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 Guide

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"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."

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston - 2nd Edition (Menasha Ridge Press)
Lafe Low and Helen Weatherall
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"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." Read more

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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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Dec 2018