With its earliest settlers known as the Nipmucs, Mendon became an area prized for its natural attributes, and today, for its attractions and community. As part of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Mendon is one of the oldest industrialized regions in the United States. Its existence as a part of the Blackstone area includes it in the fulcrum of local business known as the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce. This organization is lauded for providing support and resources to those who seek positive and profitable initiatives in the Valley.
Work and play are always in balance for the people of the Mendon area. Mendon Town Beach, off Nipmuc Pond, makes for a wonderful local, cool summer hangout to see and be seen. At certain points in the year, youth sports are the focus of town buzz and activity as youngsters enjoy lacrosse, soccer, and other favorite pastimes. For golfers young and old, the Hopedale Country Club offers a relaxing 9-hole, semi-private golf experience just outside the Mendon border. When families and couples desire a rare treat, the Mendon Twin Drive-In provides the fun of a yesteryear drive-in with a modern movie experience, showing the latest hits and special double features. Southwick's Zoo is a treasured local landmark, with a wide range of animal life from African Cranes to Zebras, in an up-close, naturalistic setting. The zoo's numerous family events helps fill up the calendar throughout the year. Mendon is a true community with its own identity and a zest for activities which are quintessentially New England.
Mendon is a town in Worcester County Massachusetts and is part of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.