Introduction to Blackstone, Massachusetts
The first settlement in Blackstone occurred in 1662, and it was officially incorporated in 1845. It was named in honor of the first European settler in Boston and Rhode Island, William Blackstone. Prior to becoming a separate municipality, the town was part of Mendon, Massachusetts.
Blackstone and nearby Attractions
- Capron Park Zoo
- Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
- Upton State Forest
- Museum of Natural History
- New England Aquarium
- Roger Williams National Memorial
Things To Do In Blackstone
The Canal Heritage State Park and Ashland State Park provide recreational opportunities like boating, swimming, hiking, mountain biking and cross country skiing. The Ecotarium houses interesting exhibits pertaining to wildlife and the environment. Nearby attractions include the Garden in the Woods, the Tower Hill Botanic Garden and the Fall River Carousel.
Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International.
Blackstone Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Bryant College, Clark University, Worcester State College, Providence College and Rhode Island College.