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After working on it for more than a decade, including being set back by a fire, the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor opened a new $21-million Worcester visitor center in October, one of six along the corridor which park officials hope will draw more people to learn about and visit the park. The corridor connects 25 communities between Worcester and Pawtucket, R.I. and is meant to showcase the area's role in the birth of the American Industrial Revolution, focusing on the old mill buildings in the region.
What is the Blackstone Heritage Corridor's best attribute?
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11/16/18 AT 09:35 AM
I very much enjoy all of the listed items and have visited the new visitor center (good job!). There are many more gems to be discovered of state and local historic resources. The Blackstone River Bikeway for me is the best, being the best kept secret, in Massachusetts. It's a secret because there is two relatively short nicely made trails but they are not connected. It's not a secret in Rhode Island since that's where the most continuous paved sections exist. They are all a bike rider's pleasure, great for families as well as enthusiasts.

11/16/18 AT 09:35 AM
WE need to finish the sections in MA that are not finished.

11/16/18 AT 09:35 AM
The Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park includes a reasonably intact segment of the historic canal with its towpath which is a very popular walking trail. The Heritage Park begins the story of the farm to factory work tradition of Valley residents in the early days to the new American republic during the transition from canal transportation to rail.

11/16/18 AT 09:35 AM
Upon completion it will be!

11/16/18 AT 09:35 AM
Please complete the bikeway.

11/16/18 AT 09:35 AM
It's difficult to single out one element, but I picked the one that seems to tie all the others together--the way the River has bound people and buildings, industry and culture together over time. Beth Milke, Uxbridge MA

11/16/18 AT 09:35 AM
The new visitor center is beautiful, very well thought out and designrd.

11/16/18 AT 09:35 AM
Wish they would complete it.
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