1727 / 401-714-4425  As a former dairy farm, Adams Farm has been in the Marszalkowski family since the turn of the century. The farm does not have as many cows as it once did but you can still find a few roaming around the pasture with some of their goat and horse friends. Pumpkins, apples, cornstalks, hay, mums, cider, Indian corn, gourds, candy apples, caramel apples, hay rides, corn maze, hay maze.  Enjoy a Christmas wonderland of lights while relaxing on our hayride. Hosts weddings. Google Map

Arts Guild of Woonsocket

68 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI  02895   Open to all artists, artisans, performers and musicians or anyone with a love for the arts. It is the mission of the Arts Guild of Woonsocket to create a fraternity among the artists living and working in northern Rhode Island, in turn stimulating and fostering the arts in all forms and mediums. By presenting a unified vision of the performing and visual arts, the Guild will create public awareness of the variety of arts and entertainments available in the area, helping to reestablish a vibrant artistic community Google Map

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 Heritage Corridor

John H. Chafee National Heritage Corridor1 Depot Square  Woonsocket,  RI 02895   401-762-0250   Promotes the region from Pawtucket to Worcester that runs along the Blackstone River in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Historical walking tours, bus and evening tours with National Park Rangers. Activities include: spectator sports, theater, wildlife refuge, nature center canoeing, freshwater fishing, hunting, kayaking, lake or river access, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, freshwater swimming, bike trail, bird watching trail, hiking trail, jogging trail. Self-guided walking and driving tours and detours. Google Map

Blackstone River Bikeway Association

Blackstone River Bikeway AssociationBlackstone  Heritage Corridor or National Park Service   The Blackstone River Bikeway will ultimately extend forty-eight miles from Worcester, MA to Providence, RI, the length of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, running, where possible, alongside the Blackstone River and/or Canal. When completed, the bike path project will result in a mostly off-road alternative transportation facility passing through the historic Blackstone Heritage Corridor. Google Map

Blackstone River State Park Visitor Center (Outpost)

295 North, in-between Exits 9 and 10  Lincoln, RI  02865  401-333-2242 The Visitor Center provides ample parking, large restrooms, pay phones, ATM, and free Wi-Fi access. Maps, brochures, event information, and tourism counselors are also available. In addition to traditional visitor center amenities, the Outpost provides great food choices for breakfast, lunch or snacks, features locally made goods for sale, provides great meeting and event spaces indoors or outdoors, with access to the Blackstone River Bike Path. The Visitor Center is accessible only from the Northbound lanes of I-295. After exit 9 (Route 146), proceed about 1.2 miles to the rest area. Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 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 River Watershed Association

Blackstone River Watershed Association 271 Oak Street  Uxbridge, MA 01569 508-278-5200 Played an instrumental role in cleaning up what was described as an “industrial river” in the 19th and 20th centuries. Although still threatened by industrial and increasingly residential pollution sources, the health of the Blackstone’s river system continues to improve. The BRWA’s mission is to engage, educate and advocate to improve water quality in the Blackstone River watershed.

Blackstone River Watershed Council

Blackstone River Watershed CouncilP.O. Box 8068 Cumberland, RI 02864 Dedicated to making the Blackstone River fishable and swimmable by 2015. Our mission is to restore, enhance and preserve the physical, historical and cultural integrity of the Blackstone River, its watershed and its eco-system, through public advocacy, education, recreation, stewardship and the promotion of our unique Blackstone Valley resource. Our programs are dedicated to protecting, preserving and enhancing the natural habitat of local river wildlife and creating recreational programs for the local residents to enjoy.

Blackstone Valley Crop Stops Loop

farmloopLeadershnip Rhode Island  Your gateway to farm-to-table freshness in northern Rhode Island. From the banks of the Blackstone River to the Apple Valley and beyond, farms and farmers markets abound. Whether you want to pick your own, grow your own or simply purchase locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, maple syrup, honey and wine, look no further than the Blackstone Valley. With nearly two dozen family-friendly destinations to choose from, the Loop is a delight for everyone. By following the trail, you will support our local farmers and enjoy the scenic vistas of northern Rhode Island.

