The Blackstone River Valley is a region of nearly 400,000 acres located within twenty-four communities in central Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island. Route 146 is the main highway running north and south between Providence and Worcester. It intersects with I-95 and I-295 in Rhode Island and I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) in Massachusetts.
Directional signage along these major highways points the way to our six Visitor Centers. Visitor Centers are located in Providence, Pawtucket, Lincoln and Woonsocket, RI as well as Uxbridge and Worcester, MA.
Please also look for signage directing you to tune to AM 1140 for further directions and visitor information while traveling along major highways in the Blackstone River Valley.
You can also download a copy of the National Park Service's Heritage Corridor map of Blackstone River Valley. To get copies of other useful maps, please drop by one of our visitor centers.
Directions to Corridor Commission Office:
Directions from I-495 south
Directions from 146 south
Directions from 146 north
Did You Know?
The top speed on the Blackstone Canal was 3 mph? The canal barges, pulled by a team of two horses, usually took two days to make the 44 mile journey from Providence, RI to Worcester, MA.