The Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park recalls the role of canals in transporting raw materials and manufactured goods between emerging industrial centers. Walk along restored sections of the Blackstone River Canal and Towpath from the River Bend Farm Visitors Center. Straddling the town line between Uxbridge and Northbridge is a 1000 acre natural area offering walking and hiking paths, canoe access, picnic areas and a broad expanse of the Blackstone River known as Rice City Pond, which is a great area for watching wildlife.
Parking and Trail Access
Directions: Mass Pike to exit 11, Rte. 122 south to N. Uxbridge, set of lights, left onto East Hartford Ave. Follow signs.
Journey along a historic canal
This 3.5 mile trail can be divided into several sections. The southern portion between Hartford Ave. and the Stanley Woolen Mill has been extensively improved by the state park with the watered canal alongside. This is heavily used. The Visitors Center ...
Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park Trail
I live a short 10 minute walk from where the trail crosses East Hartford Avenue and have hiked, biked and cross-country-skied it countless times over my 23 years in the area. Beginning at the southern terminus is ample parking near the Stanley Woolen ...
If you like mosquitos, swamp water, and a sub-par riding surface, this trail is for you! There are three areas to park along the trail, but only the mid-point of the trail off of East Hartford avenue offers any type of facilities. The southern terminus ...