Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park

Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park


Location:In Uxbridge, off Rt 146 south via the Massachusetts Turnpike, Worcester/Providence exit (10A).
Facilities:Picnic area, restrooms (é), trails, visitor center, historic site, scenic viewing area.
Activities:Canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, hunting (with restrictions), cross-country skiing, wildlife observation, interpretive programs (seasonal).
Special Features:The Blacksone Canal was built in the early 1800s to link Central Massachusetts to the Atlantic via Providence, RI. Most of the canal structures are now gone, but the remains of lock chambers, dams, bridges, workers' housing, and a company store are reminders of the area's industrial heritage. Visitors to the park can walk along restored sections of the canal and towpath from the River Bend Farm Visitor's Center.
Address:287 Oak St
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Phone:508-278-7604
Web: www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/central/blst.htm
Size: 1,005 acres.

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