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

Blackstone Valley Paddle Club

Blackstone Valley Paddle ClubRI Canoe and Kayak Association., Inc. P.O. Box 163 Wood River JCT, RI 02894  Formed by the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Canoe & Kayak Association.Join us when we explore a different waterway every Tuesday night in the Blackstone River Valley. Improve your paddling skills, find the best paddling locations in the valley, learn about water quality, and enjoy a relaxing evening on the water. We launch at 6:15 PM each Tuesday night May through August.

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council

175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200
Develops and promotes tourism, economic development, and environmental cleanup activities and sustainability in Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley, including the development and operation of several ongoing and special events, projects and activities. Events include the Blackstone Valley Polar Express, Train Excursion through the Blackstone Valley, American Girl Train Ride,  Blackstone Explorer Riverboat Tours, Bike Tours, Dragon Boat Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival, Culinaria Food Tours, Heritage Golf Tournament, and Annual Tourism Council Celebration. Google Map

Blackstone Valley Visitor Center/Center by the Blackstone

Blackstone Valley Visitor Center175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860 401-724-2200 Provides maps, brochures and other tourism related materials, help desk, available to book meetings and special events, movie and presentation theatre, gallery, RIPTA transportation center, Blackstone Shop Gift Shop, a moving kiosk that illustrates various highlights of the valley, and art galleries and displays. Be sure to check out the free 20 minute movie: The Hidden Blackstone and get your National Park Passport stamped. The Visitor Center is also home to the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council.


Mon – Sun: 10 am to 4 pm

Hands-on relief map of the Blackstone River Valley Watershed: Informs visitors about how the valley came to be and the implications of its tremendous waterpower. This exhibit was designed with an emphasis on the sight-impaired, and as an educational tool for school children.

2 art gallery display areas including a 1,000 square foot gallery: Available to exhibit the works of Rhode Island artists.

State-of-the-art theater: Surrounded by a life size 360 degree photo mural of a mill interior, shows the award winning film, “Hidden in the Blackstone,” a film on the rise and fall of the American Industrial Revolution. The stunning light fixtures and 50 plush seats were rescued from the Leroy Theater and restored. There is additional seating for another 40 persons on carpeted terraced seating behind the theater chairs. The theater is available for use by local, state, and national organizations and businesses after 5 pm to hold meetings, lectures, and special musical performances.

Blackstone Shop: Operated by the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, the gift shop offers food and gift items including Blackstone Valley, Rhode Island and Polar Express related products and products from a variety of local artists. More

Transportation center: Utilized by about 15,000 bus riders.

Rent the Visitor Center

The Center is available for rental for all types of events including meetings, conferences, weddings and special events. Hosts weddings with a capacity of 400 and is same sex friendly for weddings. Google Map

Bryant University

Bryant University1150 Douglas Pike Smithfield, RI 02917 401-232-6000  Throughout our nearly 150 year history, Bryant has been building the knowledge and character of our students to help them achieve success. We are a student-centered university, focused on providing rigorous academic programs that integrate business and liberal arts to develop the skills and critical thinking that are essential to every profession. Google Map

Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society

Burrillville Historical Society PO Box 93, 16 Laurel Hill Ave. Pascoag RI 02859 401-568-8534  In existence since February of 1970. Since that time, it has strived to preserve the history of our town by oral histories, slide show presentations on the individual villages in Burrillville, working with the Historic District Commission in its placement of Harrisville and Oakland on the National Register, cataloging the cemeteries, and in various other ways. There are many aspects of preservation, but the participation of the people is the most important one.  Support us with your ideas, active membership, historical information or articles, and thoughts about the goals this organization should strive to reach in the future. Google Map

Captain Wilbur Kelly House Transportation Museum

Captain Wilbur Kelly HouseBlackstone River State Park, Lower River Rd. Lincoln, RI 02865 401-333-0295  It’s where all of the transportation stories of the Blackstone River Valley come together. Situated between the Blackstone River and the Blackstone Canal, the museum shows the history of the river and canal as a means of transportation from the Native American peoples to the pinnacle of the Industrial Revolution. Open daily April – October, 9 am – 4:30 pm. Google Map

Central Falls, City of

Central Falls580 Broad St. Central Falls RI 02863 401-727-7474 Established in 1790, Central Falls, at 1 square mile, is the smallest community in Rhode Island, and one of the most densely populated cities in the country. The city has a history of industrial development, and currently has several large manufacturing plants with its economy sustained primarily by a diversified manufacturing industry.Google Map

