Saturday, September 15, 2018

Blackstone Valley: Explorer River Tours start in Woonsocket this Sunday!

Our tours on the Blackstone River in Woonsocket start this Sunday! From a look at the's going to be a great afternoon (sunny and high 70s)!

Visit Woonsocket and experience a very different view of the Blackstone River while it flows under half a dozen bridges.

Learn how Woonsocket grew into an industrial giant during the last third of the American Industrial Era – spinning wool, cotton and producing rubber products. The large structures made of steel, concrete and brick are a testament to coal, steam and water-powered machinery that provided thousands of jobs, supported communities and created a bustling and booming industrial city.

Sept. 16 to Oct. 21: Cold Spring Park, 101 Katherine Rd., Woonsocket, RI
Explorer Tour & Blackstone Culinaria
Bugg'd Out BBQ
101 Katherine Rd. Woonsocket

Saturday, September 22
4 pm

If you'd like to join our wait list email

Meet us down by the river for a special barbecue buffet picnic with Bugg'd Out BBQ at Cold Spring Park! We'll have a spread of tasty BBQ chicken, pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw and cornbread.

After our meal we'll hop aboard the Explorer for a narrative cruise of this Northern RI portion of the Blackstone River!
Napoleon Lajoie talk with author Greg Rubano
101 Katherine Rd., Woonsocket

Saturday, September 29th
1 pm

Join us on The Explorer for an informative talk with Greg Rubano, author of In Ty Cobb's Shadow: The Story of Napoleon Lajoie, Baseball's First Superstar

Come learn more about Nap's interesting story from his impoverished French-Canadian childhood in the mills of Woonsocket to his career as a player-manager where his fielding was special to watch and he hit the ball so hard he at times literally tore the cover off.

Tour includes some light "ballpark" fare
Blackstone Valley Tourism Council | 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

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