Northern Rhode Island is home to Blackstone Valley, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Blackstone Valley’s historical roots combined with ample arts offerings and festivals, unique restaurants, and varied attractions make it an ideal spot for a wide range of visitors.
Immerse yourself in history at one of Blackstone Valley’s museums and historic sites, including Slater Mill, a National Historic Landmark. Head over to Twin River Casino, the state’s largest gaming and entertainment venue. Tour the area by water on the Blackstone River Explorer, with rides offered throughout much of the spring, summer and fall. Or spend a unique overnight on the Samuel Slater Canal Boat, the state’s only floating bed and breakfast.
Outdoor enthusiasts will find many options for canoeing, kayaking, fishing and biking. Hikers and campers can explore the many parks, management areas and campgrounds in Blackstone Valley. And for those looking for a hands-on experience, visit some of the many farms in the region where you can pick your own apples, pumpkins, berries and more. Come winter, hop aboard The Polar ExpressTM Train Ride, an ever-popular attraction inspired by the Chris Van Allsburg classic. Blackstone Valley is a great place to visit year-round.