Country View Golf Club

Country View Country Club 49 Club Lane, RR4, Colwell St. Burrillville, RI 02830   401-568-7157 An 18 hole, par 70, 6067 yard, public golf course, situated 10 minutes north of Providence R.I. and just over the Massachusetts state line. Located close to major highways. With relatively few strategically placed bunkers and small greens this picturesque layout offers a challenge for everyone. Country View Golf Club features gas powered golf carts equipped with roofs, windshields, and course yardage guides. Clubhouse, restaurant, bar/lounge available for special events. Google Map

Courtyard by Marriott Lincoln/Providence

Marriott Hotel636 George Washington Hwy Lincoln, RI 02865 401-333-3400  It’s a new stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Providence/Lincoln hotel. We have recently completed renovating the entire hotel, featuring a new lobby experience with flexible work spaces, free Wi-Fi, a boarding pass printing station, and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our Go Board. The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect., provides healthy food and beverage offerings for breakfast, dinner, plus evening bar service. Hosts weddings with a capacity: 46 Google Map

Crystal Lake Golf Club

Crystal Lake Golf Course100 Bronco Highway Mapleville, RI  02839 401-567-4500 or 4502 Located on Route 102 in Burrillville the 23,000 square foot facility opened May 2004. Public course, 18 holes, par 70, 6349 years. The main floor consists of our Waterfront Room with a seating capacity of 225. Spectacular views of Crystal Lake and our 18th green makes this a popular venue for weddings and functions. Our tavern can accommodate 100 patrons and is open to the public on a daily basis during golf season. Lunch and dinner specials prepared by our professional staff have received rave reviews. Hosts weddings with a capacity of 200 and is same sex friendly for weddings. Google Map

Cumberland, Town of

Cumberland, Rhode Island45 Broad St. Cumberland RI 02864 401-728-2400 Acquired from Massachusetts in 1747, Cumberland’s early industrial growth centered around the abundant water power of the Blackstone and Abbott Run Rivers. Today, Cumberland retains its early rural charm and country atmosphere while maintaining continued industrial and commercial growth. Manufacturing and retail trade are today’s largest income sources. Google Map

Daggett House

Daggett House Slater Park, 825 Armistice Blvd. Pawtucket, RI  02861 401-722-6931  The oldest standing house in Pawtucket, furnished with outstanding antiques, including Colonial Pewter used in the Revolutionary War and China owned by Gen. & Mrs. Nathanael Greene and the Daggett Family. Eight generations of Daggetts lived on the farm, now known as Slater Park. The house was leased in 1902 by the Pawtucket Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) who began its restoration. Hosts weddings. Google Map

Daughters of American Revolution – Pawtucket Chapter

Daughters of the American Revolution - Pawtucket Chapter Daggett House 825 Armistice Blvd.  Pawtucket, RI 02861 401-722-6931  Second oldest chapter in Rhode Island and are very proud of our eight “Real Daughters” whose fathers served in the American Revolution. These eight women were early chapter members in the late 1800s soon after the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was formed. We have 3 members currently. Google Map


DetoursBlackstone Valley Tourism Council  175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200
Provides maps depicting self guided tours centered around geographic areas, subject or types of activities.

Diamond Hill Park

Diamond Hill Park1464 Diamond Hill Rd. Cumberland RI 02864 401-334-9996 Named for its mile-long face of veined granite quartz, Diamond Hill is another great place to do some jogging or hiking, have a picnic and enjoy a free concert. The town sponsors the free Summer Concert Series in July and August. Climb to the summit and you can see for miles around on a clear day. Once you’ve gotten to the top of the former ski slopes (the smaller hill on the left is a much easier hike) you come to walking trails from which you can see the Diamond Hill Reservoir to the east and Woonsocket and beyond to the west. There are picnic sites throughout the park with permits required only for outings and barbecues. The pond in front of the bandstand is a favorite of kids looking for frogs and tadpoles. Bring a net and bucket for observing, Bathroom facilities are open only on days at special events and outings by permit. Hosts weddings with Monastery Park. 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

