Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park, Uxbridge

#60 of 149 in Nature in Massachusetts
State Park · Historic Site
The Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park is a part of the state park system of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). This 1,000-acre (4.0 km2) park "recalls the role of canals in transporting raw materials and manufactured goods between emerging industrial centers." The Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park at Uxbridge, Massachusetts, is the midpoint of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor of the National Park System. The Blackstone River and Valley is where the industrial revolution was born in America. The southern entrance to this state park is the site of the historic Stanley Woolen Mill, currently being redeveloped for commercial and tourism. The Native American Nipmuc name for the village here was "Wacentug", translated as "bend in the river".

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  • Well maintained park with an easy 4 mile walking/biking trail along the 1700's canal and the pretty Blackstone River.  more »
  • This place gives you a feeling of calm and tranquility. Appreciate what's around us, Mothernature! We all need too be in touch!  more »
  • The park is beautiful and well-maintained. There is a good 1.25 mile path along the restored Blackstone River Canal, many picnic tables, and large meadows, one of which is used for some special history re-enactments and similar things sponsored by the Park. There is also a trail to the river, and north of River Bend there are trails along the river. We enjoy it often.
  • Beautiful place! Nice, level wide packed gravel pathways along the river, great for biking or easy walks, jogs. Open fields also available for dogs to romp.

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