The Blueways project began in 2006 when the
Rhode Island Rivers Council and the National Park Service Rivers
& Trails program brought together diverse interests from
throughout the state to discuss and plan a comprehensive water
trail network. The trails would link Rhode Island's rivers, lakes and ponds to Narragansett Bay and to the rivers in Massachusetts that flow into the bay, and be used to promote
safety, conservation, recreation and economic development. The
Rhode Island Blueways Alliance incorporated in the state of
Rhode Island as a non-profit corporation in late 2007 and now
manages the Blueways project and this web site.
Blackstone Valley Paddle Club
2013! Join us for our 13th season when we explore a different
waterway every Tuesday night in the Blackstone River Valley.
Improve your paddling skills, find the best paddling locations
in the valley, learn about water quality, and enjoy a relaxing
evening on the water. We launch at 6:15 PM each Tuesday night
May through August. The Blackstone Valley Paddle Club was formed
by the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage
Corridor, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Canoe & Kayak
Association. Blackstone Valley Outfitters is the vendor of
choice for the Blackstone Valley Paddle Club. To participate in
the Blackstone Paddler's Events, a RI Canoe and Kayak
Association membership fee of $15.00 is required, as is a $10.00
membership fee for the Blackstone Valley Paddle Club. These fees
provide a family membership and are good for the entire 2013
season. If you are a current RICKA member, you may join for the
additional $10.00 membership fee.
John H. Chafee National Heritage Corridor
Information about boating on the Blackstone River, including
paddling tour maps.
Rhode Island Canoe/Kayak
Membership organization provide information of interest to
paddlers throughout the state.
Kayak Centre of Rhode Island
Offers exceptional on-water paddling programs with high quality
gear and instructors; an amazing inventory and selection to
choose from, and above all, a destination where knowledgeable
and friendly staff could provide exceptional customer service.
We want you to find the right boat for your needs, budget and
future aspirations and we don't mind taking the time to walk you
through the process. From sitting in a boat in the showroom, to
test paddling on the water, to racking your car so you can take
it with you that day-we provide you with a level of personal
service that you just don't find at "big-box" or "alphabet"
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