Blackstone River Valley
Blackstone River Valley

Attractions and Adventure in the Blackstone River Valley


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Asa Waters, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA - Gunmaker's Family Historic Mansion
Blackstone Canal - 1825-28 constructed canal along the Blackstone River
Blackstone Gorge, Blackstone, MA - A wild section of the Blackstone River
Canoe Guide
Chain of Lights
Chestnut Mtg House, Millville, MA - 1769 Meeting House
Daniels Farmstead, Mendon, MA - amazing historic farmstead
Dorr Rebellion, Chepachet, RI
Douglas Hoop Barn - Historic Dutch Hoop Barn filled with antiques, Douglas, MA
Douglas State Forest
EN Jenckes General Store - intact 19th c general store, Douglas, MA
Farms & Farmstands
Firsts in the Blackstone River Valley
The Forge - 18th c. forge in renovated Whitin Mill, Northbridge (Whitinsville), MA
Grafton Common
Hassanamessit - 3.5 acre Indian reservation with July Powwow
Indian Burial Grounds
Ironstone School, Uxbridge, MA - one room schoolhouse
Kelly House - old sea captain's home along canal, aqueduct bridge and Ashton mills
Keown Orchards, Sutton, MA - events every weekend in season
Lincoln Woods State Park
Lime Rock
Lookout Rock, Northbridge, MA - scenic views of the river valley
Manchaug Greenway, Sutton, MA
Millville Lock - the most intact canal lock from Blackstone Canal, Millville, MA
Museum of Work & Culture, Woonsocket, RI
Old Armories
Pascoag Riverwalk

Phillips Farm

Purgatory Chasm, Sutton, MA - wonderful rock chasm and picnic grounds
Quaker Mtg House

RI Outdoor Sculpture
Riverbend Farm
Slater Mill
Spaightwood Galleries
Southwick Zoo

St. Ann's Arts & Cultural Center
St Brigid's Church
St Francis Orphanage
Sutton Old Stone School
Tea House at Whitin Park
Upton Beehive Chamber
Upton State Forest / Friends of Upton State Forest
Vaillaincourt Folk Art
Valentine Whitman House & Great Road's Three centuries of History

Vietnam Memorial
Walking Tours
Waters Farm
Whitin Center, Whitinsville
Willard Clock and House Museum, North Grafton, MA - 18th century clockmakers
Worcester Markers

Historical Societies

SPECIAL EVENTS: Dragonboat Races / Footsteps in History / Autumnfest / Octoberfest / Greenway Challenge / Maple Sugaring / Races / Canalfest / Indian Powwow / Grafton Arts Festival / Colonial Muster / Trades Fair / Car Cruises / Fall Farm Days / Celtic Festival / Chain of Lights /


  Enjoy some of  these unique, yet authentic stories and characters of the past:

Shays Rebellion - Lydia Taft - Indian Burial Ground - Ironstone School - Roger Williams

Chestnut Meeting House - King Philip's War Mumma Dudley - Nipmucs

Vaillancourt Folk Art - Upton's Hidden Treasure - John Hazeltine

Bud Gurney & Dorothea Waters - Stanley Woolen Mill - Al Consigli

A Short Blackstone Canal History - Winter's Gift - Colonial Gardens

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Dairy Farms

The Ghost of Tarkiln - Gun Making in the Valley - Not Just About Casinos

NATURE Articles: Gray Fox   Lost Grandeur   Hibernation   Birding    ACEC   Land Trusts

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