Join us for a scenic trip through the Blackstone Valley, and a day filled with fun autumn activities!
Enjoy a relaxing train ride, Putnam’s Annual Pumpkin Festival, many antique and gift shops, a farmers’ market, local restaurants, and more!
Last year's trip sold out! Get your tickets today!
Blackstone Valley Tourism Council | 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
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