Donna H. Blinn Genealogy

Lincoln, RI  02865  401-474-3618 This service offers you the option of finding specific places of personal interest such as local resource centers for vital records, location of former homes, mills, and churches where your ancestors once resided as well as finding the cemeteries. A genealogical venture often extends far beyond the basic data found in the vital records. Visiting the places where your ancestors once lived, worked and worshiped will enhance your journey into the past. For information on obtaining assistance with your family history venture in the Blackstone Valley, and/or assistance with your Family Tree and lineage charts, please contact: Donna H. Blinn


Eastern Mountain Sports Kayaking Tours & Rentals

Eastern Mountain SportsLincoln Woods State Park 1 Les Pawson Loop Lincoln, RI 02865  800-310-4504 x4
401-595-1525 (local) In Rhode Island we offer both flatwater (lakes & ponds) and ocean paddling adventures from a number of different locations across the state. Most basic kayak lessons are held at our boat house and kayak rental facility at Lincoln Woods State Park. Here we offer kayak lesson and rentals seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Our most popular basic kayak class at Lincoln Woods State Park is Kayak Strokes and Rescues. This comprehensive full day class is perfect for anyone who has never had formal kayak instruction. For our more advanced paddlers we offer a wide variety of open water programs on Narragansett Bay and off the coast of Newport, Jamestown and the South Shore of Rhode Island. These programs range from two day open ocean classes to single day rock hopping and kayak surfing classes. All lessons are prescheduled at the beginning of the season (calendar of dates available online); but private, group and family paddling days are also available upon special request. Google Map

Echo Lake Campground

 200 Moroney Road Burrillville, RI 02859 401-568-7109  Water/electric hookups, dumping station, picnic tables, store, firewood, beaches for supervised swimming, waterskiing, boating and fishing. Recreation fields, pavilion, disc jockey, church service on Saturdays, fun night DJ, badminton, horse shoes, rest room, hot showers. Google Map

Eleazer Arnold House

Eleazer Arnold House 487 Great Rd. Lincoln, RI 02865 401-728 -9696 617-227-3956 Unique stone-ender, 17th century dwelling. Its most distinctive feature is the great stone-end chimney that makes up the western end of the house Owned by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. The house is open on the 4th Saturday of each month, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Hosts weddings. Google Map

Experience Pawtucket

Pawtucket Foundation 67 Park Place PO Box 515 Pawtucket, RI 02862
 401-725-4400 Experience Pawtucket is a program developed by The Pawtucket Foundation to market living, working and visiting opportunities by utilizing local designers, photographers, writers, video producers and web developers.The City of Pawtucket is more than a physical location. It’s a community made up of talented and passionate residents, businesses and visitors. People that care about their community and work together to create and realize a vision for the future. Experience Pawtucket is their venue. A place to share their stories, talents and resources and invite others to join them from near and far. Whether you’re an existing or potential resident, entrepreneur, business owner, employee or visitor, we invite you to get out and Experience Pawtucket! Google Map

Feinstein Youth Camp

Feinstein Youth Camp704 Buck Hill Rd.  Pascoag, RI  02859 401-567-4470 Campground contains 4 theme areas: Medieval Castle (sleeps 48); Old West Adventure (sleeps 48); Pirate High Seas Adventure (sleeps 48); Webelos Woods Camping Area.  Activities include archery; BB shooting; nightly campfire; nature; ecology/conservation studies; row boating; paddle boating; fishing on Crater Lake (fishing contests); pool; sports field; dining hall; trading post. Google Map

George Washington Management Area

George Washington Management Area2185 Putnam Pike Chepachet RI 02814 401-568-2103  A 3,000 acre state-managed area for swimming, camping and hiking, bird watching and wildlife observation, and hunting connected to the 100-acre Casimir Pulaski Memorial Park on the Burrillville-Glocester border. Google Map

George Washington Management Area Campground

2185 Putnam Pike George Washington Management Area CampgroundChepachet, RI 02814-1705 401-568-6700  Located within the 4000 acre George Washington Management Area, and on the shores of Bowdish Reservoir, the 100 acre George Washington Memorial Camping Area is an overnight, primitive camping facility offering a multitude of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. There are 45 treed, well spaced gravel sites suitable for tents, trailers, and RV’s. Electrical hookups are not available; water is available from the various shared spigots throughout the campground. Bathrooms are either outhouses or pit toilets, there are no shower facilities. There are two Adirondack style shelters available by reservation, for group camping (limited to 20 persons each).

