Vibrant, Healthy, free-flowing Waterways in the Blackstone Valley, Treasured by All


The Blackstone River Valley offers a variety of recreational opportunities.  Below is a sampling (Click on the + button to expand any of the listings below to get more information):

Paddlers on the Blackstone River near Manville

On the Water

There are many opportunities to get on the water in the Blackstone River Watershed. The Blackstone, Quinsigamond, Mumford, West and Mill Rivers in Massachusetts all provide navigable stretches for canoes and kayaks.

Walkers along the Blackstoner River

On Foot

There are many places to hike or walk in the Blackstone River Watershed. Here are a selection:

MA Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) parks in the watershed

West Hill Dam and Park

Mass Audubon Preserves

Waters Farm

Grafton Land Trust

Cyclists on the Blackstone River Bikeway (photo courtesy of the National Park Service)

On a Bicycle

The Blackstone River Greenway, when complete, will provide a 48-mile bicycle trail from Worcester to Providence with connections to other existing or proposed trails including the East Bay Trail (Providence, RI to Bristol, RI) and the Southern New England Trunk Trail (Franklin, MA to CT state line in Douglas).

Blackstone River Greenway visit the Blackstone River Valley National heritage Corridor.

© The Blackstone River Watershed Association, 2013