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

    Blackstone River Valley

    National Heritage Corridor MA,RI

directions to the blackstone river bikeway parking

Directions to the Bikeway in Massachusetts
Millbury Parking Lot
Millbury, MA
From Route 146 South

  1. Take Exit for Rt. 122A South/ Millbury Exit
  2. At the top of the ramp turn right at light onto 122 A/Main Street.
  3. Cross over Rt. 146, parking lot on right about 100 yards past highway.

From Route 146 North

  1. Take Exit for Rt. 122 A/ Millbury.
  2. At top of ramp, turn right onto Rt. 122A/ Main Street.
  3. Parking lot about 100 yards on right.

Worcester Parking Lot
Worcester, MA
From Route 146 South

  1. Take "Millbury Street" Exit.
  2. Travel 1.3 miles and the bikeway parking lot is on your right.

From Route 146 North

  1. Take Rt. 146 North to the "Kane Square / Millbury St" exit.
  2. Turn right at the end of the ramp and travel 0.3 miles down Millbury St.
  3. Bikeway Parking lot will be on your right.
 

Directions to the Blackstone River Bikeway in Rhode Island

For a general map of the Rhode Island Section, download the Directions PDF.

Manville Parking Area
Lincoln, RI

From Route 146

  1. Turn onto Sayles Hill Rd at the lights
  2. Bear right at Old River Rd/RI-126
  3. Turn left onto Main Street
  4. At the light turn right onto New River Rd
  5. Go .2 mile on New River Road until you see the small sign for the Bikeway on your left.
  6. Take a very sharp left onto the access road at the sign for the bikeway. You will see a small sign for some businesses at the top of the access road.
  7. Once you start down the hill, you will see the parking on the far side of the RR tracks and bikeway
  8. Use caution! Parking is on the opposite side of the bikeway.

There is limited parking at this location.

Albion Parking Area
Lincoln, RI

From Route 146

  1. Take the RI-116 exit
  2. Turn left at George Washington Hwy/RI-116 N
  3. Turn left at Old River Rd/RI-126
  4. Turn right onto School St.
  5. Parking is just before the intersection of School St. and Albion Road.

There is limited parking at this location.

Central Parking Lot on I-295
Route 295N Parking Area
Lincoln, RI

  1. On Route 295N (not accessible from 295S)
  2. Between exit 9 and 10, look for blue rest area signs
  3. You will ride a .05 mile spur to bikeway

There is ample parking, as well as restrooms and refreshments at this location.

Route 116 Parking
Lincoln, R
I
From Route 295

  1. Take Exit 10 Route 122 south towards Cumberland
  2. Follow Route 122 0.5 mile to Route 116, George Washington Hwy.
  3. Turn right over the bridge. Watch for Bikeway Parking sign on right.

There is limited parking at this location.

Ashton Village Parking
Cumberland, RI

From Route 295

  1. Take Exit 10 Route 122 south towards Cumberland
  2. Just after the intersection of Route 116, George Washington Hwy, take a right onto Store Hill Road.
  3. Take a right in front of the River Lofts at Ashton Mills
  4. Public Parking is on the right. Please do not park in the River Lofts parking lot.

There is very limited parking at this location.

Front St. Parking Area
Lincoln, RI

From Route 146

  1. Take exit for Route 123 Breakneck Hill Road
  2. Follow Route 123. It will become Great Road and then it becomes Front St.
  3. Go past the Lincoln Shopping Plaza
  4. Parking is .2 mile on the left at the flashing yellow light.

There is ample parking at this location. There are refreshments & restaurants nearby.

John St. Parking
Lincoln, RI
From Route 146

  1. Take exit for Route 123 Breakneck Hill Road
  2. Follow Route 123. It will become Great Road, then Front St. and eventually John St. Look for Bikeway Sign on the left.
  3. Parking lot is on the left.

There is limited parking at this location.

River’s Edge Parking Area
Woonsocket, RI

From Route 146

  1. Take the Route 99 North Exit
  2. Take a left at the end of 99 on to Mendon Road
  3. At a fork and set of lights, keep left on Cumberland Hill Rd.
  4. At the next set of lights, take a left onto Hamlet Avenue.
  5. After crossing a bridge, take the first left onto Davison Street Turn left into River’s Edge Recreational parking

There is ample parking at this lot.

Did You Know?

Portrait of Samuel Slater.

Samuel Slater, known as the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution," was born in Belper, England in 1768. He arrived in America in 1789 and helped to establish the Slater Mill in 1790. More...