Glocester Country Club

Glocester Country ClubPutnam Pike, Rte. 44  Glocester, RI 02820 401-949-3330   Established in 1929, Glocester Country Club is perhaps the best kept secret in Rhode Island. Located on Waterman Lake in Harmony, we offer a family atmosphere including golf, tennis, swimming, and boating. We currently have multiple levels of membership available and are dispensing with the usual initiation fees through December 31, 2012. Google Map

Glocester, Town of

Glocester, Rhode Island 1145 Putnam Pike Chepachet RI 02814 401-568-6206  Established in 1639, Glocester’s early industry consisted of farming, coal mining, lumber manufacturing, potash manufacturing, forging and cotton seed oil manufacturing. Diverse industries such as cigar making, granite and marble quarrying, distilling, box making, hat manufacturing and tin smithing have also had a presence. Glocester was immortalized because of its picturesque essence by H. P. Lovecraft in his “Selected Letters.” Google Map

Grace Note Farm Inn

Grace Note Farm Inn969 Jackson Schoolhouse Road. Pascoag, RI  02859  401-567-0354 Located adjacent to the George Washington Management Area, the Grace Note Farm Inn offers FARMSTAY, a unique opportunity to work and live on an antique farm in the foothills of Northwest Rhode Island. Participate in the day-to-day chores of maintaining the farm, enjoy outdoor activity or simply take in the beautiful vistas, sounds of nature and breath in the fresh air. Accommodations, bed and breakfast, inn or guest house, shared bathroom, smoke free, Blackstone Valley and Northern Rhode Island, cross-country skiing, bike trail, bird watching trail, hiking and jogging trail, horseback riding, wildlife viewing. Holds weddings with a capacity of 35 + outside tent and same sex friendly for weddings. Google Map

Hampton Inn & Suites

Hampton Inn Suites945 Douglas Pike Smithfield, RI 02917 401-232-9200 1-800-hampton Located in charming Smithfield just a half mile from Bryant University. Have fun at the Twin River entertainment and gaming complex or explore the many unique shops and boutiques close to our hotel. Take time to visit Slatersville Village Green with its stunning 18th Century homes. Downtown Providence is just 9 miles away – take the family to Roger Williams Park and Zoo and discover fantastic shopping at Providence Place Mall. Google Map

Holiday Acres Campground

Holiday Acres Campground591 Snake Hill Rd. Glocester  RI 02857  401-934-0780  Established over a half century ago Holiday Acres has been providing families with the camping experience that keeps them coming back.  This year is packed with events and good times that will last a lifetime. Call us today for site availability or if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you. Our friendly staff will be glad to help you with any special arrangements if needed. Stop by and visit us for a tour of our facility. Google Map

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Conference Center

Holiday Inn Express Woonsocket194 Fortin Dr. Woonsocket, RI 02895 401-769-5000  1-800-465-4329 We offer top-of-the-line amenities and are located near numerous businesses and exciting local attractions, such as Providence. Hotel guests staying with us for business purposes will be sure to appreciate the fact that we offer over 4,000 square feet of meeting space. Our hotel near Providence, RI also features a business center, which includes free Internet access, print and copy services and computer access. We are also situated near numerous businesses, such as CVS Corporate, Hanna Instruments, Highland Industrial Park and Alesis Numark. Hosts weddings. 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

Lincoln, Town of

Lincoln Rhode Island100 Old River Rd. Lincoln RI   02865 401-333-1100  Established in 1730, Lincoln’s seven villages were established in the late 19th century with the introduction of the textile industry. Manufacturing is the principal source of income today with jewelry, silverware and primary metals leading the groups. Recent years have shown a trend towards increased diversification with the advent and growth of new industries, while acquiring more than 300 acres of open space. Google Map

