Blackstone River Bikeway
The Blackstone Valley is an area rich in history — it was the birthplace of the American textile industry and home to some of the state’s most productive factories. Bike along the Blackstone River Bikeway for a chance to admire the old mills and canals. If you’re especially curious, you can stop by the Captain Wilbur Kelly house, which is right off the trail. It has been converted into a museum that details how Blackstone’s waterways powered New England’s Industrial Revolution.
Path Highlights: Gorgeous views of the dams, waterfalls and mill buildings that dot the Blackstone River.
End of the Line: The southern trailhead begins at Jones Street in Valley Falls, Cumberland; the northern trailhead begins at River’s Edge Park in Woonsocket.
Details: Difficulty: moderate; length: 11.6 miles.