Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park, Uxbridge

#52 of 82 in Nature in Massachusetts
State Park Historic Site
River Bend Farm Visitors Center is the centerpiece of the park that 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.

Trails open daylight hours. Visitor Center has restrooms and is open daily from 10 am-4 pm.
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28 reviews
  • We were tired of traveling/driving and looked for a place to walk in the woods or along the river. We found the River Bend Farm (Uxbridge) in the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park. Intere...  more »
  • visited here as I have been to many national park areas and wanted to see what this one had to offer, as for the canal itself, water does not move much in it, lots of turtles sunbathing on the dead tr...  more »
  • This is a beautiful relaxing place to appreciate nature. Activities you can enjoy here are walking, running, fishing, mountain biking, boating, picnicking or just resting. The River Bend Farm Visitors...  more »
  • A fantastic hike on a wide trail that is predominantly flat because it runs next to the canal. The trail is about 3.85 miles from Plummer's Landing to the mill at the end and is an excellent hike. I have seen gorgeous wildlife (and a few water snakes!) and the area is popular with bikers and those walking their dogs.
  • It's an incredible place. Don't forget to check out the nature trails in the backfield
  • Excellent walking path along the Blackstone River, view nature, places to sit, read or soak up some sun! Great venue for photos!
  • Beautiful place with outstanding staff. It is a sin what the dirt bikers are doing to this state park.
  • Nice flat and smooth walking area along the Blackstone Canal with a great visitors center.

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