Top 10 Things to do in Whitinsville, United States

August 1, 2017 Flossie Demartino

Whitinsville is an unincorporated village within the town of Northbridge in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Whitinsville is a census-designated place (CDP) and its population was 6,704 at the 2010 census. Whitinsville is pronounced as if it were spelled "White-ins-ville". It was founded by the Whitin family, after whom it is also named. It is a post office jurisdiction, with a ZIP Code of 01588. It is located on the Mumford River, a tributary of the Blackstone River.
Restaurants in Whitinsville

1. Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park

287 Oak St, Uxbridge, MA 01569-1250 +1 508-278-7604
Excellent
67%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park

In the late 1800s industries in the Blackstone River Valley used this canal to transport textiles between Providence and central Massachusetts.

Reviewed By gailmath - Massachusetts

A beautiful, sunny 68 degree day in February made the park even better. Lots of people enjoying the trails as well as the small welcome center. We stopped at several other locations along the Blackstone Corridor and enjoyed reading the histories. A map is available in the welcome center.

2. Southwick's Zoo

2 Southwick St, Mendon, MA 01756-1234 +1 800-258-9182
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 417 reviews

Southwick's Zoo

Reviewed By Coral G - Winchendon, Massachusetts, United States

We visited the zoo on a Monday in September. It was nice and quiet. The Skyway was running so we took a ride. It was wonderful. No bumps along the way. We saw most of the park's wildlife. There's also a train, but we didn't ride it. You can feed and pet the herd of deer; there's a petting area for adorable goats; the staff provide informational sessions; there are shows. Each type of animal is explained via a board at the exhibit area. The board includes a map as to where the animal lives, the age span and size, whether the species is endangered and to what extent, and other information. The aviary is wonderful!. You can feed the parakeets. They fly onto your shoulder, or in my case, my hat. Although the zoo is not huge, it has a good variety of animals. What made an impression on me was the quality of care the animals receive. You can tell that the members of the staff really love the animals. The areas are well-maintained and clean. All animals had plenty of water and food. I look forward to returning soon.

3. Purgatory Chasm State Reservation

Purgatory Rd., Sutton, MA +1 508-234-3733
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Purgatory Chasm State Reservation

Reviewed By Joseph J

What a great place for a quick hike that is both fun and gives lots of options you can make this as easy or as difficult as you want. A pleasant stroll down the middle of the chasm or an adventure over and under rocks some the size of small houses. Once you get to the end of the chasm you can walk back on either rim for awesome views.

4. Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery

200 Woonsocket Hill Rd, North Smithfield, RI 02896-7128 +1 401-767-3014
Excellent
89%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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5 based on 140 reviews

Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery

Reviewed By Beaulieup - Millville, Massachusetts

Dairy products are the best around. Bakery has a wide assortment. Over the years price has gone up at an alarming rate. Some of the bakery iteams not as fresh as years before.

5. Shining Rock Golf Club

91 Clubhouse Ln, Northbridge, MA 01534-1293 +1 508-234-0400
Excellent
58%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
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Poor
6%
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Just one year after opening in 2010, New England golfers now have another "must play" course for their bucket list. Carved out of a majestic 146-acre tract of rolling landscape that affords sweeping views of the historic Blackstone Valley Corridor, Shining Rock Golf Club gives every level of golfer a memorable round. The par 72 course measures 6,735 yards from the championship tees and each hole offers three to five tee boxes. With an elevation change of 255 feet from the highest to the lowest point on the course, golfers are presented with some stunning holes that will be talked about for their jaw-dropping and chiseled beauty.

Reviewed By Harvey G - Waltham, Massachusetts

Have played this course many times on the last several years. Terrific service form ground personnel and clubhouse as well. The course is the meat of the adventure. The first six holes will test everything in and out of your bag. After that it is mainly a great golf course. Greens are like concrete and linoleum. Fairways are manicured. Sand traps have new sand in them this year.

