Blackstone River

Northbridge, Massachusetts

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This is a rare trip where you can paddle in a loop: downstream on a river and then upstream on a canal. In addition to historic sights, you will see great blue heron, kingfisher, and osprey, along with myriad wetland plant species. You can also hike or bike the historic towpath.
Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island: AMC's Canoe and Kayak Guide, 3rd Edition

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Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island: AMC's Canoe and Kayak Guide, 3rd Edition

by Alex Wilson & John Hayes (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

This is a rare trip where you can paddle in a loop: downstream on a
river and then upstream on a canal. In addition to historic sights, you
will see great blue heron, kingfisher, and osprey, along with myriad wetland plant species. You can also hike or bike the historic towpath.

©  Alex Wilson & John Hayes/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Northbridge
Distance: 4
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 5 hours
Class: Class I
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Contacts: Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park, mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-central/blackstone-river-and-canal-heritagestate-park.html; Slater Mill,SlaterMill.org
Local Maps: Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 51: H17, 18, I18, J18; USGS Blackstone, Uxbridge
Driving Directions: Directions to Blackstone River

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