Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park

Northbridge, Massachusetts 01534

Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park

Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park Professional Review and Guide

"Featuring mostly flat walking except for the Goat Hill portion, this route takes you up close to remnants and faint imprints of the Blackstone Canal and River. There are plenty of bird-watching and fishing opportunities along the way as well."

More Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park Professional Reviews and Guides

"East of Massachusetts 122 in Uxbridge and Northbridge. Two hikes explore the park, traveling multiple-use trails: The Towpath Hike tours a scenic, mostly natural corridor through the old industrial beltway. King Philip's Trail travels the wooded hillside above Rice City Pond, ending at a prominent rock overlook. Special attractions: Historic locks, dams, bridge abutments, and foundation; scenic woods and wetland; vistas; wildlife."

"On this hike, you will explore the Blackstone Canal, following it lock by lock through tangled woods, feral meadows, and preserved farmland to the site of the recently reclaimed Stanley Woolen Mill.

Hiking is allowed in hunting season, except on Sundays. If you hike during hunting season, wear an orange reflective vest. A 0.6-mile portion of the trail from River Bend Farm to the Stanley Woolen Mill is wheelchair accessible. Then the trail simply becomes too rugged."

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7/18/2005
I enjoyed the trail (Towpath) along the river and seeing the old mill. Many turtles were sunning. The visitor center is great. Good materials available. I'll probably return to do the other walk.
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Trail Information

Northbridge
Nearby City
4.8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Access
2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Best Times
Blackstone River and Canal
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Oct 2018