This popular overlook is part of a 100-acre, two-state corridor that runs along the Blackstone River and offers one of the most spectacular views in the state. The Blackstone cascades over Rolling Dam, past boulders and hemlocks, providing a rare glimpse of the heavily industrialized river as it looked 200 years ago. At some spots, stepping stones allow access across the river when water levels are low. Both Rhode Island and Massachusetts have purchased land around the gorge for a bi-state park. At press time, a trail system and parking were planned.
For more information, contact the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, (401) 762-0250.
Follow Rte. 146 North to exit for Rtes. 5/102. Go right at end of ramp onto Rte. 146A. At first light, go left onto St. Paul Street. Follow to end into Blackstone, Mass. Turn left onto Rte. 122 north, then bear left at next intersection. After 0.6 mile, cross over bridge, then go left onto County Street. Park at end of street. Dam is straight ahead; gorge is through woods to left.
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