Located on the scenic lip of the Blackstone River (on the Lincoln side), Blackstone Valley Outfitters puts their reputation on what they sell as their bottom line. They pride themselves as a leading supplier of innovative and quality equipment for the outdoor enthusiast while promoting a love of outdoors and improving the quality of the river they cradle.
As members of such prestigious organizations like The Sierra Club, the American Canoe/Kayak Association and the Blackstone Valley Watershed Coalition (to name a few), they are constantly in tune with the relevant issues that keep the community informed, safe and environmentally responsible.
At a recent visit to their 25 Carrington Street location you see the culmination of a full service business not quite seven years old but already in their second upgraded storefront. They carry a product line that covers backpacking, biking, canoeing/Kayaking (they can launch you from their front door) and full fishing tackle; including providing a fishing license.
The expert staff is friendly with a laid back patience that invites questions from beginners as well as seasoned enthusiasts. Owner/operators Don Martin and Mark Pawlitschek are also able to provide clinics and guided tours of the river with equipment rentals as an optional add on.
You can tell they take pride in being a team player in the restoration of the Blackstone River, which at its worst went from the bleached dumping grounds of the old mill days, to an increase of indigenous fish population from a low of two to the current 19. They share the community's goal of getting the river to 100% by 2015.
Blackstone Valley Outfitters will also once again serve as the Safety Coordinators for the annual Greenway Challenge sponsored by the Blackstone Valley Park Association, so you know they know the lay of this land. Contact them at the information provided below or just stop on by to see what they have for your outdoor activity needs.
Blackstone Valley Outfitters
25 Carrington Street
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone #: (401) 312-0369