Machines with Magnets

Machines with Magnets400 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860 401.475.2655  A 2000 sq. ft. multipurpose space that is easily integrated into recording sessions and can accommodate large ensembles. The space is available for rent for live performances and art exhibitions and is zoned tax-exempt on the sale of original artwork. Machines with Magnets sells classic cocktails, beer, and wine at all events. The space is fitted with a Yorkville Elite EX2 system (consisting of a 1200-watt 1×18 subwoofer and dual 450-watt 1×12 full range speaker enclosures), dual Yorkville 100KW powered monitors, a Soundcraft GB2R 16/2 mixing console, outboard time-based effect processing, Shure SM57/SM58s, Sennheiser e602, Audix drum miking kit, and DIs by Radial and Groove Tube. 16 lines connect the stage to mix position while 32 lines connect the venue to the recording studio. The space is currently curated by World’s Fair. MWM’s thirteen foot walls are perfect for accommodating large format piece 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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Monastery Park

Monastery Park1464 Diamond Hill Rd. Cumberland, RI  02864  401-334-9996 Site of a former Cistercian Monastery, contains jogging and walking trails, library, playgrounds and gardens. Hosts weddings with Diamond Hill Park. 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

New Dawn Earth Center

75 Wrentham Road Cumberland, RI 02864-1109 401-333-1341 Offers programs and activities dealing with nature and the environment that are both educational and fun for children, adults and families.  Google Map

North Central State Airport

North Central AirportNorth Central Airport 300 Jenckes Hill Road Smithfield, RI 02917 (401) 333-8503 Fax (401) 333-8551  Conveniently located 15 minutes west of downtown Providence, home to a critically acclaimed arts scene, sophisticated nightlife, and world-class dining. The Rhode Island Convention Center, The Dunkin’ Donuts Center, and The Providence Performing Arts Center are also quickly accessible. For professional football fans, the airport is only 30 minutes south of famed Gillette Stadium, home of four-time Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots. We know that an airport is not a final destination for most people, but the Providence Jet Center at SFZ is committed to making your visit as enjoyable and hassle-free as possibleGoogle Map

North Smithfield, Town of

North Smithfield, Rhode Island575 Smithfield Rd. North Smithfield RI  401-767-2202 Established in 1730, the town was rural-agrarian in its beginnings, with most early settlers living and working on farms. Today, the forest and farmland has been and is presently being redesigned into residential, industrial, commercial and recreational use. While adopting a suburban character, the town has not lost its early charm. Google Map

Paddle Blackstone

Paddle BlackstoneBlackstone Valley Tourism Council 175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200 Website provides information about paddling activities in Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley, including special packages and links to resources and information regarding paddling locations on the Blackstone River.

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

Pawtucket, City of

Pawtucket137 Roosevelt Ave. Pawtucket RI 02860 401-728-0500   Established in 1671, Pawtucket has the 4th largest city population in Rhode Island. With a rich history of manufacturing, being the birthplace of the industrial revolution and the country’s first working cotton mill, Pawtucket now has 300 diversified industries with the largest being toys, jewelry, silverware, metals and textiles. Google Map

Pillsbury House

Pillsbury House341 Prospect Street Woonsocket, RI 02895  401-766-7983 Built in 1875, The Pillsbury House is tucked away on quiet and historic Prospect Street in Woonsocket’s fashionable North End. It’s just a half-mile from the storied Blackstone River, the river that powered the American Industrial Revolution, and is in the heart of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. Pillsbury House is one half-hour from Providence and T. F. Green Airport; about 45 minutes from Worcester, Mass.; and an hour from Boston, Mass. Whether you are coming to the Blackstone Valley to visit friends or relatives, touring the historic area, or traveling for business, the Pillsbury House is a home where the gentle amenities of life are still observed. Google Map

Rhode Island Watercolor Society

Rhode Island Watercolor Society825 Armistice Blvd.  Pawtucket, RI 02861 401-726-1876  One of the oldest watercolor organizations in America. It provides artists and the general public the opportunity to view, purchase, exhibit and learn about watermedia art. RIWS offers classes, workshops and demonstrations by nationally and regionally acclaimed artists. RIWS also organizes educational trips to art exhibitions. Located in a historic lakeside “boathouse” in Slater Memorial Park, RIWS features an art gallery, library and studio space. The gallery hosts 15 shows per year, including a National Watermedia Competition. Google Map

Riverzedge Arts Project

Riverzedge68 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895  401-767-2100 Social enterprise that provides talented underserved teens hands-on work experience in graphic design, digital photography, screen-printing and visual arts. RiverzEdge creates positive educational and economic outcomes for youth and their communities through artistic expression, disciplined effort and self-reliance. Google Map

