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Blackstone Valley Region

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BLACKSTONE VALLEY REGION

Considered the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, it was powered by the Blackstone River. This region in Rhode Island was designated the Blackstone River Valley National Historic Park. The industrial heritage of the region runs deep as the 1st cotton mill was started in Pawtucket in the Historic Slater Mill Complex. Don’t miss the natural beauty of Lincoln Woods State Park with 646 miles of terrain to explore, outdoor activities include hiking, biking, kayaking, boating, fishing, bouldering and horseback riding. The northern part of the state is certainly worth scouting out!

Activities &

attractions

Stadium Theater & Conservatory For The Performing Arts

Built in 1926, it is one of the few remaining examples of the majestic Vaudeville Theatre era in operation today. Since being restored in 2001, the Stadium Theatre has developed into a community center where famed international artists perform.

Slater Mill Park

Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark is recognized internationally as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. The 1793 Old Slater Mill, 1810 Wilkinson Mill and the 1758 Sylvanus Brown House are located here.

lincoln woods state park

One of Blackstone Valley’s greatest treasures, comprised of 458 acres to enjoy which includes a covered bridge, fresh water beach for swimming and trout fishing, jogging, hiking, mountain bike and equestrian trails

Museum of Work & Culture

A compelling story of immigrants who came to find a better life in the mill towns along the Blackstone River.

Rhode Island Spirits Distillery & Tasting Room

Proud owners and distillers, Cathy the forager and Kara the home brewer, are New England’s first LGBT sprit brand. They make 100% organic & gluten free gin, vodka & liquors in Pawtucket.

The Guild Tap Room

A craft beer cooperative designed to deliver state of the art brewing, packaging, quality control, and customer service! Onsite you will find a brewing (100BBL brewhouse) and packaging facility as well as tap room and outdoor beer garden.

Foolproof Brewing Company & Taproom

Creators of “experience-based brewing” with each beer serving as a tribute to a sacred beer drinking moment—whether you’re watching a baseball game, relaxing at home on a rainy day, or just catching up with friends at the local pub.

Blackstone River Bikeway

Rhode Island’s second-longest bike path, with 18.2 miles of bikeway – which includes 11.6 miles of continuous path from Cumberland to Woonsocket and segments of on and off-road bikeway heading south to India Point Park in Providence and north to the Massachusetts border.

Diamond Hill Vineyards

A second generation family run vineyard and winery set in over 30 acres of vineyards, beautiful gardens and unspoiled woodlands in Cumberland. The site includes tours, wine & cheese tastings, a gift shop, and facilities for special functions.

Local

Accomodations

Bowdish Lake Campground

If you love the serene beauty nature brings this will give you a little of it all! Two-hundred wooded acres, 300-acre lake and 30-acre pond. Borders a state park with marked hiking trails.

Grace Note Farm

Grace Note Farm is an equestrian inn on a homestead farm from 1730. In NW Rhode Island adjacent to the George Washington Management area, riders can enjoy over six hours of riding on sandy trails. Gourmet meals, kid friendly. New concert series every season.

Twin River Casino Hotel

The hotel at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln features 136 rooms and suites. Amenities include an indoor pool with a stone fireplace feature wall, a fitness center and an outdoor courtyard.

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Rhode island foodie tours

The bounty of Rhode Island stems from its earliest days when Native Americans taught the early settlers how to farm and fish along its 420 miles of coastline. From clambakes to johnny cakes, our culinary traditions are literally pond to plate and farm to fork.

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