• The Slater Mill (yellow) and Wilkinson Mill (stone), along the Blacktone River in Pawtucket RI

    Blackstone River Valley

    National Heritage Corridor MA,RI

Blackstone River Bikeway The Massachusetts Section

Work has just begun on the 28 mile long Massachusetts section of the Bikeway. In June of 2005 the Grand Opening ceremony was held for 2.5 miles of Bikeway that were opened to the public. The Bikeway will ultimately extend from Worcester's City Common/Union Station to the Massachusetts / Rhode Island state line. As the Bikeway extends south, it will connect several historic mill villages and the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park where remnants of the Blackstone Canal are evident. The Massachusetts section of the Bikeway will ultimately be under the management of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

During construction, the interim on-road bikeway generally follows the Blackstone River as it meanders through six towns on its way to the Rhode Island border.

To view maps of the completed segement of the Bikeway in Massachusetts, as well as an overview map and detailed maps of the planned bikeway route, please follow the links below.

Massachusetts Bikeway map
Worcester detail
Millbury detail
Uxbridge detail
River Bend Farm detail
Blackstone detail

Did You Know?

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While best known for the textile industry, the factories of the Blackstone River Valley made hundreds of different products, ranging from barbed wire and monkey wrenches to space suits and Mr. Potato Head.