Sandra Feinstein – Gamm Theatre

Sandra Feinstein - Gamm Theatre172 Exchange St. Pawtucket RI 02860 401-723-4266 The Gamm presents plays of substance and distinction, acted with excellence and offered to the public in an intimate setting that allows the audience to be immersed fully in the ambiance of the production and the interchange between the actors themselves, and between the actors and the audience. Hosts weddings. 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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Slatersville – America’s First Village

Slatersville - America's First VillageThis feature length documentary by award-winning director and Slatersville native Christian de Rezendes will follow the story of America’s first mill village and its historic impact to the Blackstone River Valley and its two-century-long evolution through the Industrial Revolution – from the tales of Samuel and John Slater seeking land to expand their workforce in the early 1800s to the saving and restoration of the abandoned Slatersville Mill in the early 2000s. As the Industrial Revolution struggled with change, so has the nation’s first mill village. Our film will examine what life was like at the start of the 19th century through interviews with historians and scholars.

Smithfield, Town of

Smithfield, Rhode Island64 Farnum Pike Esmond RI 02917  401-233-1010 Established in 1730, Smithfield was extensively settled by the Quakers and was one of three towns separated from Providence in 1730/31. Today, Smithfield is a growing community located in the center of the industrial triangle formed by the cities of Providence, Woonsocket, and Worcester, Mass. Known as “Apple Country” thanks to numerous apple orchards, Smithfield also has a solid industrial base which includes several companies and Bryant College. Google Map

Sports Facilities Database

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council – 175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI 02860 401-724-2200 1-800-  Excel file contains a database of local and regional sports facilities in each Blackstone Valley community.

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

St. Ann’s Cultural Center

St. Ann's Cultural Center84 Cumberland St., PO Box 79 Woonsocket, RI 02895 401-356-0713 St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center is Woonsocket’s own Sistine Chapel, with city ancestors looking down from the historic walls. Ornate stained glass and fresco paintings cover every wall of the restored building, now run as community-based non-profit.  Currently the center is open every Sunday with tours between 1 and 4. They serve dinners and do performances in the former church and in the basement below, which has a full bar (including liquor license) and a stage, complete with a large dressing room.  All of the facilities are available for rent, with accommodations for performances, special events, and weddings. 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

Woonasquatucket Watershed Council

27 Sims Ave. Providence, RI  02909 401.861.9046 Encourage, support and promote the restoration and preservation of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed as an environmental, recreational, cultural, and economic asset of the State of Rhode Island. The group, organized by staff of the Woonasquatucket River Greenway Project, is composed of residents, representatives of local and state government, and local non-profits and works to improve the environmental, recreational and economic assets of the Woonasquatucket watershed. The Council works with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM) and other state and federal agencies to design and implement projects in the watershed. The watershed has been chosen as a pilot for the RI DEM’s Watershed Approach. The Woonasquatucket River Greenway Project is now a program of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council. The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council has monthly meetings that are open to the public. Interested people are strongly encouraged to participate.

Woonsocket Motor Inn

Woonsocket Motor Inn333 Clinton Street Woonsocket, RI 02895  401-762-1224 A family owned business for more than 30 years. The red carpet is out at the Woonsocket Motor Inn. Whether your stay is for business or for pleasure, for one day, two days or more, all the comforts of a traditional New England Inn and all the amenities of a modern hotel are yours to expect and enjoy. We have wireless Internet access and cable TV, at no extra charge, in every room.  Rooms are spacious and  clean, with  carpeting and bathrooms in every room. All rooms have private phones, cable TV , superb friendly service and the best room rates around. Google Map

Woonsocket, City of

Woonsocket, Rhode Island169 Main St. Woonsocket RI 02895 401-762-6400  Established in 1867, Woonsocket was first settled in the late 17th century, with the early settlers farming the land and utilizing the power of the Woonsocket Falls. Today, Woonsocket is made up predominantly of Franco-Americans whose ancestors came from Canada to work in the textile mills. It is the commercial center for a large area of northern Rhode Island and south-central Mass., with Route 146 and the Providence and Worcester Railroad, linking it to the two major centers in the region. Google Map