Historical remnants of a once booming industrial era line the Blackstone River, which winds through the rural town of Blackstone Massachusetts. The waterway, which once transported raw materials at the turn of the century, is now occupied by kayakers and visited by families seeking fun and relaxation. Spend the day hiking through the 100 acre state park and stop for a picnic at the dramatic falls of the Blackstone Gorge. Blackstone truly shines in the fall season, when its many farms and orchards come to life; and the river provides a perfect backdrop for magnificent foliage views.

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