Like every three year old, Hannah has some unique interests. One of them is waterfalls. Every time Hannah and I drive back from her preschool she gleefully shouts "waterfall" when we pass the reservoir. In the summer, we ride the Blackstone Valley Bike Path to see the waterfall. One day recently on the way to a playdate I tried to point out another waterfall and she missed it so I promised to show it to her on the way home. Supermom that I am, I forgot and she was in tears. So I promised that the next day we would go on a "waterfall treasure hunt." I was back to being supermom.
We set our goal at seven waterfalls but we only made about 4 (if you count seeing the same one twice) but we did do multiple loops around Woonsocket. When we pulled up at the Waterfall in Market Square in Woonsocket it was as if I took her to Niagara Falls. Her face was aglow with excitement and she was nearly speechless. I could hardly hear her over the roar of the falls and she couldn't get over that droplets of water were sprayed across the street from the force.
If you haven't seen it yet, it is worth a trip. It was too cold for much of a sightseeing trip but the Museum of Work & Culture is right across the street and a good restaurant, Vintage, is a stone's throw from the falls.
From there, we eventually found our way to Blackstone Gorge, on the Blackstone, MA/North Smithfield line. The path was too muddy to navigate in our trendy shoes but we did get a look at the falls. Information that I found on line indicates that if you hike a few minutes down the path you get a great birds' eye view of the gorge as well.
For your ever day waterfall sitings, travel throughout Lincoln on George Washington Highway and Breakneck Hill Road, as well as Highland Avenue in Cumberland/Attleboro. If you find any others worth the trip, be sure to drop me a line (and directions -- waterfalls aren't a POI in my GPS system!)