BLACKSTONE RIVER SAFETY ALERT
DUE TO HIGH AND FAST WATER CONDITIONS ON THE BLACKSTONE RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND NOT GOING OUT IN CANOES OR KAYAKS OR OTHER SMALL VESSELS ON THE RIVER UNTIL WATER LEVELS AND FLOW HAVE RETURNED TO NORMAL. PLEASE BE SAFE!
Valley Sites - Millville, Uxbridge
Sadly, there are no longer any mills in Millville, but there are plenty of wonderful stories in this small town. Though it is the youngest town in the Heritage Corridor, Millville’s story goes back over three centuries tying together a colonial meetinghouse, a massive rubber factory and a baseball Hall of Famer.
Chestnut Hill Meetinghouse
Chestnut and Thayer Streets
Central Street and Hope Street
Uxbridge is at the center of the Blackstone River Valley geographically and serves as a prime example of the valley experience. The mill story can be seen in spots like Rogerson’s village, River Bend Farm tells of our agricultural heritage and paddling a canoe down the canal combines recreation and education.
Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
287 Oak Street
Crown and Eagle Mill
East Hartford Avenue
Coronet John Farnum House
West Hill Dam and Park
518 East Hartford Avenue
Corner Quaker Highway (Rte 146-A) and Aldrich St. (Rte 98)
Did You Know?
While best known for the textile industry, the factories of the Blackstone River Valley made hundreds of different products, ranging from barbed wire and monkey wrenches to space suits and Mr. Potato Head.