The Visitor Center in Worcester, Massachusetts is part of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. It’s located at 3 Paul Clancy Way. There was once the Washburn / Moen Mill historic mill building here, which had been intended to become the visitor center, but sadly that burnt down. So they created something fresh and new.
Did you know the original mill which had been here created the steel cables used in the Brooklyn Bridge?
This location is at the current ‘head’ of the bike path which leads from Worcester all the way down to Providence, Rhode Island. Right now the paved bike path starts here and goes down to the Blackstone Shoppes in Millbury. The path is a pretty one. This end has a bike fixing station, picnic benches, and beautiful views of the Blackstone River.
LED lights on the steel struts light up at night, which makes this a cool location to visit at all hours.
The inside has a gallery with rotating exhibits. Be sure to check out their current offerings and see if you can swing by when they’re open!