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
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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
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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 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.
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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
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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
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