Blackstone Valley is a region of Central Massachusetts extending from Worcester southeast toward Providence, Rhode Island. Wikitravel extends the area to include some other towns of Greater Worcester.
The nearby city of Providence, RI has a large international airport and Worcester,MA has a smaller national airport.
Route 146 is the main highway running north and south between Worcester and Providence.
The main method of transportation in this region is by car. The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) offers bus service to certain parts of Blackstone Valley. Check the schedule for specific bus routes .
Historic Sites and Museums, including
Blackstone River, which runs throughout the region. Tour it on the Explorer,the only riverboat in RI, or on the Samuel Slater Canal Boat, which can be used for river tours or an overnight bed and breakfast.
Theater Local theater organizations offer various theatrical and musical productions, which are sometimes shown over dinner. Some local communities also have annual concerts. Check out the following theaters:
There are many different restaurants and diners in this region that offer many different types of food. Famous for family-style, all you can eat chicken dinners. Other restaurants offer a variety of cuisines, including Cape Verdean, Chinese, Colombian, Dominican, French, Guatemalan, Indian, Italian, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese. There are bakeries that offer Italian and Italian/American, Italian/French, Portuguese and Spanish inspired goods. Also, a variety of Asian, Cape Verdean, Dominican, Indian, International, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish markets are present in this region.
Blackstone Valley Scenic Railway Tours
From Cumberland, RI to Putnam, Ct. enjoy fall Foliage and Shopping Excursion to Putnam, CT full 3 1/2 hours in Putnam for antique shopping, dining, and Putnam Fall Festival. Samuel Slater Canal Boat and B&B Launched in May, 2000 as a millennium project, the 40-foot canal boat is the only one of its kind plying American waters. Docked at its permanent docking area at Central Falls Landing, The boat can seat up to 12 for river tours and can be chartered for up to 4 as an overnight bed and breakfast.