Welcome back to the 100 Delightful Things in Worcester Project, 2017 #RHPFF edition \o/ This year the lovely Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival interns, Sarah Meigs & Alli Jutras* are taking the reins & bringing us the good stuff. This week they had a merry romp at the Blackstone Valley Bike Paths.


Before coming to RHPFF, the Blackstone River Bikeway was this mystery multi-use bike path I had heard people talk about but I had never investigated for myself. I’m not going to lie, I’m not exactly an outdoorsy girl.. I can appreciate the wilderness but I prefer to enjoy it by looking out the window (the second there are bugs flying around my head, I’m out of there). Anyway, Alli and I ended up at the bike path on a day where the weather was awful, raining and crazy gross humidity. BUT, the bike path was honestly so beautiful – we both felt instantly taken out of the hustle and bustle of the city and into a scenic and tranquil place that is not often what people think of Worcester. We only walked a short way but little did we know, the path goes 48 miles from Worcester to Providence. From there, you can ride further into Rhode Island or into my home state of Connecticut! It goes through 14 cities and towns and where it was possible, the path was built along the river so there are lots of plants and animals to be seen as you travel. For those who love to be outside (and even for those like me who don’t) the Blackstone River Bikeway is a delightful thing of Worcester that you don’t want to miss!

*#TeamSalli FTW! Thank you Clark LEEP Program!