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

    Blackstone River Valley

    National Heritage Corridor MA,RI

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The 2013 Greenway Challenge
The Greenway Challenge, New England's premier adventure race, will happen on September 28, 2013. Watch our athletes run, paddle and cycle through one of the most beautiful and historic sections of New England, the Blackstone River Valley, for the Blackstone River Valley Greenway Challenge an Adventure Race like no other!

The mission of the Greenway Challenge is to promote the recreational quality of life in the Blackstone River Valley. Working with partner organizations, the Greenway Challenge supports clean water campaigns, hiking and biking trails, wildlife projects, environmental education and development of waterway access.

Visit the Greenway Challenge website for more information.

 

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Did You Know?

John Slater House, Slatersville, RI

After opening America's first successful textile mill, Samuel Slater also helped establish America's first mill village. Slatersville, in North Smithfield, RI, began operations in 1807. His brother John Slater, who lived in the white house seen here, ran the village for almost 40 years.