6. Elm Draught House Cinema

35 Elm St, Millbury, MA 01527-3104 +1 508-865-2850
Excellent
71%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Elm Draught House Cinema

Reviewed By Lydia B - Worcester, Massachusetts

Going to movies here is relaxing and very family friendly. AND their best feature is Patriots games - all season - they can't charge admission so you're only expense is snacks. They have a beer and wine license as well. AND the bathrooms are clean and convenient. I have been taking my grandsons there for years and believe me on a stormy Sunday - as we are known to have around here - there is no better option than to go to The Elm. We meet friends and family there, easy access from Rt. 20 and 146.

7. Breezy Picnic Grounds & Waterslides

520 NW Main St, Douglas, MA 01516-2205 +1 508-476-2664
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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4 based on 52 reviews

Breezy Picnic Grounds & Waterslides

Reviewed By Maria P - Worcester, Massachusetts

Such a nice place to get together! There are three water slides built into the hill- slower, medium, and faster. There are NO STAIRS TO CLIMB! Woohoo! You walk a ramp/hill to get to the top. There is a nice lake front that is shallow and buoyed off. No worries, there is no muck, just nice sand under your toes. There is a small arcade and a snack shack. However, you can bring in your own cooler of food. There are picnic tables or you can lay a blanket/beach chair on the grass. I like to play cards with my husband while the kids toss a Nerf ball. Such a nice relaxing place to go.

8. West End Creamery

481 Purgatory Rd, Whitinsville, MA 01588-1618 +1 508-234-2022
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 78 reviews

West End Creamery

Enjoy a cone of delicious ice cream or try a round of golf on our beautiful 18 hole miniature golf course. Jump in with both feet on the Barnyard Jump or get lost this fall in our 5.5 acre a-maize-ing corn maze! There's SO much to discover at our Family Farm.

Reviewed By JOHNNYB17 - Chicopee, Massachusetts

I was looking for something to do outside with the kids and found West End creamery. We got there right when they opened and it was already starting to get busy but, It was a beautiful day so that wasn't a surprise. We headed right for the mini golf, there was a few people in front of us but it wasn't to long of a wait. The course is 18 holes and is set up nice. They also have a bounce place for kids. It cost 4 of us $34 bucks, $8.50 ea. when we finished up, we headed over to get some of they're ice cream. We walked inside and the girl told us we can eat inside but had to order outside? O.K. ? We went back outside and the lines were pretty long. You would think they would have more people working on a weekend day that was sunny and everyone wanted ice cream, they only had a few girls working and they were pretty unorganized to say the least. You ordered the ice cream at the same window you waited for the ice cream ? I'm not sure why they didn't have a " pick up window" like most places do so that others can order, instead of waiting for the person in front of you to get they're ice cream before you could even order yours? It caused huge back ups of people and a lot of rumbling from the crowds of people waiting. They couldn't even dip my daughter's waffle cone in chocolate ? I'm guessing they ran out or something, at that point, I was just happy to get the ice cream and not stand in a line anymore, so I didn't bother to ask why. It was a nice place to go but they really need management to be on hand of the high school kids they got working for them, to move things along, no ice cream is worth waiting 45 mins for, sorry.

9. Upper Charles Bike Trail

Dilla St, Lake Douisa, Milford, MA 01757
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Upper Charles Bike Trail

Reviewed By Ed D - Milford, Ma

Nice paved walking, biking trail. Please be aware that some sections are secluded so be careful if walking alone. Also be aware that not all users follow the simple rules of the trail. Watch out for the occasional dog poop on the trail. For bikers be careful of the dog walkers with 20 foot leashes that let their dogs roam all over the trail, kids that wander back and forth across the line while their parents watch without a care, and it can also be slippery in the Fall with wet leaves. Otherwise enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of the trail.

10. Mendon Twin Drive-In

35 Milford St, Mendon, MA 01756-1030 +1 508-473-1092
Excellent
64%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Mendon Twin Drive-In

Reviewed By Frank B - East Walpole, Massachusetts

The Andel'men have not done well by their purchase of the Mendon. Higher prices. Food and Drink Nazis. The concession stand has gone Way Down Hill.... its just not the same place and the overall quality has suffered. Unequal treatment on paying clientele, roving security that are NOT professional. Just little good to say since they've taken over.

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